DSi XL will not read any games

I tried a different card in the 3DS and got the same message. This item requires soldering skills to install. Comes in bulk OEM packaging. What does that mean? Which companies fix things like this? Sold by flashbackltd and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This little part component saved my day and my wallet. My little girls DSi XL was damaged when someone apparently tried to insert a card game upside down which bent all the little fingers contacts on the inside of the card reader. There were two choices 1 try to salvage it by replacing the card reader or 2 buy a new DSi. I bought the reader and had it replaced by some friends that work in Mini component lab that specializes in soldering down to the microscopic level.

I don't think I could have done the job at home with a crude soldering iron. I would recommend this fix to anyone but do yourself a favor first 1 make sure you have the tools and abilities to do it yourself or 2 find someone who does. OEM exact replacement fast ship. Everything fit perfect and once soldered in, all worked just fine. I would recommend buying this to anyone with good soldering abilities. This is a no brainer, get the soldering tool kit as well.

In the product description it states some soldering skills required. There are over 20 points to be soldered and each is little more than a pin head in size.

I do not recommend this item to the Average Joe like me. If you have the equipment and a whole lot of patience you could possibly do it. I did it after buying a few more supplies magnifying glass,helping hands,fine point soldering iron,etc. If you're up for the challenge, go for it! One person found this helpful. See all 7 reviews. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now.

Maybe you can try to repair the spring-load, disassemble it, on the left of the slot you can see the spring-mechanism, slightly press it down when you insert a cart, or try to make a good picture. While you could replace the slot itself requires careful soldering I usually find it easier to just replace the whole motherboard. The motherboard is much easier than anything in the upper halve of the device as you don't have to fiddle with the hinge and threading cables through that.

The hardest part of replacing the mobo is going to be the ribbon cables, specifically the touchscreen digitizer. Just take it slow, follow the guides on ifixit. Thanks for the reply. I would rather avoid soldering if possible, only because I've never done it before.

So this sounds like the best solution for me. I do have some experience taking consoles apart. I've just never had to disassemble a DS until now. It isn't too bad on the DSi. I got a micro-SD adapter and cycled it in and out of the 3DS about 15 times.

I put the original card and the card was recognized and everything seemed to work. If you are stuck with the "SD Card" message try push-in push out another card a lot to try and get to good contact again.

Has your daughter ever put the game in reverse? If so, the pins in the game slots are broken. It happened to my ds as well, and it can't be fixed at home , I'd recommend to look for a guy to fix it. I meant that if she has ever put the game card in reverse into the game slot with pressure Try putting a clothing tag in the game slot alongside the game. It worked for me after a few tries. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment.

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