Sending my N3DS in for repair, should I update to 10.x beforehand ?

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  1. CokeCookie
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    Hey, so I've got my N3DSXL about 3 weeks ago, downgraded from 9.9 to 9.2, set up Emunand, etc.
    Now I'm going to send it in for repair because of the c-stick. Ofc I'll remove everything that could be
    connected to hax/cfw but I don't know if I should upgrade the firmware to 10.x before sending it to
    Nintendo (since a N3DS that came with 9.9 being on 9.2 might be a little suspicious ?) On top of that
    I don't know if the downgrade process is visible in the tickets.db file.
    I'd like to hear some opinions, maybe even from people who got their system repaired.

    thanks
     


  2. Zidapi

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    Yeah, I'd recommend you update it for the reasons you said. It's not like they'll perma-ban your 3DS. Right?
     
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    I'd take a NAND backup and leave it on your N3DS mSD card with all your files. After that, update it and blitz it of anything that shouldn't be on a normal system. Then if they send you the same system back (check with the serial number), you can downgrade, restore the backup and pick up from where you left off ^^
     
  4. CokeCookie
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    Yeah that's pretty much the plan so far. I think I'll update it to 10.5 and just hope that they don't upgrade it further. In the worst case
    I'll still have like a million Nand Backups from 9.2 that I could restore through a hardmod if everything else fails.
     
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    How did the c-stick become faulty?
     
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    Be sure to check the serial of the console they send. Nintendo have just sent me a refurb console before that wasn't mine, and restoring a NAND backup from a different system would brick it.
     
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    I did it yesterday.
    I updated to 10.6 before send, but I don't care since I will can downgrad when my n3ds will be back
     
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    It was faulty out of the box. Up + Left work fine while down/right need so much force that it's impossible to play Monster Hunter for longer than maybe half a hour.

    Yup, I wrote mine down and even backed up all my saves with savedatafiler for that case.

    Well, 10.6 wouldn't be the worst outcome for me but I'd either have to get OOT or a hardmod in that case.
    You didn't do anything else besides updating and formatting the system ?
     
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  9. Shadowfied

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    Thank you for posting this. I also have issues with my C-Stick. I should also do this..
     
  10. rickycoe123

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    Why don't you guys open the console yourself to fix it, no warranty seals as far as I know. Really easy to open and take a look.
     
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    Do you know how to fix it?
     
  12. CokeCookie
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    most likely a problem with either the upper or the lower part of the c-stick, both are replacable and not too expensive.

    yes, i could replace it myself but downgrading from the newest fw is possible atm and my system is only 3 weeks old. So before I rip something apart and
    have to get even more parts replaced, I'd rather let Nintendo do the repair.
     
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  13. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    I always fear the cstick will just break off thats why i don't play shooters with it
     
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    Break off? Mine has never felt like that at all, problem with mine is that it wont move down properly, works fine in the other directions but I have to press hard with my fucking nail in order for it to register down which sucks.
     
  15. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    it doesn't feel like it will but i'm overly cautious and paranoid :ohnoes: after my grip fell off on my o3ds (Nintendo wanted 90$ just to put the grip back on thats chuffing bollox) ive never been the same
     
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    OK, I just upgrade to 10.6 and i will send it for repair tomorrow!! Ah ! This fu**ing C-stick :gun: Now, i pray nintendo to don't release a 10.7 update...
     
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    My Paranoia is not without a reason lol
     
  18. Omegadrien

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    Nintendo takes always 2-3 weeks to patch a vulnerability, so... (and i can do a hardmod in worst case).
     
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  19. Raylight

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    true enough
     
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