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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.

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

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

    • Remove the battery cover panel.

    • Remove the battery.

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

  4. Remove the screw covers and remove the screws. Remove the screw covers and remove the screws. Remove the screw covers and remove the screws.
    • Remove the screw covers and remove the screws.

  5. Remove the tiny screw by the game card compartment. Remove the tiny screw by the game card compartment.
    • Remove the tiny screw by the game card compartment.

  6. Lift the battery panel off of the device. Grab from the cartridge holder and pull back to remove.
    • 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.

  7. Remove the left bumper assembly screws. Remove the spring. Spring could eject.
    • Remove the left bumper assembly screws.

    • Remove the spring.

    • Spring could eject.

    • Remove the hinge pin.

  8. Separate the bumper from the bumper assembly.
    • Separate the bumper from the bumper assembly.

  9. Remove and replace the left bumper ribbon cable. Pull carefully on ribbon cable as to not damage the structure.
    • 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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