[Question] Is my 3DS recoverable? Hardmod mistake.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by UMakeMiiExDee, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. UMakeMiiExDee
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    So I recently decided to try to hardmod my Old 3dsXL but I made a mistake and burned the Dat0 silver point on the motherboard.... When I boot the 3ds I get this blue screen error without wires.

    BOOTROM: 8046
    ERRCODE: 00F800EF
    FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF
    00000022 00000000

    Is there anything I can do to fix this issue? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bananapi761

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    Bootrom errors indicate a completely bricked system. I don't know if you can recover with further hardmods, the only solution I know is to send it to Nintendo for repair.
     
  3. 0x40

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    Can you upload a picture of the mobo?

    I doubt they'd do anything since it would be obvious OP was trying to mod it.
     
  4. UMakeMiiExDee
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    http://imgur.com/a/4a7st

    ^Does the link work for you?

    The only thing I can think of doing is replacing the silver? Would that restore it?
    I'm guessing I severed the read/write to the Nand?

    I feel maybe I shouldn't have tried to get away with using a more bulky solderer instead of ordering a better one online.
    embarrassing way to break a system for the first time.... any help is appreciated!
     
  5. lostdotfish

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    Looks like you cooked the corner of that epromm... probably perma-dead now.
     
  6. The Real Jdbye

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    The EEPROM looks like it might have survived. That 8-pin chip next to it looks like it's bridged though. Hopefully if he fixes the bridged pins, the console will work again.
     
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  7. lostdotfish

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    That's a resistor network of some sort - it may be causing it. Get some solder wick on it and try and clean up that left hand edge

    I'm still gonna vote for fried epromm though
     
  8. UMakeMiiExDee
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    Thank you for the feedback, guys. I'm going to try to be optimistic and try to do what you suggested in my spare time.
    I'll report back if anything changes. Thanks again.
     
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  9. Jordan Wessley

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    After inspecting your image, it looks like a contact is bridged around here http://imgur.com/a/c0wMF
    I may just be pointing out the obvious, though. A cheap soldering iron doesn't always make a good connection as the solder doesn't get hot enough. Try scrubbing with a toothbrush and a bit of 99% isopropyl alcohol. (Don't use too much force)
     
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