1. TurdPooCharger

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    What happens when you try to ntrboot using SafeB9SInstaller as the sdmc:/boot.firm to install boot9strap?
     
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    A hardmod isn't going to be able to do any more than ntrboot can, I don't think there would ever be a reason to do that.
     
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    with a hard mod, you just plug it into the comuter,(you hard wire the nand flash solder points to an sd card) then use win32disk to restore or read nand. ;) I had to use this to rewrite quite a bit when making a9lh.
     
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    Nothing. just a black screen, followed all of the steps at 3DS.guide and the screen stayed black.
     
  5. TurdPooCharger

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    Adjust your techniques. See this example.
    If absolutely nothing works despite accounting for:
    • microSD card formatted in the correct settings that has been tested to be free of hardware defects.
    • files placement on the SD card inserted into the n3DS, ie: sdmc:/boot.firm (renamed SafeB9SInstaller) & sdmc:/boot9strap/boot9strap.firm ( & *.firm.sha)
    • multiple attempts with flipped stronger magnets, timing holding those button combos, reinsertions of the ntrboot flashcart & microSD card, etc.
    • Replaced microSD card reader and/or game cart reader
    , there's the possible you have a MCU or ARM SoC type brick. These cannot be fixed with ntrboot.
    While it's technically possible to fix a MCU brick by either replacing the chip with an intact donor from another n3DS (or n3DSXL?) motherboard or even reflashing a softbricked MCU chip, a dead ARM SoC is another story.

    A dead or fried ARM SoC could technically be replaced with another one from a donor n3DS(XL) motherboard with a professional rework station, but that means losing the original console unique nand files for the 3DS firmware due to encryption reasons.
    Your n3DS might be (give or take) ~truly dead.
     
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