3DS hard brick recoverable?

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  1. DigitalRain
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    I was following Plailect's guide and everything went smoothly up until the 2.1 downgrade. OTPHelper's One Click Setup ran fine but upon reboot the screens won't even turn on. No recovery menu possible or anything like that.

    Is this type of brick recoverable? If so, does anyone in Melbourne, Vic, Australia do it?
     
  2. Tony_93

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    I supposed you backed up your NAND before going to the 2.1 downgrade right? You can flash it back with a NAND Hardmode.
     
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    Yeah, I have the backups. I'm no good at soldering (and don't have the equipment anyway). Anyone in Australia (or hell, anywhere, although shipping might be a bitch) who could do it?
     
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    Did you take out the sd card before turning the system on? If not, try it now!
     
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    Yeah, I tried that. No luck. :(
     
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    Definitely sounds like a hard brick... Now I'm curious what happened! In any case, you'll want to commission a hardmodder in your location. There's a thread listing various modders by region here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/list-of-hardmod-installers-by-region.414224/

    However, I don't see anyone offering it in Australia... unless someone speaks up here?
     
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    Hey thanks for the list, might have to see how much it costs to ship to the US. :)
     
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    No problem. I am always happy to help if i can.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure what happened... I guess I derped up without realising it.
     
  11. Greymane

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    From what you said in the first post, it is most likely something in the downgrade files (wrong version/region). Or simply bad luck, this stuff is never 100% safe.
     
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    Remove the sd
     
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    Sorry tapatalk is kind of shitty :P
     
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