Messed up my DSi

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  1. SoraKeyofFate
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    SoraKeyofFate Advanced Member

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    So as the title said, I pretty much killed my DSi. It's not exactly dead, but it's not booting.

    The answer I'm guessing will fix my DSi is to the question "How do you reflash a DSi's firmware?"

    If you want to the know the back story as to how it broke here it is (feel free to laugh at my stupidity):

    I had the Metroid Prime Hunters demo card back form when I got the original DS. My first Acekard was broken and I thought it might be something with the plastic casing 'cause it moved a lot inside it. I opened the MPH case and put the Acekard in it, which didn't fit.
    So now, left with a broken MPH, I wanted to see if the game would still run if I only used the back case and the chip in the DSi. I put them both in, and turned my DSi upside down. The chip fell out, but the cover was stuck in the slot-1. [​IMG]
    Seeing as I couldn't really do anything to get it unstuck, I thought I had to open it, so I did. After I opened it and disconnected a few things to get to the slot-1, it just occurred to me that the case might slip out if I put the chip back in with it and took them out together. I tried. It did.
    I felt really stupid.
    So I put my DSi back together and everything was working fine until I launched the outer camera. It gave that standard "An error has occurred, please hold down the power button and restart your DSi" so I did.
    Now it won't turn on.

    I've read that the DSi does a hardware check when it boots and that if there's even the slightest thing wrong, it won't go on. I've opened it up and reconnected everything properly so this is where I need a firmware flash to see if it's fixed... Goodbye DSiWare... T_T
     
  2. machomuu

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    Worse news, even if you pay Nintendo won't fix the DSi because you opened it.
     
  3. SoraKeyofFate
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    Even worse news. I don't even have enough money to pay for a Nintendo fix... I might have to look for a third-party repairman or something.
    The stupid thing is that if I'm looking to trade it for a 3DS, I'll have to get it fixed then trade it in, which will cost me more than just buying a 3DS thus nullifying their trade-in deal. lol
     
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    Wrong. If you pay the repair fee, Nintendo will fully repair whatever you send them, or send you a new one.
     
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    I've experienced it myself, it happened to me. If you open it they will not fix it AFAIK.
     
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    I've gone through their repair service as well. If they didn't repair it, it means you were trying to cash in on a free repair and had voided your warranty. I paid the repair fee, and they repaired mine, even after I had opened it up.
     
  7. machomuu

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    That's it. I didn't void it, but it was past its warranty by 3 months.
     
  8. jurassicplayer

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    Somehow that trail of what was done are some of the worst decisions I have ever seen.