Homebrew Help with fixing a Bricked O3DS

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I bricked my O3ds a few years ago, and it displays the Black Screen of Death. I decided on trying to fix it now. I have the NAND backups on my computer, but the original SD card with all the Luma files is gone. Is there any way to still unbrick the 3DS without that SD card? I have another blank SD card to put any files I need, and as I said, I have the NAND backups of the 3ds.

edit: I also have another 2ds with cfw that I never use. Could I use that one to unbrick this one?
 
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I bricked my O3ds a few years ago, and it displays the Black Screen of Death.
thats a stupid term that tells us nothing. please describe the brick
do the power indicator lights respond?
is there any sounds?
ect
I have the NAND backups on my computer, but the original SD card with all the Luma files is gone. Is there any way to still unbrick the 3DS without that SD card?
thats irreverent . . . do you have a ntrboot compatible ds flashcard?
 
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thats a stupid term that tells us nothing. please describe the brick
do the power indicator lights respond?
is there any sounds?
ect
thats irreverent . . . do you have a ntrboot compatible ds flashcard?
Well, it only lights up blue. No sounds and no sights. I don't think I have the ds flashcart.
 

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How exactly did you brick it? That's a pretty important piece of information. Since you say a couple years ago I'm gonna assume it was Winter 2015 when the downgrade tools came out. If you flashed the New 3DS firmware you need to use NTRBoot or a hardmod to flash the correct firmware to it.

If that wasn't the cause then you can try the built in recovery mode. Assuming Luma doesn't wipe that out.
 
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thats if you hold select . . . try that as well
It still loads up on a Black Screen... Anything else?

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How exactly did you brick it? That's a pretty important piece of information.
It started glitching while I was playing Smash 4, and it crashed. I tried to reboot and it booted on that Black Screen.
 

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It still loads up on a Black Screen... Anything else?
ok so it seems that either you did not set up ctrnand or your ctrnand is corrupt my advice is to buy a pre-flashed ntrboot ds flashcard (like this one R4i Gold 3DS Plus nds-card.com) then you could use it to boot gm9 and perform a ctrtransfer
 
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ok so it seems that either you did not set up ctrnand or your ctrnand is corrupt my advice is to buy a pre-flashed (like this one R4i Gold 3DS Plus nds-card.com) ntrboot ds flashcard then you could use it to boot gm9 and perform a ctrtransfer
Basically this. As far as CFW based bricks go I've never heard of it just crapping out unless it's a hardware issue.
 

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ok so it seems that either you did not set up ctrnand or your ctrnand is corrupt my advice is to buy a pre-flashed ntrboot ds flashcard (like this one R4i Gold 3DS Plus nds-card.com) then you could use it to boot gm9 and perform a ctrtransfer
I don't believe this, because when I had the SD Card, the Luma thing and GM9 popped up. I think I just need the SD card.
 

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I don't believe this, because when I had the SD Card, the Luma thing and GM9 popped up. I think I just need the SD card.
correct because it was booting from the sd card . . . but as you dont have the sd cards contents its a tedious guessing game of which version of luma you had and trial and error until you figure it out . . . but if you would rather struggle before taking solid advice then go to 3ds.guide and set your sd card up with all the files found on the finalization page then attempt to boot while holding select then (when it fails) try the next (older) version of luma over and over until you get the desired result or fail on all versions
 

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correct because it was booting from the sd card . . . but as you dont have the sd cards contents its a tedious guessing game of which version of luma you had and trial and error until you figure it out . . . but if you would rather struggle before taking solid advice then go to 3ds.guide and set your sd card up with all the files found on the finalization page then attempt to boot while holding select then (when it fails) try the next (older) version of luma over and over until you get the desired result or fail on all versions
Alright, sounds good. I'll be back shortly.
 
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