So the deal is - a friend of mine gave me away his bricked N3DS. My plan is to get it working when I'll be back home via hardmodding it and injecting b9s into NAND, but I'm curious on what exactly caused the brick and if it actually can be fixed without screwdriwer and soldering iron. How much I know about the brick: Luma3DS version he used I don't know. His system firm was 11.2 on the moment of the brick. Version of A9LH installed was one of those before CTR NAND payloads was possible. From what he said, he managed to brick the console by putting it in sleep mode while GBA game was running. It also doesn't look like hard brick - when turning on, power LED doesn't stays on, turning off after about a second. Which, as I understand, means that there's no bootrom loop or something. It looks similar to situation when no payload is present on SD-card, but the problem is that it's actually there. Any ideas on what could have been the actual reason of the brick and if it's fixable without hardmod, before I proceed to it?