N3DS Hard Bricked

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  1. DaveAngry
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    Is it possible to repair? The power light comes on, but the screens are black. Is there a way to repair this or maybe someone on these forums that I could pay to fix it? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. proflayton123

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    Don't assume its hardbricked straight away.. was you in the process of following http://3ds.guide?
     
  3. Ecko3351

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    Is arm9loaderhax.bin in the root of your sd card?
     
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    How did you bricked? An hardware failure or you were modding it?
     
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    Youve probably frightened all of the guests who will view this..
     
  6. DaveAngry
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    I don't see it in there anywhere. The 3ds was running Homebrew and when it was downgraded to a lower version it bricked the console...at least thats what it seems like.
     
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    Seems like you probably downgraded to 2.1 and closed the lid, this is a hardbrick result
     
  8. DaveAngry
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    Is there anyway to have it fixed...I saw something about a hardmod that may work. I just don't have any experience with that sort of thing.
     
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    We still don't really know what happened. Did you put the device into sleep mode or did you not? What guide were you following? At what step did this happen? Answer those questions first.
     
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    Basically answered most himself.. - OP, did you make a nand backup? @vb_encryption_vb does hardmods in the US pm him if you want.
     
  11. Kurausukun

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    He did not answer them himself. He did not say which guide he was following, where it went wrong, whether or not he actually put the device in sleep mode, etc.
     
  12. DaveAngry
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    I do not have a NAND backup. It's been so long since the system was modded and I had a friend do the Homebrew install. It has been sitting here collecting dust. I just was curious if there was anyway it could be fixed so I can have a second working N3DS.
     
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    Ah, okay. Then just like proflayton123 said, the only way to do it is to do a hardmod (or pay someone else to do it).
     
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    Installing just userland HBL can't theoretically cause a brick, although downgrading to 2.1 and closing the system equals a hard brick. So that could of happened, other reasons to as installing the wrong files
     
  15. DaveAngry
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    Yah I would like to just have it fixed and back to factory settings. I guess I can't PM on here yet since i'm a new user, so I commented on one of @vb_encryption_vb profile posts. Hopefully he will get back with me on fixing this N3DS. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Have you tried bootin into safe recovery mode?
     
  17. DaveAngry
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    I've tried that with and without the SD cart. Doesn't work...Screens are both black.
     
  18. proflayton123

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    I don't think a hardbrick mean both screen being black, a hardbrick is usually when you're greeted with a blue screen saying bootrom error
     
  19. DaveAngry
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    Hmmm ok. Yah the screens are black and only the power light and charging indicator light work. The wifi light doesn't light up.
     
  20. konsolenumbau.expert

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    Could be hard brick. Get your Nand backup flashed via hardmod. Guess it'll lite up

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