Black screen after entering games.

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  1. Koolfreak
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    My son's 3ds began to black screen lately after trying to load original cartridge.

    The OS boot normally. When I put the cartridge in the slot, the game appear normally. But when I touch the game, black screen occur after Nintendo 3DS logo.

    Same thing with all the games... but with mario kart 7, I can see the Mario Kart 7 logo with the gear Rolling non stop.

    I tried to format the console, to remove the SD card, to replace the SD card with another 3ds, I opened the back lid to remove the battery 5 minutes... but blackscreen was back.

    Some sofware from the os work normally, other like photo blackscreen like the games

    Is another move I could try to repair this?

    BTW, the 3ds is out of warranty.

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  2. SmileCitrus

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    If it's this black screen that says, "An error has occurred..." then the WiFi board has probably come loose. A quick way to confirm if this is the cause without opening the console up is to turn the WiFi switch off. If the console works normally with the WiFi switch off and then gives you the error message shortly after flipping it back on then it means you probably just need to reseat the WiFi board. The instructions are for replacing it, but if the board itself is good, you can just remove it and then reseat it.

    A loose WiFi board, however, wouldn't cause a black screen for the camera app as far as I know. Although if the camera ribbon cable is disconnected when you try to open the camera app you do get the "An error has occurred" screen.

    If it's a solid black screen with no error message though, I'd also like to know what causes that.
     
  3. Koolfreak
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    It's a solid black screen with no message error.
     
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    have u ever done anything that sounds "piracy"
     
  5. Koolfreak
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    DStwo only... for roms, but when the trouble starts, he played with Mario Kart 7 (original cartridge)
     
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    I actually just tested and it turns out I was wrong; you do get a solid black screen with no error message if you remove the WiFi board and then try to open the camera app. I don't have a copy of Mario Kart 7 so I can't test that particular game, but when I tried to launch Zelda: Ocarina of Time while the WiFi board was removed I got a solid black screen with no error message also. It made no difference if I flipped the WiFi switch to the off position beforehand. So it looks like your problem could still be WiFi-related.
     
  7. Koolfreak
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    Ok... I removed the wifi board to reset... and trouble still :(
     
  8. SmileCitrus

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    Ah, sorry it didn't help. Unfortunately I'm not sure what else might cause the problem though.
     
  9. driverdis

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    since you opened it up already, try buying a replacement WiFi board from eBay and put that in the place of the old one. if your WiFi card is faulty, using a different one will fix the problem.

    I would buy one from a US based seller, as it seems nobody in Canada is selling one and at least a couple of the ones from US sellers are cheap and label them as genuine, pulled from working system.
    those kind are the ones to get.
     
  10. Koolfreak
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    I've tried with my other 3ds wifi board (my other son have a 3ds too), and same thing happened.
     
  11. Koolfreak
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    ok... I've tested with other games owned by my neightbor... Stafox 3d, mario 3d land, super mario bros 2 and superhero squad works flawlessly.

    Merio Kart, Rayman, Asphalt 3d, lego city undercover don't work.

    Weird...