I got it back alive, but the bad news is that my Limited-Edition-Pokemon-Clear-Red-2DS got portion cut out from the opaque side of it, with little damage to a clear side.
I only needed to unbrick, not install a port, as I didn't want to destroy the unit casing.
Despite the ups and downs, I thank you for returning my unit.
It's been a long 8 months for all of us, and I can finally move on.
sorry for being so negative but i really despise mortal kombat. the whole premise of it seems pathetic and vindictive in a snivelling weasley kind of way. it was cool in 1995 tho, but still just a gimmick.