3DS Black screen

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Icirrus, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Icirrus
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    So my friend ran into an issue where on the installation of 2.1.0 on his N3DS he got a message saying it was successful but it wouldn't boot at all. So he went into safe mode and updated. Now it doesn't boot at all. Blue light but no back light. What now?
     
  2. F4LK

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    From the holy guide:
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    He was supposed to take out the SD Card and then boot the system up.
     
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    Damn so I'm guessing he's gonna have to get a new device and throw this one away or something
     
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    If he still has a nand backup he can have it hardmodded, otherwise yep it's an expensive paper weight.
     
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    Yeah he does have a backup. How would he go about fixing it? Is there a thread you can link me to?
     
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    Honestly if you are in the UK, I would tell him to send it to @gamesquest1 to fix it for him.

    IF you have soldering experience you guys can try to do it yourselves (I don't recommend this):
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-noob-friendly-nand-dumping-2ds-3ds-3ds-xl-n3ds-n3ds-xl.414498/

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    The hardmodder can install the CFW for him and send him back a modded system. It may just cost a bit more.
     
  9. F4LK

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    Like gonz said, you could either get a normal hardmod or a hardmod + installed cfw (which will cost a few bucks more probably)
    I would highly recommend to ask for cfw so you and your friend don't have to deal with the whole installing process. (again)