Hardware New 2DS XL won't boot. Only blue light.

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My 2DS XL that I got for Christmas just stopped booting. When I went to put in a game card (Mario Kart DS) it didn't register, so I turned it off. Now, when I go to turn it on the blue power light stays on, but nothing happens.

I started charging it (even though it didn't run out of battery) and it still won't turn on. The game card slot has been a bit wobbly I've noticed. Games won't appear immediately and I'll have to re-insert them a few times to get them to pop up. Does anyone have some kind of fix for this? It's brand new so I really don't want to send it back to Nintendo for a fix.

EDIT: Forgot to mention. Not hacked/homebrew in any way. Never done anything like that to the ds.
 
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Since you haven't hacked it in any way, do you have a warranty that is still within date? Maybe take it back to where you bought it from
 

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Sorry. I got it working again. Weirdly enough. It worked after taking the card out again, and when I popped in a 3DS game (to make sure the slot wasn't broken all together) it worked. Tried Mario Kart again, didn't work. Tried another DS game, worked. I put Mario kart into my DSi to see if the game card itself was just faulty and it worked, then it worked in the 2ds. I guess my ds just wanted to embarrass me. Thanks for trying to help though!
 

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Sorry. I got it working again. Weirdly enough. It worked after taking the card out again, and when I popped in a 3DS game (to make sure the slot wasn't broken all together) it worked. Tried Mario Kart again, didn't work. Tried another DS game, worked. I put Mario kart into my DSi to see if the game card itself was just faulty and it worked, then it worked in the 2ds. I guess my ds just wanted to embarrass me. Thanks for trying to help though!

Good to know your new 2DS is working again. I also recently got the same model myself and love it

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What happens when you try booting into safe mode by holding A+R+L+Up(DPad) at power up?

Just curious what does this do?
 

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Good to know your new 2DS is working again. I also recently got the same model myself and love it

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Just curious what does this do?
Thanks, I do love the model, just wish I got a 3ds earlier seeing as support will be stopping soon. I didn't even get to use the Miiverse :/
 

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Thanks, I do love the model, just wish I got a 3ds earlier seeing as support will be stopping soon. I didn't even get to use the Miiverse :/

Fair, I really got it to play classics like AC and Pokemon - which I'm really liking esp. the new graphics compared to old DS!
 

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Fair, I really got it to play classics like AC and Pokemon - which I'm really liking esp. the new graphics compared to old DS!
Actually thanks to Nintendo being the gods of backwards compatibility I've had the chance to play older games like Pokemon Gold, super happy about that. Nintendo have always done what I've wanted companies to do with bc, Xbox can't even wrap their heads around being able to put an older disc into the newer disc drive.
 

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Actually thanks to Nintendo being the gods of backwards compatibility I've had the chance to play older games like Pokemon Gold, super happy about that. Nintendo have always done what I've wanted companies to do with bc, Xbox can't even wrap their heads around being able to put an older disc into the newer disc drive.

I can't find anything online about Nintendo stopping 3DS support? If anything the first result is that they will continue support?
 

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I can't find anything online about Nintendo stopping 3DS support? If anything the first result is that they will continue support?
Well, even though Nintendo have said they want the 3DS to live alongside the switch, I think it's pretty clear (with not very many games coming out and the discontinuation of Miiverse) that the 3DS wont be getting anything new and will probably be losing it's services in the next few years. I actually might make a thread about what I want the 3DS to get before it dies, as I had a few ideas.
 

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I had the same issue.
I turned on my 2ds twice and it only showed the blue light and nothing else.
I took the memory card and game card out, restarted holding A+R+L+UP(dpad) and it booted.
Then i put in the game card and then memory card and it was fine.
I didnt notice any differency by starting in safe mode though. Maybe i did it wrong
 

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I've had my 2ds xl for almost a year and I haven't played on it since I went to Six Flags, which was a few months ago. I've been charging it for at least 30 minutes, so I pressed the power button, the blue light showed up before it turned off. I don't know what to do. I've tried checking the battery but the screws are so small. Any help cause I'm about to throw it away.
 
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I've had my 2ds xl for almost a year and I haven't played on it since I went to Six Flags, which was a few months ago. I've been charging it for at least 30 minutes, so I pressed the power button, the blue light showed up before it turned off. I don't know what to do. I've tried checking the battery but the screws are so small. Any help cause I'm about to throw it away.
If your n2DSXL has custom firmware installed, attempt revival with this:
 

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