A friend of mine gave me an old non-XL 3DS with a problem. I tried everything that came to my mind to fix it, but nothing worked, so here's the deal: The Home menu doesn't show up at all when the console is turned on, the screens remain black. All the other modules seem to be working: the console's 3D indicator lights up, it catches StreetPass hits and so on. Trying to launch in a recovery mode (turning on with A+L+R+Up held) leads to the same result, and inserting/removing SD card has no effect as well. The only screen that does show up is the standby mode screen: pressing the power button while it's turned on displays a screen telling something like what the system can do in standby mode and the turn off button on the touch screen. Pressing Home button on this screen displays the "Home menu" text on the touch screen that freezes and doesn't do a thing. Unfortunately, I don't know the software version on the console and the exact reason, the owner just told this: some DS game card was inserted in the console while it was closed, and when it was opened after this, the problem already was there. So what seems to be the problem, is there something with the hardware or the Home menu is just broken and is there a way to fix this? Thanks in advance.