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Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles starting next month

So soon after the 10th year anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has announced that it will stop taking repair orders for some Nintendo 3DS models.

Nintendo 3DS

The official statement from Nintendo is as follows:

Due to the difficulty in securing the necessary parts for repair, we will no longer be able to accept repair requests for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL as of March 31, 2021.

The affected models and how to identify them are as follows

  • Original Nintendo 3DS – Model No. CTR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “CW” or “CB”
  • Original Nintendo 3DS XL – Model No. SPR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “SW” or “SB”
  • New Nintendo 3DS – Model No. KTR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “YW”

Even if units are sent in before this deadline, Nintendo warned that they may not be able to proceed with the repairs if stocks of necessary parts no longer in stock. 

Do you still have an original 3DS or 3DS XL that needs repair?  Let us know what are you planning to do to have it repaired in the comments.

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