No power - makes a popping sound - fails to turn on.
I have 3 (three!) 3DS systems that have the same problem. When you press the power button, the blue light turns on for a second, and then the screen flashes with a popping sound and the system shuts off.
Any idea on what's going on here? I read something once about a fuse, but that was long ago.
Is this a good question?