A9LH is not booting

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  1. FRITZINATOR
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    Someone please help if you got a second...

    So I booted my N3dsxl this morning worked fine, went flying and shut it off.
    After this evening the 3ds will start with my PIN password. I type it in and get into my splash screen that boots after payloads. Then I repeatedly get a black screen. Anyone ever have this issue?
    Anyway I can get past this?
     
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    Restore a NAND backup (after backing up your current one, in case it turns out this didn't fix the problem).
     
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    Also if what Quantumcat said doesn't work, try to boot your 3DS without any cartridge inside and make sure nothing else is stuck inside the slot.
     
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    Any guide I can follow to do that?
    Just want to be safe backing up the NAND.
     
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    Use Hourglass9 as a Luma payload.
     
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    So backup the one that's not booting now?
    Got it. So backup first and then restore the back up?
     
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    Backup your current one and put it aside (just in case).

    Restore an *older* backup from before the problem started.
     
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    Worked thank you! Any reason why it does that?
     
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    I'm glad that helped! :) Did you have a Flashcard in the slot? Some have a improper PCB-height and are prone to short the contacts, or like in my last case a leaf got stuck inside :P
     
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    Yes, I got an R4I gold card in there for all my DS roms. First time thats happen to me though. Thanks again!
     
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    Ah yeah that explains it then, I'm glad everything is resolved :) Try to shove a bit of paper under the PCB, that should help with the cartridge-contacts.
     
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