Sending a B9S 3DS Unit to Nintendo for repairs

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by GracefulLilac, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    Tbh lcd repairs generally aren't covered by your warranty unless you can prove it was a manufacturing fault or something, so while they may void a warranty repair if you send in a hacked system (although many have gotten away with sending in hacked systems for various repairs) seeing as your probably going to be paying for the repair anyway I don't see any reason why they wouldn't do it, they don't really care as long as your not costing them money
     
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  2. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah, that is a good point. But this is assuming that they WILL service the system and assuming they WON'T know is been modified, which everyone seem to think just formatting and removing the mods will not reveal any of that information to them. Again, even if you could just use the NDS to get it back, how is everyone sure they will service the system!? :mellow:

    The fact remains, the person know the system is modified from what nintendo did not allow, and is considered not with in any of their reason to service it, if they find out. So far people will assume they won't find out by simply removing the exploit and formatting the system to default state. I haven't done any business with nintendo regarding this sort of thing so I honestly don't know but simply cause I don't know doesn't mean is okay to send them a product I know is not within terms of service.
     
  3. Giodude

    Giodude Ruler of Italy

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    I brought up the fact of that possibility. Worst case scenario it gets sent back without repairs. Also a format would reset all installed tickets, and the it would set the ctrnand back to default. For extra precaution, a downgrade to 9.2 followed by an upgrade back to 11.4 would fix all broken system applications as well. Along with a b9s uninstall, I highly doubt anything could be detected, especially if the 3ds is sent in without the sd card.
     
  4. elBenyo

    elBenyo Wad of meat.

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    What the hell did you do? Sounds like you didn't properly connect a clipped ribbon cable, which causes a brick. I would reassemble that 3DS a few times before I declared it bricked.
     
  5. Giodude

    Giodude Ruler of Italy

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    I think a ribbon cable might have bent or something in the motherboard. Tried taking it out and putting it back in and that didnt solve anything. Either way, if i cant do it, i dont reccomend the op to do it.
     
  6. Alm

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    just buy a screen online....
     
  7. elBenyo

    elBenyo Wad of meat.

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    I get that, I only recommended it because I have been lucky enough to do 3 O3DS's with no problems. I did learn from disassembling my laptops though, so the learning curve was much smaller than normal.
     
  8. GracefulLilac
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    GracefulLilac Newbie

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    The main problem is that I don't have any prior experience with disassembling a new 3DSxl, so if I were to buy the necessary materials, I would still be afraid that I would mess up or brick the system, which would mean I would have to go and buy a new one, and I just got this one a few months ago. I've managed to find a repair store near where I live, but their repair cost is almost DOUBLE what nintendo said they would do for them to repair it. It's the only store I know of that would be willing to repair it, as most other stores would just say to return it to the manufacturer.

    BTW, here's a photo of the damage.
    Screenshot 2017-06-18 at 11.07.05 PM.png
     
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  9. sks316

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    Jesus, WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO????
     
  10. GracefulLilac
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    I was on a bus coming home and we hit a really big bump in the road. I was on my 3DS at the time and when we hit it, my 3DS flew out of my hands and landed on the floor screen side down. That was about 2 weeks ago
     
  11. Quantumcat

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    Ouch! A good advertisement for wrist straps!
     
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    sks316 Retro Enthusiast

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    Well... Ouch. I have no words.
     
  13. Giodude

    Giodude Ruler of Italy

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    Do not try to fix it if you have no prior experience. It is very easy to break something once inside.
     
  14. Thelonewolf88

    Thelonewolf88 Advanced Member

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    Of course they would check for unauthorized use. At a Sony repair center back in the 90's, we used to get machines sent in for repairs from consumers, yet had mod chips installed. They were instantly removed and the machines sent back untouched.

    With screen damage like that, you are best getting it fixed via a 3rd party repair store/experienced friend/family member than going the legit route.
     
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  15. elBenyo

    elBenyo Wad of meat.

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    Oh, you can probably rub that dead pixel out. In all seriousness, find another repair shop or one online. I did my friends for free so it's a $40 job, max.
     
  16. GracefulLilac
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    In all honesty, there is no repair shops nearby that can repair it. I've been trying my best to find someone who could replace it, but nobody I know has any experience with opening a 3DSxl, so I'm basically SOL unless someone on here would be able to...
     
  17. Steveosupremeo

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    I came out of lurk mode to say just trade the system to Gamestop. They'll give you trade credit minus a refurb fee. They'll harvest whatever parts off of it to rebuild another.

    There's a $15 additional credit promo for trading in a system if you're a power up pro member

    Also, pre owned 3DS's are on sale for 149.99 but recharges systems will be on 11.4 firmware.