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The Nintendo 3DS XL 2015, marketed as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, was released October 11, 2014 in Japan and February 13, 2015 in North America.

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Where to find wifi card on new 3ds xl?

Hi, my new 3ds xl has 2 black screens that never go on even though the power light goes on and stays on. I read that in older models it was often a result of an unseated wifi card. I've opened up my 3ds xl but I can't see the wifi card, it definitely doesn't look the same as the normal 3ds / 3dsxl so I am wondering where it is and if the unseating is still an issue in the new 3ds xl.

I found one other person asking for this on here, but their answer wasn't very clear so I'm stuck.

Can anyone please advise? Thank you!

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According to the teardown on step 13, the WiFi chip is on the motherboard.

Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Motherboard Replacement

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Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Teardown

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Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Motherboard Replacement

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I see, from the picture it doesn't look like it's something that can be unseated, it looks like it is fixed to the motherboard. Is that correct?

Thanks for your help!

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It might not be the wifi card. If you have damaged ribbon cables underneath the left shoulder button, you may need repairs. I recently helped a friend with the same issue, and by messing around underneath the left button, I got the bottom screen to turn on. The top screen....I don't know. But if you get the bottom screen to work, I suggest not trying to do the same thing to get the top screen to work... *sweatdrop* (I ended up breaking it more after trying to get the top screen to work. I suggest being extremely careful. X'D)

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I'll try take a look, thanks. It would be extremely helpful to know which components can be disconnected while still allowing the console to boot. Would make it a lot easier to diagnose which one is the problem. I've read about broken camera modules causing this kind of behavior as well as either screen.

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You're welcome. It seems that it was the wifi card and its good to know another reason why a ds wont work. (Honestly I wish I would've thought of that XD)

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