3ds black screen of death.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by AquaShame, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. AquaShame
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    So a few years ago, my 3ds XL randomly had a black screen, and it stayed infinite. I didn't really know what to do, so I searched and searched and I couldn't find a way, because my 3ds XL didn't have cfw. I tried every method, and it's still not opening, so I'm guessing it's a hard-brick. Pretty much why I came to this site for help.
     
  2. tbb043

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    Did you pull the battery? I don't know what "every method" entails... I don't think you can hard brick a completely non hacked 3ds.
     
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    I pulled out the battery and put it back in. It didn't work. Also, what I meant by using every method meaning every method that didn't use cfw. The charging light works and the blue light works, but it won't load.
     
  4. TurdPooCharger

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    What model 3DS is it?
    • o3DS, o3DSXL, n3DS, n3DSXL, etc.?

    Have you tried Recovery Mode?

    What happens when you boot without a gamecart and no SD card?

    If you have an old series 2DS/3DS, can you check if your WiFi module is loose and needs to be reseated?

    If you have a n3DSXL, do you hear background music in HOME Menu despite having black screens?
     
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    Tried taking out the SD card?
     
  6. AquaShame
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    My model is a new 3ds xl with nsmb2. I don't hear any background noise from the home screen, I have tried recovery mode, I opened it with game card and sd card and no game card and no sd card.

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    my mistake, I tried recovery mode but it won't open.
     
  7. TurdPooCharger

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    If you had CFW, there might have been a clue to what's wrong with yours.

    It's a crap shot, but maybe you have this type of BSoD. Try booting the n3DSXL with the camera flex cable unplugged.
     
  8. AquaShame
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    what's a camera flex cable?
     
  9. TurdPooCharger

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    Read that thread I linked and you'll know. It's a thin, orange cable that's part of the camera assembly. Disconnecting it fixes a certain black screens of death common in n3DSXL. This might or might not be what your 3DS has.
     
  10. AquaShame
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    alright, I'll try to take it out.
     
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