Old 3DS XL screen decoloring

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by pkmb, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. pkmb
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    pkmb Newbie

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    While opening my 3DS last week (just to replace the circle pad) I had to drill the screws on the right side because they just wouldn´t come out. It was usable and just moving a bit, so I decided to leave it like that until I received the replacement screws. I have been playing all week no problem.

    So I turned it on this morning, and when touching the touch screen the console shut down. I figured it would be the loose battery, but in the process of opening the outter case and seeing I was right, there were a couple more forced shut downs. When I powered it up again, both screens had weird (like more white) colors and vertical very fast moving strips (much more noticeable on the touch screen).

    I have tried EVERYTHING: recalibrating the battery, formatting SysNand (I have arm9loader btw) and opening it and checking the wires (everything is in its place, touching them doesn´t make a difference)

    I didn´t touch anything else when checking the battery, so I really don´t understand what may be the issue causing this, and I don´t want to spend >50 on new screens/motherboard just to see that wasn´t the cause of the problem.

    Help please.
     
  2. driverdis

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    sounds like metal shavings from drilling the screw out shorted something on the console. I would check for any stray pieces of metal.
     
  3. pkmb
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    I haven't seen any laying around, should I unmount the motherboard and check?