Bought a broken 3DS - Insides wasted, Any hope ?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Kane49, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Kane49
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    So, trying to dump the nand on my own 3DS i ruined the pinouts, no biggie the console still works.

    Yesterday i bought a broken 3DS for cheap at the Flea Market to practice soldering and dump its nand, turns out the seller had also tried to dump his nand but unlike mine his does not work anymore.

    The area around the pinouts looks like he used a fork and a blowtorch, does anyone see any hope of still repairing it ?

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    http://imgur.com/gallery/hdIM8

    If you guys dont think so i will just put it on ebay :)
     
  2. james50a

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    looks pretty badly done. doubt this is recoverable as it looks like nearby components may have potentialy been damage. you CAN repair it (anythings possible)but its not realistic. just sell it on ebay, all its really worth at this time is the screen/button replacement value so 30-40$
     
  3. Veho

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    Ouch.

    You could try melting the solder off, on the off chance the previous guy hasn't burned anything out in the process. If that fails, just sell it for parts.
     
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    I´d say give it at least a try, I mean it´s already broken, so why not try it?
    If it doesn´t work you can still sell it on ebay as broken.
     
  5. mr. fancypants

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    right here, right now

    a fork and a torch?? i would rather say he has done it with a thermal lance
     
  6. Foxi4

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    Agreed, clean the excess solder off. If it'll work, great. If not, sell the other components as spare parts.
     
  7. Kane49
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    Okay guys, im gonna go remove all the solder i can find and clean that shit ^^
    Theres also an ad on ebay for 3ds XL with a broken screen, can i simply remove the screen from my broken one and attach it ?
     
  8. Kane49
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    Okay so i cleaned off the solder (there was also a huge ball underneath the cart slot :wtf:.)
    The machine now boots ! into a bluescreen :P

    8046

    00F800FE
    00000000 00000000
    00000400 00000000

    3DS Guys error codes say: CMD is connected to CLK. (Other DAT lines may be connected to this aswell, no way to tell)
    I can not see anything being connected though, ideas ?

    Is there a way to blankly isolate the whole pinout area ?
     
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    I seen worse.
    People attempting an MRA hack themselves.
    People attempting a R-JTAG/RGH/JTAG themselves.....

    Mostly failed MRA hacks tho.
    R.I.P. poor 360 drives...


    Anyway, make sure nothing shots out.
    Check if there's any bridging between the pinouts.
     
  10. elcravo

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    Lol wtf how can you even do worse than that?^^
     
  11. Kane49
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    I gave up :9
    I scraped off the entire pinout section, same error ^^
    Now its on ebay !