Can Freezing/Powering Off while occupied Brick?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Pokem, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Pokem
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    So, sometimes, when I play games, launch apps, launch Homebrew, etc. the 3DS randomly freezes. This forces me to power it off. When powering off, it takes about 30-60 seconds or so to turn the 3DS off...
    Why does it take that long? What exactly is happening inside the 3DS when it freezes and I force it to power off? Can that potentially brick my system? Sometimes, when I launch a game, it just freezes on the 3DS loading screen until I turn it off. Sometimes, it kind of worries me to see how long it takes this thing to turn off...
     
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    This sounds a hardware problem with your 3DS, like a bad connection with a motherboard, short-circuit or a problem with the motherboard itself. I'm no expert but if I were you, I'd dissassembly your 3DS, disconnect every component (the screens, shoulder buttons, card reader, WLAN module etc) from the motherboard, clean the contact points, connect everything back and verify if the problem is still there. If it is, I'd just ignore it because the cost of a 3DS motherboard can be higher than the entire 3DS. I highly doubt that console freezing can cause a brick, its just an annoyance that you will have to live with.
     
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    Well before you open your 3DS I would make sure you're running everything up to date, such as your cfw if you are using one.
     
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    Have you ever opened up your 3DS? If so, there might be some faulty connector somewhere. If not, there's possibly a hardware or software fault.

    If it is a software fault, update all software you can.
    If it's hardware, then if it's warranty is valid go make it work, or else my friend, get your sleeves up and start unscrewing!
     
  5. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

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    When it freezes on the 3ds loading screen when launching an app, do the red lines continue to move or do they stop completely? And you're not just yellow screening when launching homebrew are you?

    But to answer your question I don't believe it would brick your system. Since it's only hanging on applications, and not writing to system software.
     
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    I hope freezing on the 3ds loading screen (wether it moves or not) won't cause a brick...because I get that several time when loading a game after using BootNTR...
     
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    I think the game is what caused the freeze. It usually happens when I exit out of a custom injected video app. For some reasons, my Pokemon ORAS occasionally freezes up too, but it only started to happen when I edited the romfs, changed the texture, and rebuild the CIA. I don't think it's the console itself.

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    Never. I've only done softmods. Also, all my softwares are up to date, and I don't think it's a hardware issue

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    Nope, it goes into a black screen for both top and bottom. I have to hold the power button for nearly a minute until the blue and yellow lights at the bottom start to fade away

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    Luma3DS, Sysnand, A9LH, everything is up to date.