Well, this started a few days ago. I was playing a GBA VC game and suddenly the top screen started flickering and, eventually, fading out, showing me nothing but a black screen. Tried a couple of stuff I saw here and there - letting the battery run dry and charging the console - but with no success. I was at firmware version 11.4, thought this could be some software bug and updated the 3DS: no success Formatted the 3ds: no success. Why am I thinking this could be a software problem? Because if I try to run FBI the top screen starts working again, showing the FBI logo. If I hit the home menu: it starts to flicker and fading away. And if I boot to Luma menu the top screen works, showing all the available information. TL;DR: 3DS screen started flickering and blinking from nowhere; no damage to the 3DS hardware 3DS Version 11.5 Luma 3DS 8.1 Boot9 installed I don't think this is a hardware problem, but I'm already looking for new flat cables. Any idea or suggestion will be very appreciated. Thank you guys.