My new Nintendo 3ds XL won’t turn on but charges

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Paul_Zukoichio, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Paul_Zukoichio
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    My new Nintendo 3ds XL won’t turn on
    But it charges ( in the photo it’s an orange light but it’s unable to be seen cause the blurr )
    AND The light is orange for charging.
    ( I wasn’t able to get the photo in cause I am a newer member )
     
  2. tbb043

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    What CFW/OFW are you on? I'd suggest pulling the battery for a bit then putting it back in and try turning it on again.
     
  3. Paul_Zukoichio
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    I have no cfw and I already took out the battery for 30mins and put it back IN and it still doesn’t work
     
  4. ThoD

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    Try booting into recovery mode to see if it works. Besides that, are there any small sounds coming from the system when you try to turn on, a popping sound for example or something? Could just be something inside got pulled out if the system was shook suddenly or mishandled...
     
  5. Paul_Zukoichio
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    It did nothing
     
  6. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Does the blue LED anything?
     
  7. TerribleTy27

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    Try turning it totally off, then unplugging all external devices. Charger, sd, and cartridge. Then boot it back up again.

    Happened to me, that's what I did to fix it.
     
  8. 6adget

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    Hold the power button for 20-30 seconds. then try turning it on.
     
  9. tbb043

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    3ds has a recovery mode?
     
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    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    - No custom firmware.
    - No popping noise.
    - No Recovery Mode.
    - Battery trick didn't work.
    - Charges and turns on with orange light.
    - Blank screens and no sound.
    - Does not boot to HOME Menu even without the SD card and game cart inserted.

    This sounds like a non-fixable, water damage hard brick.

    If it's not that but happens to be a repairable hardware issue.

    Check your flex cables for any broken leads or loose connections; use a magnifying glass.

    You can also try disconnecting the camera flex cable. There's a weird BSoD brick-like state that the n3DSXL / n3DSLL can experience when this goes bad. Read about it here in the off chance you have this:
    if you got money to spare to get another n3DSXL/LL at hand, you can swap their motherboards. This would check if the problem is coming from the motherboard itself or the accessory parts.
     
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  12. tbb043

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    hey, I wasn't asking you to be a smartass with that lmgtfy bullshit, just saying I was unaware of such a thing, but hey, if it makes you feel like a big man to post such responses... go on with your bad self.
     
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  13. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Waah, feelings...
    I just told it to you the "you know that Google exists?" way.
     
  14. Paul_Zukoichio
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    Ok guys it is a water issue but it turned on before even with the water issues now it’s not even powering on
     
  15. driverdis

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    Water damage is not always instant, it can fry a device even after it worked before.
     
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