My old 3DS xl, after getting soaked in water, turned on but it's LCD didn't show proper colours

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  1. ROMANREIGNS599
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    So my 3DS was in a plastic bag with my water bottle and my water bottle got leaked, so the 3DS was basically in the water. After a short time, I noticed and quickly took out the 3DS and dried it with a "clothe piece". I took out it's battery and dried it too, so the 3DS turned on the next day. But it took few more seconds than normal time to turn on and show the home menu screen and also the LCD wasn't showing proper coolours it used to do. How do I fix this? I'm not a rich guy or anything, so I don't want my money to be wasted. It didn't turn on if my SD card wasn't attached, probably because I installed cfw
    Please help me:(:(:(
     
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    The LCD is damage. You have to send it to Nintendo or by a screen replacement from eBay or Amazon
     
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    Post a picture of it. It could either be that water got into the screen, it shorted/corroded the ribbon cable connectors or shorted/corroded the chip that controls the LCD. The latter thing is much harder to fix.
     
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    Uhh, I currently don't have my 3DS, I gave it to a mechanic for few days. If it came back with no fixings, then I'll send you. Still thanks for giving me time
     
  6. Kubas_inko

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    I doubt that Nintendo is going to repair water damaged system.
     
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    But I gave it to a mechanic to fix, is it really necessary for Nintendo to fix it.
     
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    I think you are missing question mark at the end. And no, anyone can fix it (with right parts).
     
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    What do you mean by ''right parts''?
     
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    Screen, and needed tools
     
  11. ROMANREIGNS599
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    uhh, well obviously tools are needed
     
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    They repair but replace if needed. It wont be free tho.
     
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    So my 3DS is back because the mechanic couldn't repair it. So would replacing the screens fix the problem or there is some other problem?
     
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    now that you have it back could you post some screenshots? I'm quite curious how severe it is
     
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    Also post pictures of mobo, flex, screen. Simply pictures of everything.
     
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    Uhh, I took a screenshot in home menu and when I viewed it after connecting SD card to PC, it looked normal, so how can I really show? Well, the screens are more blurry with less resolution, a bit greyish and darker than when it was fine and the console takes more time than usual to turn on and show the home menu screens

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    Where is the mobo located? and what is flex?
     
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    Normal pic with a phone of the display
     
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    When I take a pic with an iphone 6, the screens look 90% fine but in reality they are 40% fine
     
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    Just take a pic.
     
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    Here
     
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    Theres no pic.