My New 3DS XL won't turn on anymore!

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  1. FIXMY3DS
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    So what happened is that I shut it down in a rush and while it shut down I pressed the power button again! ( I don't remember exactly! )
    And now everytime I try to turn it on the blue light goes on for 1 second and turns off. I do have an backup but it's really old and I don't want to lose my games and save files! :cry:
    I really don't know what to do but can someone help me... please? Does restoring backups get rid of your save files and games? I sure hope not! The console is charged! :wacko: :bow:
     
  2. hurrz

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    Have you maybe updated Luma before shutting down while being on a not supported version of A9LH / Boot9Strap?

    What is your setup? :-)
     
  3. Lacius

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    Your 3DS is not bricked. You are missing the proper SD payload to boot properly.
     
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    I don't know TBH... I don't remember downloading a boot.firm ever tho... I do have vague memories of downloading a arm9loaderhax.bin! What do you mean with setup?
     
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    I am assuming you are on A9LH. Download this version of Luma3DS, extract arm9loaderhax.bin, and put it on the root of your SD card. My guess is your 3DS will boot properly again.
     
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    I'll try this later because I have to unscrew the console. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    Lol why? Use an FTP, the N3DS comes with one (sort of) so you DON'T have to unscrew the back everytime.
     
  8. FIXMY3DS
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    It can't boot up, so no file transfer silly.
     
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    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    Oh yeah Lol. Duh.... :D
     
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    THANK YOU GREAT SIR! It worked perfectly! Why did it "corrupt" in the first place?
     
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    I don't know what caused the problem, but I'm glad to hear it's fixed. I recommend you follow this guide to update from A9LH to B9S: https://3ds.guide/a9lh-to-b9s

    Updating to B9S is required in order to use new versions of Luma3DS.
     
  12. FIXMY3DS
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    As long as it won't take up any space ( no backups ) I'll update from A9LH to B9S!
     
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    I updated to B9S! Thanks!
     
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    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    This should be added in the guide,i updated luma and got black screen,after 30 minutes i remembered i only installed the first version on b9s on my friend's 3DS.

    Thank you again.
     
  15. Lacius

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    The guide is already very clear about Luma3DS 8.X requirements. The Luma3DS GitHub is already very clear about the 8.X requirements.
     
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    Does anything happen if you hold start or select while booting your device?
     
  17. FIXMY3DS
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    IDK, I already fixed the issue.