[N3DSXL B9S] System won't boot. Black screen with sound and hangs up.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dark Ronin, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Dark Ronin
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    Okay fellow tempers, got a wierd one here.
    I have B9Sed N3DSXL. I didn't basically run anything fishy, just opened a lid (console was up and running). It has suspended game (MK7), so I closed it, and turned 3D slider on just to see how it looks. It didn't lock on my face, so I closed and opened it again (RXTools memories can be harmfull sometimes), and accidentialy pressed L and R. Camera start to boot and then system just hangs with error "contact Nintendo blah-blah". I shutted it down then with long powerbutton press, and now it won't boot back.
    No splashscreen, however system sound starts to play for a 5 or so seconds while both screens stays black. You can browse menu with buttons and touchscreen, but it hangs shortly thereafter. If I press any buttons in this state - it reboots with same behaviour. Godmode9 boots fine however, so as Luma bootmenu, so screens are fine.
    I have Xenoblade and RERevelations saves I'm dying to secure, so...
    Please, point me in a right direction...
     
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  3. Dark Ronin
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    Thank you,describes my situation pretty well, and the partial solution for it.
     
  4. ghjfdtg

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    I don't think it's a hardware issue in this case. Sounds rather like a softbrick to me (especially the freeze and crash part after trying to boot).
     
  5. Dark Ronin
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    No, it was really the case. Fixed it by detaching camera ribbon. There was some corrosion on it, and one contact damaged heavily, so I won't bother for workaround and just order a new camera module.
    But so far thing is alive and kicking again.
     
  6. ghjfdtg

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    Ah good to hear. I guess the partial malfunction caused the freeze then. But you should check other areas aswell in case there is more corrosion. Sounds like this 3DS had water damage before.
     
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