2DS wont turn on

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by EvilMakiPR, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. EvilMakiPR
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  2. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

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    I would too have assumed it was the ribbon cables, but other than that I wouldn't know :S
     
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  3. Lilligant

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    Could be some internal connection damaged because of the "popping sound" it makes
     
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    So its not the battery right? Cuz im at Walmart to buy another 2DS and swap batteries annd you know the rest.
     
  5. Lilligant

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    IF it was the battery it would just turn off without making any sound
     
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    Do a 2DS have that kind of sound too? I thought it's because of it's counsins' clamshell design.
     
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    Ye, just watch the video that he linked
     
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    Ok so I checked and rechecked all the cables and conections. Still do the same.
    Dead?
     
  9. hyprskllz

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    Oh yeah, just clicked it, didn't saw it before. My bad.
     
  10. EvilMakiPR
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    I think I found the problem.

    The ribbon that its under the mic really close to the 3.5mm jack has a lot of corrosion. The ribbon has green stuff on it.

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  11. remix2k

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    That is the LCD's backlight connector and it looks like the gold connector contacts are corroded enough to fail to connect.
    That would cause your system to fail it's boot checks and shut right off.
    And you are not seeing the screen light up because the backlight is not coming on.
    Unfortunately, you're going to need a new screen as you can't get a backlight separately.

    Sorry man :(
     
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    Thanks man. Is there a way to "clean" that ribbon?
     
  13. remix2k

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    You can try cleaning the corrosion off the exposed gold contact sections but more often then not, the gold contact is actually eaten away and there isn't anyway to save it.
    I have scraped back the ribbon plastic to expose more contact and then trimmed the end of the cable so it can slide into the connector and make contact with the exposed contact. I have done this on a few systems I've repaired but it worked once out of 3 systems so.... ;)
     
  14. piratesephiroth

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    Perhaps you could trying cleaning it with a solution of vinegar and salt. Just remember to clean it well afterwards.
     
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    I clean with alcohol wipes, and have saved at least a few 2ds that way. If it hasn't been eaten away, then it can help sometimes. Corrosion, I swear.
     
  16. Avalynn

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    I'm just going to repeat what the others have said but try IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) of 90% to 99% because anything less usually leaves residue and an unwanted coating behind.
    Another thing to try is something like Deoxit cleaner or similar if you can't get the IPA.

    Also you may want to look inside that flat ribbon connector see if there is anything in there or on those pins. Just a note if you do clean in there, do not use a quetip as the fibers can snag and pull or bend the pins causing irreparable damage to the connector. Do look around for any other corrosion on the board around that area too.
    Best of luck and I hope it all works out!
     
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  17. EvilMakiPR
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    Thanks man! But ummm...I tried to clean it and I did but didnt work so I ended up ordering a new screen from eBay.

    Thanks to all that helped me!
    Oh and thats the only part that has corrosion.
     
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