N3DSXL: How screwed am I?

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  1. RedBlueGreen
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    After successfully downgrading two O3DSes with Sysupdater I tried to downgrade my New3DS XL. After a few tries it installed the exploit and got to the reboot step. After the system rebooted it (presumably) bricked. I can't seem to enter recovery mode and only the blue LED lights up. At this point am I completely screwed? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Dj_Steal

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    Did you remove the sd card?
     
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    Join the club.

    A lot of n3DS users are getting this same brick and it doesn't appear to be fixable.
     
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    While trying to boot recovery mode I've tried with and without.
    Well that sucks.
     
  5. Cataklysm

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    If you remove the SD card and start it up and nothing happens, you may have a permanent paperweight on your hands.

    n3DSXL has a mixed bag of success rates..and I personally would be in the brick club if I had seen more deadcafe confirmations. 1 / 300+ and rising attempts ain't lookin' good.
     
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    I had to remove the sd card and hold the power button, then it went to the power screen and I went directly to the menu.
     
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    Did you have to hold the buttons too?
    Yeah that sucks. One of the used game stores in my city has N3DS XLs for $140-$160. Just want to try everything I can before picking one up.
     
  8. Dj_Steal

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    Yep I held the button with the sd card removed.
     
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    How long did you have to hold the power button? It doesn't really do anything when I try just power and when I try the recovery mode combination.
     
  10. Dj_Steal

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    I just waited on the black screen for about 10 seconds, then held the power button until the power menu popped up. Just hold it until the power menu appears.
     
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    Got it to that point. Not to sure about what to do afterwards. Thanks in advance, you're amazing.
     
  12. Dj_Steal

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    If you got to the power menu press the home button, and if your unable to try with and without the sd card.
     
  13. RedBlueGreen
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    Tried that. Still got a black screen. Does it take a while for something to happen? I might just be screwed.
     
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    Did u follow the tutorial
    my hyrule gold edition 3ds is on 9.2.0-28U now
     
  15. Dj_Steal

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    Wait, you got the power off screen?
     
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    Yeah that's all I can get to.
    EDIT: TO
     
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    and when you push the home button it just shows the home menu banner?
     
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    Do you have a nn3dsxl hyrule????
     
  19. RedBlueGreen
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    Nope it doesn't do anything.
     
  20. Dj_Steal

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    strange maybe if you format the sd card and put it back in it might work, I am unsure though.

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    Try restoring it in recovering mode, hold A+R+L+Up(DPad) at boot, this will update your system though.