Nintendo 3DS Teardown

Nintendo 3DS: Main PCB and chips revealed

Our friends over at iFixit obtained a Japanese version of the Nintendo 3DS a few weeks ago, and did a complete teardown. Here's one of the photos from their gallery that shows all the chips on the 3DS' main PCB.

As I noted earlier, most of the chips are covered by metal EMi shields that are soldered to the main PCB. As I wanted to reassemble our test unit in working order, I decided not to remove the shields.

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Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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