Hardware To those of you who have bricked their 3DSes...

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What's so great about $60 2DS units? I mean that's about the going rate for a regular (not translucent, not fancy decorated, no included games, no extra geegaws) one on eBay.

People have said the 2ds "sucks monkey balls" anyway and having had one I agree; for only a little bit more you can get a much superior o3ds. I don't understand what the point of the 2ds was: it's ugly and huge, yet they didn't put a nice big screen in the huge case.
 

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i bought a new 2ds(firmware8.1.0) with mario kart preinstalled for 69€ so 60for a refurb is kind of ripoff :P
 

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i bought a new 2ds(firmware8.1.0) with mario kart preinstalled for 69€ so 60for a refurb is kind of ripoff :P
Except aren't Euros worth more than USD? $60 was in the US, it might be €50 or something over there. Not TOO bad pricing anyways.
 

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I got my 3DS back repaired. They replaced the PCB. They also damaged the bottom screen so I immediately put it back in the box and sent it back. If you don't have any hacking stuff on your sd card (or don't include it) I don't think N can really tell what happened with nothing but a black screen to go by. I mentioned I had lent it to a little kid who I think was saying he shut it off when it started updating. They seemed to think that was a decent story to explain it.
 

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I got my 3DS back repaired. They replaced the PCB. They also damaged the bottom screen so I immediately put it back in the box and sent it back. If you don't have any hacking stuff on your sd card (or don't include it) I don't think N can really tell what happened with nothing but a black screen to go by. I mentioned I had lent it to a little kid who I think was saying he shut it off when it started updating. They seemed to think that was a decent story to explain it.
Was you're 3ds updated? Mine is coming back from repair in 2 days.
 

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Was you're 3ds updated? Mine is coming back from repair in 2 days.
I can't say. As soon as I turned it on I saw the damage they did and packed it back up. Never went past the select language first setup screen.
 

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I'd love to try and send my 3DS in for repair, but I'm not under warranty so it'll probably cost over $60. I'd rather give the 2DS a try instead of paying anything more than that, I remember trying it at a local Nintendo event and liking what it did, so I think this could be a cool new opportunity.
 

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Soooo my 3ds came back.....it was updated to 10.4! Dammit! Guess I might have to sell this :(
 

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When you (soft!) bricked your 3DS you simply send it back to Nintendo, you have a 2 year warranty, at least in Europe that is.
 

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When you (soft!) bricked your 3DS you simply send it back to Nintendo, you have a 2 year warranty, at least in Europe that is.
I've had mine since year one, so I didn't have a chance to repair it for free. The costs I'd have to pay would be greater than $60, so in my case these 2DSes would be cheaper.

However, this is still a good option for anyone else who is still under warranty! I'll update the OP to include information about that.
 

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My 3DS came in the mail today! It was on 8.1.0-19U! REJOICE!!!!!

I'll update the OP with the new results. :D
My brother and his friend ordered two of these and shipped em to me to be CFW'd.

One was a red 2DS which came with 6.0.
The other was blue and came with 9.4.

Upgraded the red and downgraded the blue without much issue :)
 
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