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Topic: My 3DS won't turn on. it makes some kind of popping sound, then shuts off

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Mr-X9000

my 3DS won't turn on. when i press the power button, it boots up for a second, but then immediately shuts off again while making a crackling/popping sound. what wrong with it?

(and yes, i went to nintendo support, it just redirected me to some online repair thing)

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DoubleKeyLocks

Pop Up sound, usually means the battery has some juice, but not enough juice to turn on console.

Replace the battery?

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Mr-X9000

@DoubleKeyLocks tried that. no difference

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HydroTendonMan

I had this issue before with my 3DSXL. It was running just fine until it gave me that same popping sound followed by shutting down. It refused to power on for me until I left it idle for a day or so, then powered it on while plugged in. It's worked fine since then.

Have you tried leaving it powered off for some time before rebooting?

Edit: I also performed a system transfer at this point to keep my digital purchases safe. Otherwise, I've made no changes to the console.

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Mr-X9000

@HydroTendonMan yeah, ive tried that. no effect

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TNGYM

Its failing a system test. Somethings not answering and the system is aborting start up.

The good news is that the odds are very high that its an easy fix. Its most likely that a cable popped out of its plug, most likely one close to the hinge, they are quite short sometimes.

Ifixit will have directions for a teardown, you wont have to go far to see the cables.

TNGYM

Silly_G

I've had this problem with my original launch model 3DS. There's definitely a fault in the system related to the brightness of the top screen. The only way that I can continue using the "popping" system is to set the console to the lowest brightness settings (and to completely switch off the 3D as well).

What happens once I tilt the top screen, is that it the screen suddenly becomes super bright (perhaps even more so than the brightest setting that the console as been programmed to display). If you try to increase the brightness beyond this point, the system makes a "popping" noise and switches off instantly. I've never bothered sending it in for repairs as I had been looking for an excuse to upgrade to a 3DS XL at the time anyway, and I figured that the cost of repairs wouldn't be worth the money I could have spent on buying a new system. The rubber from the circle pad has also come loose since, giving me even less incentive to consider having it repaired.

Consoles affected by this issue are still usable for the most part, but you'll need to sacrifice screen brightness (at least where the bottom screen is concerned) and 3D. Battery consumption is also considerably greater due to the added brightness in the top screen, and you'd probably be lucky to get more than an hour out of it (if that).

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Mr-X9000

@TNGYM i looked on iFixit, and while it does explain the problem, it seems a bit beyond my capabilitys of fixing stuff

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Moldy

its the sound ribbon cable its broken or it is out of place it also as a small chance to be the battery all you would need to do for that is replace or charge it

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