HELP! 3ds Won't Boot!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Tommy531jed, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Tommy531jed
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    I have a New 3ds XL that I got over a year ago and I've been playing it almost everyday with no problem whatsoever.

    Yesterday I was playing Super Smash Bros. like I do normally everyday. The next day I turned on my 3ds and it wouldn't turn on (screen won't turn on) and the blue light is just on. I tried turning it on without a micro sd card and no luck. I tried removing and replacing the battery but still it wouldn't work. I tried powering it on in recovery mode (L+R+Up+A) and it's still in black screen. I tried googling and asking on reddit for answers but I couldn't find any. I don't know what to do at this point and I don't want my 3ds to become a $200 paperweight.
     
  2. leerz

    leerz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    can you hear the home menu sounds?
     
  3. Omer

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    I'm not an expert but may be a ribbon cable problem
     
  4. Tommy531jed
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    No, nothing at all. No sound, no visual.

    I've never done anything to the console hardware-wise so I don't know.
     
  5. leerz

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    probably flex
     
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    Heh I saw your post on reddit too, I recommended to check out r/3dshacks :P