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Old 11-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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So. As most of you know, I've an Aqua Blue 3DS. Nowadays, that color's a collectible. Unfortunately my R button isn't working and now it is not connecting to the internet what. so. ever. My sister mailed me her 3DS just to see if it was the school's wifi that wasn't working and whaddya know! It worked! I got my special Torchic on my Pokemon X game and everything! So my roomate suggested I'd fix it myself. If Nintendo were to fix it they'd replace the parts with ann all black finish and if I wanted a black 3DS, I woulda gotten one. This would cost roughly about 15 bucks, and I'd do it myself...should I? Thoughts?
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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I can give you tips, being a technician and all. Just order the parts. If you're really that apprehensive, I'd install them for you, but after shipping both ways, etc, you'd be better off doing it yourself.
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Well do you know EXACTLY what is wrong? Because just making an assumption and then going out to buy something could end up costing a ton of money. Have you actually taken a look inside the DS?
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Well do you know EXACTLY what is wrong? Because just making an assumption and then going out to buy something could end up costing a ton of money. Have you actually taken a look inside the DS?
I've no idea what I'm doing T.T
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Then I would not really recommend it at all. Because the DS, being a handheld system, would be a lot more difficult to put together than, say, a PS3. Plus, there could be soldering/desoldering involved and it could be very difficult if you don't know what you are actually doing.

So, if you want more work for yourself, I say go ahead. But have you tried calling Nintendo to see what they can do about keeping the color? Or have you checked with a repair shop maybe?
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Then I would not really recommend it at all. Because the DS, being a handheld system, would be a lot more difficult to put together than, say, a PS3. Plus, there could be soldering/desoldering involved and it could be very difficult if you don't know what you are actually doing.

So, if you want more work for yourself, I say go ahead. But have you tried calling Nintendo to see what they can do about keeping the color? Or have you checked with a repair shop maybe?
Thanks Elle, I trust a repair shop more than myself :3
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If u decide to fix it by yourself, try to follow this guide from ifixit.com
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I feel you, I love my Aqua Blue one too and am glad I found one.
But if you have absolutely no idea what you are doing and no experience repairing hardware you are better off letting someone who knows what they're doing handle it. If you break it you will have to get a black or another color anyway. Or pay an exhorbitant price for another Aqua one off the internet.
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