What should I do with my bricked O3DS?

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  1. PF2M
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    PF2M Ex-Miiverse Hacker

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    I tried to downgrade from 10.3 to 9.2 and my 3DS got bricked because an error interrupted the process. According to another GBATemp user, the firmware files have been deleted and I can't do anything with it now (this includes safe mode), so what should I do with the broken device? Anywhere that I can sell it, or just get rid of it?
     
  2. MassExplosion213

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    I'll take it if you want.
     
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    replacement motherboard,sell it for spares, keep it for spares for yourself, give it to a good home
     
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  5. Ammako

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    If you collect enough you can make a brick house! :D
     
  6. SmileCitrus

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    Sell it on eBay. I don't know about anyone else, but I sometimes knowingly buy systems with bad motherboards just for the convenience of getting some housing and LCDs already fully assembled and ready for a replacement motherboard.
     
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  7. JershXL

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    Use it as a paperweight.
     
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  8. CrispyYoshi

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    Have you ever dumped sysNAND from it before it bricked? You could hardmod if you have one.
     
  9. hundshamer

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    If he started on 9.3+, the only way to get a NAND backup is via a hardmod.
     
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  10. caytung07

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    on 9.3+ you still can have nand backup with some homebrew like decrypt9
     
  11. hundshamer

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    I wasn't aware that 9.3+ homebrew launchers had the correct permissions to allow a NAND backup to be created with decrypt9.
     
  12. Ammako

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    I don't think you can even run Decrypt9 at all above 9.2
     
  13. falken

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    Sell it for spares and repairs. Personally i'd buy a faulty O3DS from fleabay that I know the motherboard is likely OK. And swap it over.
     
  14. caytung07

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    sorry my bad, that's true