Hardware Bricked 3DS with NO CFW installed, can't even boot in recovery mode

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So I have recently modded 2 Nintendo 2DS systems with CFW, I have a 3rd one in my house that's bricked (NO CFW) I feel as though it's a hardbrick oh and there is also no SD card inserted in it, is there a way to fix it using one of my modded console's SD cards? (The light turns on and then back off, btw)
 

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So I have recently modded 2 Nintendo 2DS systems with CFW, I have a 3rd one in my house that's bricked (NO CFW) I feel as though it's a hardbrick oh and there is also no SD card inserted in it, is there a way to fix it using one of my modded console's SD cards? (The light turns on and then back off, btw)
First place boot.firm on a fat32 SD card and if that doesent work do the NTRBoot method with a ds flashcart
 

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First place boot.firm on a fat32 SD card and if that doesent work do the NTRBoot method with a ds flashcart
This isn't going to work, you need CFW to launch boot.firm so don't even try if you are sure it has no CFW. You will either need a compatible flashcart to use ntrboot, a hardmod, or you can try to enter recovery mode (A+R+L+Up).

Try recovery mode first, and if you can get into it, then it is soft bricked. If it fails, it is soft bricked or hard bricked, and you should try ntrboot. If you can't do this or it fails, try a hardmod (READ THE WARNINGS!). If everything fails, then I hope you don't mind shopping for a new 3DS.
 

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This isn't going to work, you need CFW to launch boot.firm so don't even try if you are sure it has no CFW. You will either need a compatible flashcart to use ntrboot, a hardmod, or you can try to enter recovery mode (A+R+L+Up).

Try recovery mode first, and if you can get into it, then it is soft bricked. If it fails, it is soft bricked or hard bricked, and you should try ntrboot. If you can't do this or it fails, try a hardmod (READ THE WARNINGS!). If everything fails, then I hope you don't mind shopping for a new 3DS.

Don't worry, if it doesn't work I plan on getting myself a new 2DS XL and giving my currently modded one to my brother (he's the reason I made this thread) also I can't seem to find the SD card driver on my ACER inspire, where is that supposed to be located?

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but, don't I need to install Steel Diver: Sub Wars (I'm using the steelhax method) to run the CFW?
 

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but, don't I need to install Steel Diver: Sub Wars (I'm using the steelhax method) to run the CFW?
No, you can't use that method because you can't even get as far as booting your 3DS into it's home menu. Ntrboot and Hardmods do not require you to get that far to install CFW, which is why I want you to try Ntrboot.
 

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This isn't going to work, you need CFW to launch boot.firm so don't even try if you are sure it has no CFW.
The light blinking on then off means it has CFW and is missing boot.firm, and isn't bricked. @Shadow#1 knows what he is talking about even if he is very concise at times.

@Lunar_Magika get an SD card formatted as FAT32 and put boot.firm from the latest Luma on it. If it doesn't work also try 7.1 and arm9loaderhax.bin from 7.0.5 as well (in case you have an older B9S or you have A9LH).
 
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