I have tried the hardmod on my bricked N3DSXL (it happened back in March with the SafeA9LHInstaller stage2-only update) but when I plug my frankensd and power on the console the blue led goes on for just 3 seconds before shutting down (no popping sound tho, then its not the ribbon cable). Some guy told me that I might still have a working a9lh stage 1 and I think thats the problem. Any ideas? PS: another guy who tried the repair told me that I f**** its kernel and that he would need another N3DSXL to try to fix it. BS?