Trouble Shooting: My DS Won't Turn On, Also, Charging Issues

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  1. SoMorgo
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    As a preface, my DS SD card was lost a while ago, and I just got the urge to begin playing the console again. And so, I bought a replacement SanDisk 32GB SD card. When I place it in the DS, the DS started having issues.

    Firstly, when I try tried turning it on, the blue power light comes on for a few seconds, if that, and then fades back off. I do not know if this correlates with the other issue, in which my DS only charges for about a half a minute and then it stops. I have no way of knowing whether or not this is a charger issue or not, as I have no way of checking the power.

    What can I do? I have asked on the Nintendo Support Forums, but no answers were given.
     
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    Just to be clear, is the DS you're referring to a Nintendo DS or is it a Nintendo 3DS ???
     
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    Sorry! It's a New 3DS XL
     
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  4. TurdPooCharger

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    Okay, next question. Did you ever hacked it?

    If it was hacked, do you remember what method you employed in acquiring custom firmware?

    Does Luma3DS rings any bells? What about arm9loaderhax (A9LH) or boot9strap (B9S)?
     
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  5. SoMorgo
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    I have used Luma3DS, employing CFW vai SoundHax(I think that's what it was called??)
     
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  6. Hunter

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    format your SD card with guiformat http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
    select FAT32 and 32768(32k) Allocation

    check if you have b9s 1.2/1.3

    download the 7z file from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases/tag/v9.1 and place the boot.firm on the root of your SD card
    if that works get the boot.3dsx from https://github.com/fincs/new-hbmenu/releases/tag/v2.0.0 and place that on the root of your SD card
    then follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/finalizing-setup

    check for b9s 1.0
    download the 7z from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases/tag/v7.1 and place the boot.firm on the root of your SD card
    if that works get the boot.3dsx from https://github.com/fincs/new-hbmenu/releases/tag/v2.0.0 and place that on the root of your SD card
    follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/updating-b9s
    then follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/finalizing-setup

    check for a9lh
    download the 7z from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases/tag/v7.0.5
    and place the arm9loaderhax.bin on the root of the SD card
    if that works get the boot.3dsx from https://github.com/fincs/new-hbmenu/releases/tag/v2.0.0 and place that on the root of your SD card
    follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/a9lh-to-b9s
    then follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/finalizing-setup
     
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  7. TurdPooCharger

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    Remember to check if your empty card is real and free of hardware defectives with H2testw in a Full Write + Verify Test before using it!!
     
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  8. SoMorgo
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    What do you mean by "If it works"? I have tried installing all of the first files and nothing.

    EDIT: All at different times on the fresh SD card, btw
     
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    so each of the two boot.firm and the arm9loaderhax.bin didnt work?
     
  10. SoMorgo
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    No, nothing turned on the screen, if that is what you mean.
     
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  11. Hunter

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    do you have a smaller SD card to test on, incase the SD card is in GUID partition format
     
  12. SoMorgo
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    No, but I do have a partition editor, and when I first got the SD card, I put made the partition FAT32
     
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  13. Hunter

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    ok make sure it's a MBR type partition and FAT32
     
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    OKAY I LIED

    I retried arm9loaderhax.bin and it worked! Thank you so so much, you are a life saver.
     
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    :o)
     
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