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Introduction

So, you dropped your 3DS XL, and your left bumper needs to be replaced. This guide will provide the steps to replace the left bumper/left ribbon cable.

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    • Remove the SD card and the game cartridge from the device.

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    • Unscrew the two captive screws on the battery cover panel with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Remove the battery cover panel.

    • Remove the battery.

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    • Remove the four visible screws on the battery panel using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the screw covers and remove the screws.

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    • Remove the tiny screw by the game card compartment.

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    • Lift the battery panel off of the device.

    • Grab from the cartridge holder and pull back to remove.

    • Be careful to not pull off ribbons from the mother board.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cables from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the left bumper assembly screws.

    • Remove the spring.

    • Spring could eject.

    • Remove the hinge pin.

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    • Separate the bumper from the bumper assembly.

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    • Remove and replace the left bumper ribbon cable.

    • Pull carefully on ribbon cable as to not damage the structure.

    • Can be removed with fingers.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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