Need help troubleshooting an O3DS

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  1. OsamaTookMyCat
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    My friend gave me his O3DS and told me if I fix it, I can keep it. Pretty nice of him considering I'm poor as hell. Problem is, it doesn't read 3DS games, and if I open Settings it tells me "An Error Has Occurred" after 10 or so seconds. It does the same on the home screen too but after 30 or so seconds.

    I'd update it through the button press on boot but I can't stay on settings long enough to put in my internet settings, and it's bang on 9.2.0-20E, so I'd like to mod it.

    What could be causing it, and how would I fix it?
     
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    Might want to try opening it up and see if there are any loose ribbon cables or obvious damage to the hardware.
     
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    In the middle of opening it now. I'll post pics once I've got it open.
     
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    I don't seem to have the correct size screwdriver, so I'll head out tomorrow and get one, then post pics.
     
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    Finally got it open. Here's a pic plus close ups. 1481398138670297397709.jpg 1481398164003-1487583363.jpg 1481398138670297397709.jpg 1481398164003-1487583363.jpg 1481398190653-523689536.jpg
     
  6. nero99

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    sounds like your friend tried to downgrade it and failed.
     
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    He said it's completely stock, and I believe what he said. The screws weren't marked and there wasn't any sign of it being open before.
     
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    just because it wasn't opened before doesn't mean they couldn't have tried to downgrade from 10.x to 9.2 and ended up with a franken firmware. the system won't just throw that error for no reason, and if the cables were broken or out of place, the system would not boot up past a black screen.
     
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    I guess so. How should I go from here? There's no obvious damage, but the problem is still there.