[HELP] Dead N3DS BSOD T_T

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by supertaco, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. supertaco
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    supertaco Newbie

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    Hi. i was trying to downgrade a N3DS XL via hardware (now i brought a ZooT cartridge). Pretty good soldering. But i was unaware that only certain SD card readers works with the N3DS. So, i couldn't read the nand. Tried so many things, plug and unplug so many times everything and in the last desperate moment, i soldered a female USB and plugged onto the pc. "Device Error" on the pc. Then, i unsoldered everything, put back together, and BAM! BSOD. Upper screen doesn't work, down screen, the BSOD. Any idea?

    -I doesn't have nand backup.

    So... i'm screwd? :/
     
  2. milerwan

    milerwan Seasoned technician

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    If you have used an USB cable 5V without SD reader device, your NAND is burned.
    So motherboard is dead.
     
  3. artur3004

    artur3004 GBAtemp Fan

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    epic fail - that's why should read everything carefully
     
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  4. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

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    RIP
     
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  5. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah, SD and USB run at different voltages. Because you didn't step down the voltage on the USB reader, you essentially fried your 3DS and there is zero chance of any kind of recovery whatsoever.
     
  6. supertaco
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    supertaco Newbie

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    Ok. I was thinking the same... So... any place where i can find a N3DS XL motherboard?

    (and thanks for the fast reply)
     
  7. dg_dex

    dg_dex GBAtemp Regular

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    Yup game over I'm afraid. Each nand is tied to it's own motherboard. So even reballing a new nand flash to your motherboard wouldn't recover your console. eBay would be your best bet. They usually sell for around £50/$70 on there.
     
  8. LiquidAudacity

    LiquidAudacity GBAtemp Regular

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    Yup, eBay would be your best bet to find a replacement board at a decent price
     
  9. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    Did you guys of the story of the pirate who sinks his own boat ? You've just read it OP.

    Pip'
     
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  10. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    linux-zen
    Burned.
     
  11. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    and the worst part is that you don't even need the hardware mod to downgrade now, you killed your 3DS for no reason at all
     
  12. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    OP did it to satisfy the A9HL flying spaghetti monster