2DS motherboard replacement - blank screen

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by fake_punk, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. fake_punk
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    Hey guys,

    I messed up a hardmod on a 2DS by accidentally pulling off a couple of the solder pads. I tried the hardmod because the al9h install failed (blank screen only). This was a new 2DS with the FTR-20 motherboard.

    I ordered a new motherboard on ebay (FTR-01) and I just replaced it. When I power it on, the screens turn on but it remains blank/black. There are no sounds etc.

    Now, I just realized that the wireless is not integrated in the MB on the FTR-01 like it is on the FTR-20. However, it seems that that issue would cause an error message, not just a blank screen. Any ideas on what the issue may be? I have checked the ribbon cables and they seemed ok, but I will check again if that seems to be the issue.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. sparky28000

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    Could be the wireless. A 2DS won't boot without the wireless chip inserted.
     
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  3. fake_punk
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    Yep, it was the wireless. I got a wireless card yesterday and it now works! Thanks!