Trying to convert demo kiosk o3DS console into normal console

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Harsky, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Harsky
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    Was given a faulty o3DS console and found that it ONLY turns on when you plug in a power cable. Having a look at the play history, I realised that with 9999 hours of Pilotwings Demo, I think it's safe to say that it was a demo kiosk 3DS that wasn't needed anymore. Anyway, it boots to the home menu and is on 1.0 firmware but as much as I like the novelty of owning a demo unit, I'd like to try and put CFW on it for a family member. I can cart update and then use OoT3Dhax to boot into homebrew but the original problem still persists. It can't run from battery and always needs the power cable. Is this a hardware thing or can software make it run from battery again?
     
  2. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Hardware thing, pretty sure the fuses are blown.
    Either that or most likely the battery is pretty much dead.
     
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    It's not relayed to that, all kiosk units are like this. Seems to be a hardware difference in the mainboard.
    There was someone trying to do the same thing before, and from what I saw no one had a solution, not sure if they ever found out how to do it though.
     
  4. testerfan

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    yes, it's fixable, as others mentioned this is due to hardware revision to the motherboard, specifically power management IC, so all you have to do to fix it is - replace BGA chip marked U3 on the board, either with a new one or one taken from a regular motherboard