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Nintendo’s first major revision of the 3DS released to Japan in October of 2014 and to North America in September of 2015. The 2015 3DS introduces improved 3D capabilities, a C-Stick, and a new set of trigger buttons.

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No power, no charge. Makes a popping sound - fails to turn on.


The console not turn on or charge. When I push power button blue led turn on for 2-3 sec, then goes off and makes a silent popping sound .

When I connect it to the charger, orange led turn on for 5 sec, then goes off and no charging.

I put the console into service, there exchanged plate/board where is the buttons and contacts to baterry. It solved nothing.

All wires is checked 10 times. I dont now what to do.

Sorry for my english hope you understand. thank you.

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Sounds as though you've got a bad battery fuse (charging light issue) and a small cut in one of the three ribbons that come from the top portion to the bottom portion in the hinge (popping sound).

The cut ribbon is a common problem and can be replaced but is a bit difficult, requiring some patience. Follow this guide to fix that problem: Nintendo 3DS Speaker Assembly Replacement This guide is for the older 3DS but should be sufficient to help you replace the speaker ribbon (or whichever ribbon is damaged).

The charging light issue may be a bit more difficult to figure out. Check your charging port to make sure it's soldered to the board properly. Locate the 2 fuses and ensure they're still working with a multimeter on continuity mode and ensure your battery is good.

I hope these help and good luck fixing it.

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