The Nintendo 3DS XL 2015, marketed as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, was released October 11, 2014 in Japan and February 13, 2015 in North America.

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Not powering on, popping noise then shut off. Screen isn't flickering

The 3DS does all of the normal stuff, until it a popping noise comes out of the speakers, and the screen does not flicker anything, just a boot off.

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This problem can be as simple as the battery died or ribbon cables inside getting loose.

And although very unlikely, there could be some issues with the motherboard as my friend's new 3ds xl had the same problem and that's why his console won't start.

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Battery isn't dead, at least that is what the power LED shows, checked all ribbon cables, none are loose but one is missing the pin connector. It was probably that, thank you for answering.

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