Hardware What to do with my aunt's N3DS XL? Won't turn on

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Visiting family for Thanksgiving. Back in March I'd installed A9LH and Luma to her 3ds. She sees me playing Ultra Sun and forgot that her CFW would allow her to get it. She asks me to show her again.

But it won't turn on. She claims it worked fine when she used it 3 weeks ago. System looks fine, hardly a scratch on it. Power light does not come on. Charge light does when plugged in but power light and screen's remain off.
 

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No power light at all. Not even for a split second.

Also she's likely still on A9LH, so we'd be looking for arm9loaderhax.bin
 

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Well it won't be me, I'm only here til Friday and broke right now. I can try loaning her my battery (my personal 3DS is the same model) and see if it turns on
 

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but if the battery is shot, can't you still plug it in and turn it on?
Nope, I tried that. It did not turn on even when plugged in. I believe that in the case of the 3ds the charge port only provides power to the battery and not the system in general.

It turns on with my battery, however.
 

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Nope, I tried that. It did not turn on even when plugged in. I believe that in the case of the 3ds the charge port only provides power to the battery and not the system in general.

It turns on with my battery, however.
Seems the problem was the battery. If your aunt wants to use her 3DS, tell her to buy a new battery from the Nintendo online store.
 

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