Question about 3DS Motherboards

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by TechAndrew, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. TechAndrew
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    Hello,
    I am considering getting a broken n3DS (non-XL) so I can swap the motherboard inside it with the broken one of my n3DS (non-XL). However, I have no way of knowing if the broken n3DS's motherboard is working. The seller has told me that:

    1. When the 3DS is turned on, it makes a popping noise, then shuts off promptly.
    2. When the 3DS is plugged in, the charging LED is on and stays on while plugged in.
    3. The 3DS has been *accidentally* submerged into water for a brief amount of time.

    Does the popping necessarily mean that the motherboard is still alive?

    Thanks,
    TechAndrew
     
  2. TechAndrew
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    bump... Does anyone have an answer?
     
  3. mudassirul

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    if its been submerged in water it usually means there's gonna be lots of problems. Could be that a ribbon and/or connector has corroded so you won't know untill you actually get it
     
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    If a cable isn't hooked up properly it makes that popping sound so it might just be that, but who knows if there are other problems.
     
  5. TechAndrew
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    At this point, I'm going to try finding a non-working n3DS XL; That is, a n3DS XL that definitely has a working motherboard (e.g. Broken Screen(s), Buttons, Cameras, Bad Cosmetic Condition)
     
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