How Does Nintendo Repair a Brick?

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  1. bannana2
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    I'm kinda curious how Nintendo repairs a bricked system if they don't have your system NAND file. Does anybody know the specifics?
     
  2. CIAwesome526

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    They have the keys to make a new nand. If we had the keys we could make new nands, we could make full non-nintendo cfw's that boot up right when you hit the power button.
     
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    I wonder if they use the test points on the motherboard like we do or if there is an easier method they use to access the nand and read/reflash it without opening the system.
     
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    If they can build the NAND in the firsrt place, they can do it again.

    The probably use those, just need some pogopins and it is easy to mass-flash stuff like that.
     
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    tbh nintendo probably just put a new motherboard in and build the nand to have the old serial number....possibly where the SecureInfo_B files come from
     
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