Typical black screen of death - all lights are on (corrupted/fried NAND?)

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  1. RockmanYoshi
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    I have not modded the 3DS except for when I used Tubehax in August 2015.

    Title says it all. Am I royally screwed? I thought it would've been the wifi card or a loose cable inside the 3DS motherboard, but if that were the case then wouldn't the wifi be off and the 3d not working? Could it be a faulty screen?

    And yes, I have booted into recovery mode and performed an update, but it did nothing.

    I'm having the exact same problem as this redditor. One of the posters says it is a corrupted NAND, which sounds scary, and I'd very much like to keep my 3ds data with me. However, I have come across these posts (from gbatemp and reddit) stating that one could fix a broken NAND with no backup.

    If my bricked 3DS was not hacked, would it still be possible to do this method? Perhaps with the recent sleep mode/flashcard unbricking discovery it would? Or with a hardmod/nand dump?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ominous66521

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    There is a new unbrick method coming out that only requires a magnet and flashcard.But it's not coming out until more flashcards are supported since the devs don't want people buying the same flashcard if the one they have can be supported.
     
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    Yea, i saw the thread. But if i did not hack my 3ds previously, is it possible to unbrick it (with my system data)?
     
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    The flashcard and magnet method is sead to fix any brick so I don't think a NAND backup is needed.Basicaly what I mean is you currently can't right now since a NAND backup is needed (cfw is required to make one) if you want to hardmod to fix your corrupted NAND.
     
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    Console boot without sd card?
     
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    Tried it. I first thought the custom theme i had glitched, but it seems not
     
  7. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    What model? O3ds, xl, n3ds, xl? 2ds?
     
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    o3ds unfortunately, had it been newer I would've just sent it into Ninty but they don't offer o3ds repairs in the USA anymore
     
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    Ok, thanks for clarifying.

    But in the future, with the sleep/flash exploit, could I replicate these steps with my bricked 3DS and another hacked 3ds?

     
  10. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Its not bricked. Disable wifi and power on.
     
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    I'll try that when i get home. If the wifi was the problem though, then wouldn't have i been unable to go to the system update screen? The wifi light works fine
     
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    It didn't work :C
     
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    Try Holding A+R+L+Up(DPad) all together when turning on 3DS, it might work but you'll be forced to update your 3ds to the latest version which means no CFW for now.
     
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    I've done that, didn't work also note that I didn't use CFW on my 3ds yet.
     
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    That key combo is for the 3DS "Safe Mode" but since it didn't worked it might actually be a corrupted NAND.
     
  16. Vieela

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    Does your console make some weird sound? Mine once gone completely weird once. I think it was MCU going into a corrupted state, or something like that. All i did is put a random cartdrigde into the slot and then wait some hours. I turned it back on normally.
     
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    It loaded, but the update did nothing. If it is a corrupted nand, could I fix it? There's gotta be a way how Nintendo fixes it, maybe they use the sleep mode exploit? :P

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    The only sound I hear is the sound of the magnet/speaker when it turns on and when i close the 3ds gently.
     
  18. vb_encryption_vb

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    It's not a sleep mode exploit lol, this is hardware related, if you had spare parts, I'd suggest changing out your wifi board. Your NAND won't just magically corrupt since you don't use CFW / Homebrew.
     
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    4c- I mean, Reddit
    Scary
     
  20. gui710

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    After the Update have you tried to boot it without SD Card?