1. Voodood

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    hi

    just need a bit of help if possilbe please.

    i have been handed at n3ds it powers on but black screens blue light on and wifi on.
    wont boot but im able to get into the recovery mode and it says up to date.

    not 100% sure whats been done to it before ending up with me, is this something thats fixable or going to be a nightmare?

    thanks
     
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    Try setting up ntrboothax with a r4 and a magnet. Get it to boot to godmode9 then do a CTRTransfer If it helps.
     
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    What's on the SD card? Is there an SD card? Does it boot with/without the SD card?
     
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    hi

    no sd card in it at all


    thanks
     
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    1. Grab an SD card
    2. Download Luma3DS
    3. Put boot.firm onto the root of the SD card
    4. Put the SD in the system
    5. Boot the system while holding Select
    What happens?
    1. If it still refuses to boot, try this version of Luma3DS.
    2. If that doesn't work, use this version of Luma3DS (use arm9loaderhax.bin).
     
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    thanks will give it a shot, do i jsut need to forat in windows first?
     
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    The SD card needs to be FAT32.

    And FYI, this is a longshot. You're 3DS isn't behaving exactly like a modded system without Luma3DS. We're just covering our bases.
     
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    no worries thanks for the advice and trying to help me
     
  9. Voodood

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    hi no joy

    nothing happend differnt
     
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    I also have no sound at all btw
    But I can hear they have power I can hear his

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    Hi

    I do have no sound btw.
    But I do hear the hiss so I know they have power
     
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    Any background music or sound in Recovery Mode?
     
  13. Voodood

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    Yes sound works fine in recovery mode.

    it goes through the update process then say up to date.
    Both screens and sound work fine in recovery.

    once recovery is done it just powers down

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    Yes sound works fine in recovery mode.

    it goes through the update process then say up to date.
    Both screens and sound work fine in recovery.

    once recovery is done it just powers down
     
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    1. Battery trick.
    2. Black screen on SysNAND boot
    3. Clear Home Menu extdata
    4. Repair the 3DS firmware + custom firmware with CTRTransfer (Type D9) - CTRTransfer. Carefully read and follow the Instructions.
    If the above steps do not resolve the problem, read the thread linked in my above post #10.
     
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    hi

    thanks for all the tips and help, still working on them now.
    something i had done or noticed not really sure, when its on the black screen if i press the power button it brings up the power down options screen where you can press home to go to home but it jsut hangs on white screens showing the words home screen
     
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    After trying all of post #14's four ideas, that would basically point to a hardware issue.

    Is this a n3DS (regular) or n3DSXL model?

    If this is a n3DS, I think this might be the first recorded instance where this model shares the same 'Black Screens of Death with only background music in HOME Menu and Recovery Mode still works' bug commonly seen in n3DSXL with the slight difference that the music or button jingle chimes are missing.

    How good are you dissembling electronics with a screwdriver?
     
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    hi

    1 battery trick nothing happens
    2 the 3ds did not come with an sd card
    3 no sd card so unable to delte the home screen data
    4 i keep reading this to myself looks very dificult to do and i dont want to make it any worse, do i need to have gm9 and luma installed previosly on this n3ds. is it very hard to do at CRTTransfer?

    so far this is the overview whats happening.
    i can boot into recovrey says all upto date and all sounds work fine.

    if i boot i jsut get black screens but then if i hold power i get the power down option with the choice to press home.
    but jsut hangs with home screen word on white screen.

    im probably more confident at taking aprt than doing the CRTTansfer.

    thankyou so much for all the time and effort you are putting into helping me.

    thanks
     
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    So. do you, or do you not, have a sd card to use with the 3ds, in the 3ds right now?
     
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    hi

    i have a blank sd card to use.
    but i dont have sd card that has been used in the n3ds before
     
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    Would you know if the console was previously hacked or was it not?
     
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