Hard Bricked old 3ds

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  1. TheJohnson
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    So I was doing a ctrtransfer in preparation to install A9LH. It said it had failed and gave me option to restore backup but my console was frozen I couldn't do anything after about 30 minutes of reading forum post and searching for a way to restore backup in this frozen state i came up with nothing and I had to shut it off since it clearly wasnt going to unfreeze. I was well aware it would be more than likely bricked and sure enough it is hard bricked. Thankfully ctrtransfer backs up nand. Now my question is do i have anyway of restoring old nand without a hardmod im capable of doing the hardmod i can solder decently i have modded other boards in the past but is there a way to do this without a hardmod. Thanks in advance.
     
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    What happens when you try to boot the console?
     
  3. TheJohnson
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    When i boot console both screens are black and i cant boot into recovery either
     
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    Although i thought, if you've hard bricked you'd get the bootrom error screens?
     
  5. TheJohnson
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    Im just getting 2 black screens so If i ddint hard brick not sure what i did... :blush:
     
  6. windhazard

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    If you can't boot then the only way is to hardmod it. Fortunately you have a nand backup.
     
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    Yes very fortunate that it backed up just before the ctrtransfer and then it failed not the blue light comes on but I don't get a wifi light or any other lights and both screens stay black
     
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    I believe that only happens if the NAND is unreadable or both FIRM partitions are corrupted/fail signature checks (in other words in the bootrom)
    In this case the error occurs after the bootrom, either in FIRM as it tries to load a certain part of NAND but fails because it's corrupted, or at some point after that.
     
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    Im in the same situation but my nand backup is corrupt...anyway to fix the ctr partition manually?
     
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    if a9lh is installed you might be able to do a ctrtransfer. MIGHT.
     
  11. VictorMoreno015

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    Quick question. I know that it shows a black screen, but do your screens "light up"? Or is the only thing turning on your light? If your screens do light up but only have a black screen then its completely possible that it isn't bricked. All you need to do is take out your SD card and then turn your 3DS on. If it does boot up then put it back in and continue to install a9lh. If your screens do not light up then it is hard bricked and you have no choice but it get it hardmodded. However check, it never hurts to try.
     
  12. TheJohnson
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    Thanks for the response and no the screens dont light up i have already tried removing sd card as well thanks for the suggestion though.