2DS died after falling in water, is there a way to save my save files

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  1. Oshibo
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    So through no fault of mine, my 2DS fell in a bowl of water a week ago. For some reason, the SD card is being picked up by my reader even though just an hour ago it wasn't. I want to at least save my save files since while it is a pain in the a** I can load my CIA backups inside the new 2DS I'm getting. My main problem is I have no clue how to extract my saves, as some of them had a bunch of hours racked up and I would hate to start over.
     
  2. zoogie

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    Chuck that 2ds in a bag of rice and it might be revived.
     
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    But OP said the 2DS fell into the water A WEEK ago, so I think all the water has dried, and if the 2DS had water inside it for a whole week, I'm pretty sure it is already corroded.
     
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    Well, actually I put it in the sun for a bit(Thankfully it is summer), and took it apart and did some drying. Though it probably had water in it for a few days, 2 at the very least.
     
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    Probably pretty boned if it's been in water for that long. Maybe disassemble it and look for corrosion. If there is some, I recommend taking it to your local repair shop, telling them the issue and paying for a board repair. Probably not worth it though, as it may end up being worth more than a new 2ds.
     
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    But the OP said the device was wet inside for 1 WHOLE WEEK, so I'm pretty sure that in that time, the corrosion has already "eaten" the components (chips, etc.).
     
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    To clarify, it wasn't in the water for a week or anything like that. It fell in the water a week ago, but was only in the bowl for a few hours max, problem is the water got inside through the speakers.
     
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    Still long enough to have damaged the main board. Even a little liquid could corrode a board. But to answer your main question. No there is no way to get your saves. They are gone, unless you do a board repair or had a backup on your SD. In which case you probably wouldn't be making this thread.
     
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    Yeah, I did understand that, but at that time, I'm pretty sure that the 2DS was filled with enough water to cause irreversible damage to the device.
     
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    SHOVE THAT 2DS IN THEM RICE FIELDS BUDDY.
     
  11. Oshibo
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    Thanks, I don't even know why the conversation went in that direction anyway, since it wasn't my question.
     
  12. BARNWEY

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    You're boned unless you already have them extracted, sorry dude....
     
  13. CrimsonMaple

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    People say this but rice really doesn't fix anything. Proof from a professional.
     
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    Dude. Many sunken electric devices can be saved. Just use the rice trick, then open it and clean all the water sediments with 70% ALCOHOL throughout all the components. It's pretty easy. But it may take you some time. But it do worth the time. And you'll end up with the knowledge of fixing the device, plus a clean 2ds. Look out in YT.
     
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    true true but, that's if there is a corrosion in the motherboard
    Actually nvm. It's been a week since the dude have water inside the 2ds.It might've happen.
     
  16. TheCyberQuake

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    Actually you are wrong. It takes an extended amount of time to even begin corrosion. I know water doesn't immediately start causing damage because for testing purposes I cleaned a computer with soap and water, thoroughly rinsed and dried it and it's still working to this day. The only potential problem items are LCD and mechanical components. Corrosion wouldn't happen within the time specified. What probably killed it was having the battery in and being in water, which shorts power and fries components. Water only affects electronics when they are powered.
     
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    You want 90+% isopropyl for electronics.
     
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    are there any keys or some thing from the 3ds you can back up so you can decypt the saves off the sd card if your 3ds dies and get them back
     
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    Back up your saves regularly with JKSM.
     
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    You can see if you can hardmod your 3DS.
    Nyeh, people should check that. You can always revive your shit.