Possibly bricked console after removing hardmod

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  1. Doumekxkai
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    After installing a hardmod I couldn't read the nand, i 've tried several things, like direct soldering the hardmod to the adapter.
    But nothing had work. After several tries i've decided to change the franken-SD and the cables, so i've removed the hardmod and changed to another. After re-assembling all i've tried to boot the console (unpluged SD) and booted into the blue screen.
    So, I removed completly the hardmod and it stils booting into bootrom screen with the following errcodes:

    The first 8-bit block changes randomly in this codes: FFFFFFFF, DFCFFFFF, CFCFFFFF.

    And the rest of the code stays as:
    Code:
             FFFFFFFF
    00000022 00000000
    
    Someone knows what I did wrong? And if is there a fix.
     
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    Thanks but I allready know that page and didn't helped.
    And I've fixed it, without knowing how.
     
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    I've asked in that thread but no one has replied, so I came here.
    Thanks anyways ;)
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Your clk point is borderline trashed. Could be partially lifted.
     
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    As with any issue like this we will need to see how the 3DS look currently, I could only see a picture with the wires still soldered in that thread, takes some new hi res pics of the contact areas so we can see if there is any viasble damage/issues
     
  10. shaunbwimmer

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    Can i hijack this thread?
    I hardmodded my 3ds XL, after having major issues with my father's soldering iron (accidentally removed DAT0 gold pad thing), and went out and bought a new one (much nicer, NAND dump worked, i believe, successfully 4 times).
    When I opened my 3DS again to remove the wires, the DAT0 wire came loose, along with the remaining circuit wire from it, to under the NAND chip.
    Am I royally effed, or is there hope yet?
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Dat0 has an alternative point which is very small. There is a photo around.
     
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    Will I be able to reconnect that to the little chip above the circle?
    I keep getting the "00f800fe 00000000 00000000 00000200" Error code, which is apparently the SD card error (according to homebrew) whenever I boot up, which is almost instant. I'm not an amazing solder, but I don't think it's a cross connection, and the only thing I can think of is it's because of the broken DAT0 trace
     
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    Pictures are always essential for these things
     
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    Derp
    Sorry, it's like 2am here in Aus. My brain is as useful as my 3DS right now

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    I clicked the bloody thing too.... IMG_20160713_015650.jpg
     

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    So I bought some liquid silver to bridge the broken connection, but i'm still stuck with the same error as before.
    I don't see any shorts or bridging between CLK or CMD and DAT0, so i'm at a standstill.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Llisten, I tell this to everyone.

    If you already screwed up one point on the board, do not attempt further soldering. Take it to someone else.
     
  18. shaunbwimmer

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    Yeah, fair enough. But i'm pretty impatient.
    So, long story short. I have a NAND backup, but a bricked 3DS.
    I've replaced the trace and circle pad for DAT0 with silver, and i'm still getting the same "00F800FE 0*8 0*8 00000200" error.
    Is there something else i've missed? My SD card adapter read/wrote fine, but I used a program (off the guide) to rewrite my NAND to allow a downgrade. Is it possible I had a bad flash with no errors?
    Something about eMMC blocking? I'd just like guidance on what I messed up (other than the obvious).

    I also don't suppose anyone knows a Hardmodder in Australia?
     
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    The tiny CLK point that a few people try using is VERY sensitive. Its VERY small for a novice solder(er). If any part of the CLK point is bridged with another of the 4 pads, or if the CLK point is lifted, you're boned.

    If you messed up the DAT0 pad, there are very good chances of the CLK point being messed up as well. I am nowhere near a novice, and even I messed up a CLK point once. You basically need to ensure that every point on the board is making 100% contact and that you are using a good SD reader.

    Furthermore, it is very possible that while reading the NAND before in your previous attempt, that the read or a write process was interrupted and that would cause the NAND to basically "lock up". I used a counterfeit reader on a NORMAL SD card, and the SD card bricked. It's very likely that your NAND is irreversibly bricked as well.