Bricked or salvageable?

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  1. Ramses
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    so this is whats been going on for the last few days:

    I tried to downgrade my firmware to 11.3, and it didn't work as planned, I got a black screen, but it did let me update and I went back to the 11.4.

    Yesterday, I installed a new 3DS theme and it was putting my DS in a black screen again, I did everything every guide told me to do and nothing, so in desperation, I used SafeA9LHInstaller and I think im bricked.

    Now, I do have my original NAND, I don't know how useful it is now. Any recommendations as to what I should do next? Can it be salvage? if not, any ideas on how to melt the plastic and make a nice monument of failure and good taste I can make with it?
     
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    So you did this on 11.4? If you did, and the console doesn't have cfw salea9lhinstaller shouldn't work.


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    yeah, it was 11.4. I was desperate and scared, so I took out the CFW in hopes it boots or gets me to a regular screen. I should note that the LED light is still turning on, but I don't think that matters now.
     
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    Can you boot to any Luma payloads? If so just boot Hourglass9 and restore your backup.
     
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    I did, I can try one more time and report back with the results.

    UPDATE:

    Still the same. LCD still indicates it's on, screen is completely off, nothing appears on screen. I should pin my 3DS to the wall with the words "don't do this, stupid" on it.
     
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    NAND backup + hardmod should bring it back to life.

    Have you tried booting without the SD card inserted?
     
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    Their is a last resort thing to do boot into safe mode and update to latest firmware =[ L+R+up+A
     
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    So you can actually into into A9LH payloads though, if I am reading this correctly?
     
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    Try a 9.2 CTR transfer, maybe there's something wrong with your NAND backup.
     
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    did that, still nothing.

    did this too, I did all the possibilities. When I downgraded, the same thing happened, but I was able to get to that screen that time.

    nope, I just get a black screen.

    I can't even get into any screen.

    I did try to run out the battery and see if I charged it back on to see if it was stuck on Sleep mode, nothing still. It's done. I could hard mod it or send it to Nintendo, which i might do since I did get rid of any evidence off it.
     
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    Then you need a hardmod and a NAND backup to fix your system
     
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    yeah, that seems to be the plan. With no money though, it's going to be tough, but still, I do appreciate the help to everyone reading.
     
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    which 3ds is it? if its a o3dsxl or a 2ds ill hardmod it free if you can pay shipping. the others i don't like dealing with all the ribbons.
     
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    new 3DS XL, unfortunately. And even then, I don't have even the scratch to pay for shipping, But thanks for the offer :)
     
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    so here's a video of whats going on to give people a bit more context and maybe some better help: