New 3DS XL doesn't turn on any more

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Pleng, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Pleng
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    I moved all the data from the supplied 4gb microSD to a 16gb one and since then the 3ds won't switch on. It's unhacked so I don't think the SD card switch had anything to do with causing the issue, but I figured I'd mention it anyway.

    Symptoms:
    • 3DS doesn't switch on under any circumstance
    • Plugging in the charger with no battery inserted results in the red power light (charge light?) coming on for around 3 seconds then going out again
    • Plugging in the charger with the battery inserted results in the red light coming on for about 6 seconds with a small flicker after the first couple of seconds
    I have tried with both a USB charging cable and an AC adapter. The battery was fully charged when I swapped the SD cards.

    Incidentally the unit has always been a bit odd in the battery department. Occasionally the charge level would show as full and then after just a few minutes of play the red light would flash rapidly to signify low battery and I would need to plug it in quickly to prevent the unit shutting down.

    Any ideas?
     


  2. Posghetti

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    Sounds like a defect battery to me.
    Only way to know is to have another one and test it out.
     
  3. GerbilSoft

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    FWIW: The 3DS will not turn on without a battery installed. A broken battery seems like the most likely cause.

    See if you can borrow a battery from another 3DS XL owner to test it. (Both Old 3DS XL and New 3DS XL use the same battery; not compatible with Old 3DS, New 3DS, or 2DS.)
     
  4. Pleng
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    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thanks for the responses so far guys.

    Just tried a new battery and it's still doing exactly the same thing :(
     
  5. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Have you tried turning it on with no SD card? Have you tried folding a piece of paper in the back between the battery and case?

    Did you accidentally slide/forcibly pull the SD card out instead of push-ejecting?

    Was there something else that happened that you forgot to mention?
     
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    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes I've tried with no SD card and had the same result.

    No I haven't tried the paper technique. I'll give it a go and report back.

    Yes I forced the card out... Had no idea it was a push-to-eject slot! :blink:
     
  8. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Any luck?
     
  9. Pleng
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    Haven't had a chance to try just yet as I'm in transit. I'll give it a go tomorrow and report back
     
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  10. DavidRO99

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    Ummm dude, only the O3DS is a push-eject, the N3ds and N3dsxl are both use your fingernails to eject.
     
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    excuse me? every models are push-eject. You can forcefully pull it out but do that many times and you'll break the spring.
     
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  12. Molina

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    Every 3ds model use the push-eject system. n3ds's microsd slot apparence look like a simple pull system but no.
     
  13. DavidRO99

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    Dude, try it. I pushed as hard as I could, nothing.
     
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    Hell
    Just checked my o3ds and my n3ds xl, i had to manually remove the micro sd card with my fingernail on my n3ds and push and eject on my o3ds
    EDIT: apparently n3ds is also push-eject
     
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  15. DavidRO99

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    oops, nvm xD I wasn't pushing hard enough.
     
  16. DiscostewSM

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    Then you may have a faulty one.
     
  17. DavidRO99

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    I wasn't pushing hard enough. I also eat my fingernails so I guess that could have some connection with not pushing hard enough xD
     
  18. DiscostewSM

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    Well, it is small. Probably why it's tucked into the inside behind the cover, and they offer the ability to wirelessly transmit data to/from your PC though Data Management (I think).
     
  19. DavidRO99

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    They do let you....wait... wirelesshax confirmed??!?!?!?!?! Maybe we can change the file halfway through and make the 3ds execute it....
     
  20. DiscostewSM

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    I imagine that if it could lead to a hax, we'd probably already have it.
     
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