[Help] Well, did I make a fancy doorstop?

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  1. Crownz4
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    When following this guide: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-4-(Getting-the-OTP)
    I was on step 19. Restore SysNAND from emuNAND_unbricked.bin on Section II: Downgrading. The restore failed, so I rebooted to go try again, by pressing Start inside OTPHelper...

    I have two fancy black screens staring back at me, with just a single blue light on. Recovery will NOT come up, and taking out the SD card or leaving it in does nothing. This is a n3dsxl.

    I dun goof'd eh?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Maybe post in the OTPHelper thread so you can give @d0k3 some info as to what you did or saw during your attempt to flash SysNAND from emuNAND_unbricked.bin. You do have your sysNAND backup at least, right? If so nothing a hardmod shouldn't be able to fix. Don't lose hope, minor setback. Good luck.
     
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    Yes, I have a couple backups of my sysNAND. I was hoping not to crack it open, but if I must, I must. I'll probably go buy me some solder and an iron tomorrow. Thought about bugging someone like @hundshamer but I'm comfortable.
     
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    Just keep patient and I'm sure it will be worth it for you once you are sitting pretty with A9LH and a hardmod. Good things come to those who wait (or in this case have a sysNAND backup with the ability to hardmod). Best of luck and I'll be sure to congratulate you once you restore and join the A9LH club.
     
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    I may have a fancy doorstep for sure now. This hardmod I thought went okay, but now the damn thing isn't even turning on..
     
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    You probably bridged a connection or something. Check it close up and make sure everything is plugged correctly.
    If you did it directly to a USB then you could have killed it.
     
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    Well, I've undone and redone a few times now, I think my dumbass killed it. Ugh...

    On a related note, can I pulled the motherboard from another n3dsxl and put into mine?
     
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    Yes that's essentially a shell swap
     
  11. Crownz4
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    I got everything working up until I tried to downgrade to 2.1.0...I could just stay on EmuNAND if I pulll my daug...I mean the other n3dsxl..