3DS XL - Is The SD Card Slot supposed to be like this?

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#1 Edited by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

Hi

I recently bought a 3DS XL, yesterday to be precise. However, I have noticed something. The SD Card slot isnt flush with the system, so is this normal? If not, I`m planning to replace via EB Games, for a free replacement (might want to change my colour of the 3DS too, white gets dirty like crazy).

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#2 Edited by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

Oh, by the way, these are some examples of what I mean:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k1mSjWM68sfBn1jm8nyTzL_rMKkYi9Z08cO9Qk26dTc/edit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UGc3rxYwA0vFWP8Mb6jktxMJLikdyRLusd7iWdnACoc/edit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TT4MzFAN9ZDtDy5cIAO2xMNeqAvSSMNnPx64DhqHtnw/edit

Just to note, while with a bit of pressure, I can get it reasonably flush, it is extremely easy to open. A slide with your thumb will nearly open the slot entirely.

Not mine; photos off the internet (comparing)

http://i50.tinypic.com/biqtew.jpg

http://www.pocketables.com/images/2013/11/stylus-608x361.jpg

Those two look flush with the system.

Can someone confirm if this is normal?

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#3 Posted by KBFloYd (19568 posts) -

i cant help you because i dont have an xl...i have a rgular 3ds.

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#4 Posted by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

I have a dsi, which closes fine. I'm either not closing it properly or its a defect.

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#5 Posted by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

Was planning on calling Nintendo if this is normal..thought its a Public Holiday..

Anyone?

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#6 Edited by ObxChillin (169 posts) -

@flyingpieguy: yeah man i think yours is a little messed up, i got an XL and mine looks exactly like http://i50.tinypic.com/biqtew.jpg. Yours does look like its loose or somethin

I just pulled mine out and when i put it back in it kinda of clicks into place

Idk if this matters but when you click the SD card out it has a little lock switch on it, mine is set to locked and i havent changed it since i got it so that might b an issue, idk tho

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#7 Posted by trugs26 (7528 posts) -

My 3DS XL is flush.

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#8 Posted by rgsniper1 (9398 posts) -

@flyingpieguy: Mine is straight with the rest of the systems lines, so yes I'd say yours is slightly off. Question is though, is it hurting anything or just the cover part is a little crooked.

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#9 Posted by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

@rgsniper1 said:

@flyingpieguy: Mine is straight with the rest of the systems lines, so yes I'd say yours is slightly off. Question is though, is it hurting anything or just the cover part is a little crooked.

The cover isn`t flush, though the back plate battery cover can be slightly clipped off too (though, I think thats normal as its only covered by two screws)>

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#10 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@flyingpieguy said:

@rgsniper1 said:

@flyingpieguy: Mine is straight with the rest of the systems lines, so yes I'd say yours is slightly off. Question is though, is it hurting anything or just the cover part is a little crooked.

The cover isn`t flush, though the back plate battery cover can be slightly clipped off too (though, I think thats normal as its only covered by two screws)>

Flush usually means like wealthy, or I've heard it to describe someone's face or cleaning...but I don't understand it in this context.

Looking at the pictures, I think that outer casing does look loose.

I would suggest you go to a store that has plenty of used models and look at those to compare. I don't have the XL so I can't say, but I do have a regular 3DS and it's fine.

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#11 Edited by Epak_ (10215 posts) -

Mine is nice and smooth, your system is a bit off.

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#12 Posted by Litchie (21435 posts) -

Confirming it's not supposed to be like that. My 3DS XL SD thingy is not loose.

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#13 Posted by FlyingPieGuy (25 posts) -

I returned it yesterday for a new system. Its SD Card slot is flush :D

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#14 Posted by trugs26 (7528 posts) -

@flyingpieguy: Awesome! Enjoy! ;D