N3ds xl stopped working completely

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  1. mariosonicfan123
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    so this morning, I was playing smash bros 3ds and for whatever reason, the 3ds just shut down by itself, no warning or anything, then when I tried to turn it back on, the 3ds just won't power on. The blue led is not present at all and I am still trying to power it on but nothing happens. any idea on what I can do to fix this problem? yes I do realize that I am posting this literally on April 1st but I really need all the help I can get... thank you.

    i tested the battery right now, seems fine to me but i removed it and still nothing. i am not sure what else might be the problem. i'll go ahead and provide images for you all to understand what is going on.
     
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  2. Haider Raza

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    When did you got the console?
     
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    I had it since November of last year. Around black friday to be exact.
     
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    No warranty?
     
  5. mariosonicfan123
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    Wasn't able to get it so I know I won't be returning it. Or getting it repaired
     
  6. Justin20020

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    Maybe the battery died. Did u try to use the power cable and look if the orange led shows up? Try power the console with the cable on
     
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    I think you bought a faulty one.
     
  8. mariosonicfan123
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    No, I did not.
     
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    Looks like tho. It's not your fault but nintndo's.
     
  10. mariosonicfan123
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    No the battery is not the issue in this case and I just tried it, the orange light does pop up but it won't power on.

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    I want to call nintendo so bad about this issue but I fell like I might run into trouble if they find out I have cfw on my 3ds
     
  12. Dionicio3

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    The worst they can do is not fix it
     
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    Could there be a way for me to manually repair it? I mean I have the tools to go ahead and fix it..
     
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    I have no idea, try asking google
     
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    can you boot into recovery mode... hourglass or decrypt9 or luma?
     
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    Smash bros got so extreme it smashed your consoles nand chip.
     
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    it won't turn on at all, weird thing is that i didn't use any homebrew or cfw apps during this, i was just playing smash bros just as is and then it turned off.
     
  18. vb_encryption_vb

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    Try new battery first. Than swap daughterboard, etc.
     
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    i have to buy a new one then? cause it can still charge, it just won't turn on...
     
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    Hey wanted to ask if you was interested since I found a common thing in the N3DS XL SD nand readers, they all have MMC 4.1/2 support and the smallest chip is the GL827 SSOP28 which can be used to do hardmods without the reader outside.