Unbricking my unmodded 3DS

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Hello, a few years ago I dropped my 3DS, and for some reason that bricked it. I can still access the sleep menu, and the recovery menu (which didn't work). I'm not sure what to do at this point. The DS is completely unmodded.
 

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Hello, a few years ago I dropped my 3DS, and for some reason that bricked it. I can still access the sleep menu, and the recovery menu (which didn't work). I'm not sure what to do at this point. The DS is completely unmodded.
Thats not a software brick that's hardware failure
 
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I can still access the sleep menu, and the recovery menu (which didn't work).
This doesn't make sense. What, exactly, are you doing to access the sleep menu? Does that mean the 3DS still turns on? Can you hear any sounds on the Home menu? Does anything different happen if you turn it on without an SD card inserted?

(People throw the word "brick" around so casually these days! Bricks do not have menus!)
 

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This doesn't make sense. What, exactly, are you doing to access the sleep menu? Does that mean the 3DS still turns on? Can you hear any sounds on the Home menu? Does anything different happen if you turn it on without an SD card inserted?

(People throw the word "brick" around so casually these days! Bricks do not have menus!)
It still turns on with black screens. When I hold the power button the sleep menu appears. Nothing changes with the SD card. It's like everything is normal except the home menu is somehow deleted.
 

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It still turns on with black screens. When I hold the power button the sleep menu appears. Nothing changes with the SD card. It's like everything is normal except the home menu is somehow deleted.
as mentioned, its a hardware failure. seems like your motherboard broke or is disconnected from parts of the nand or other hardware, idk exactly. You need a person just as mentioned above
It sounds like you might need to open it up to repair the hardware itself. Might want to see if you can send it out to Nintendo to be repaired or find a trusted person who can repair them.
to look over it and who knows what to do.
 
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