3DS - Powering on, solid blue light. No life.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by falken, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. falken
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    Issue is definitely with the mainboard, placed it into another working system and the same issue is there.

    Powers on with a solid blue light.
    Screens don't come on, no wifi indicator and can't enter recovery mode.

    Seems like a bricked system? Anything that can be done with it? (Don't have a nand backup, wasn't my console)
     
  2. Petraplexity

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    I read somewhere that you can unbrick with a Raspberry Pi.
    If yours is "superbricked" or something, though, I recommend keeping it around anyway. Just in case.
     
  3. LameNobody

    LameNobody Weighted Companion Cube Enthusiast

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    Yes, it's bricked... the only way to fix it will be with a nand backup (which you don't have)


    The raspberry pi / arduino unbricking process only works on consoles bricked by Gateway OMEGA firmware..
    This type of brick presents with a blue screen at boot.
     
  4. falken
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    Thanks, so it's only use is to teardown for spares? Just want to make sure before I do.
     
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    Unless you are able to access the recovery menu, you'll need a backup for anything otherwise..

    Recovery mode:
    The recovery mode (also known as Safe Mode Boot) can be accessed when turning on the Nintendo 3DS while holding A+R+L+Up(DPad). This menu is made to update your Nintendo 3DS through internet, if an update previously failed.

    http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Recovery_Mode
     
  6. falken
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    Thanks for the input, recovery mode was the first thing I tried. Doesn't boot into recovery either.
     
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    Same thing to me.