"bricked" 3DS booted to HOME Menu, ONCE

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by LinkSoraZelda, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. LinkSoraZelda

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    We have a 3DS I assume is on original firmware <8.1.
    It was bricked for apparently no reason. Recovery mode does not boot up, HOME Menu Management (L/R/UP/X) doesn't boot up either.
    Yesterday, it boot up to the Menu but turned off afterwards. Normally, I'd think that this has something to do with the ribbon cables for the screens. However, both screens have the backlight on and just hangs at a black screen. If it was a cable failure, the system would immediately shut itself off upon pressing POWER.
    It's weird. No SD Card or games inserted. Disassembled and everything lookd okay. But it can't be a full brick, it just booted up not long ago. Any other tips? This was never hacked btw.
  2. dg_dex

    dg_dex GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 27, 2016
    Any signs of a hard moded ever been installed? That sounds like a hardware fault. It could even be a corrupted nand image.
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