New3DS Xl turns off with a popping sound

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  1. akaVanguard
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    I got a New3DS XL for repair in today.
    Completely unmodded device, only a few days old.

    It turns on, power-led turns blue, then it turns off with a popping sound.

    I checked all connections of the ribbon cables and wether the wifi antenna was properly seated.
    Everything checks out.

    I am completely stumped at this point.

    Usually it would be best to just return it and get a new one, but this one was on 9.8.
     
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    Based on my own research, this is common when there's a fault with the ribbons, most commonly the speakers and camera ribbons. Sometimes it's because the ribbons have come loose from excessive opening and closing, sometimes it's because of a micro tear in said ribbons which usually means they need replacing.

    Edit: I've also heard it can happen with one of the shoulder buttons somehow shorting out of the sticky pad on the ribbon comes loose.
     
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    Thank you for your reply, but i doubt i have the means to actually do anything about those issues.
    I guess he will just have to return it and hope for another hackable firmware version.