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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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3DS won't turn on, charging light turns off after a few seconds

Okay so my friend gave me this busted New 3DS (the non-XL model) and we fixed it except for one part, and I ended up frying the button board by being lazy and putting the battery in backwards while avoiding closing the case all the way to test it. I replaced it, everything worked fine, then I gave up on fixing the HOME button, and pulled out the foam I had been using to try to push the ribbon cable clasp down. As soon as I did that, it stopped turning on, and I'm getting the same symptoms as when I had fried the button board: power button doesn't do anything, charging light turns on but doesn't stay on for more than a few seconds. Battery had been fully charged when it had been charging.

It can't be that I fried the board again, I didn't do anything that could have done that. I'm not sure where to test it with my multimeter to see if I did blow a fuse somehow.

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Hi, I also have his problem. What can I do? I replaced the top screen and I reassembled the device, connected EVERYTHING and it did not want to power on anymore but the orange light stays forever.


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If you placed the battery with wrong polarity you blow one the power line fuses (F1 or F2).

Just replace it and it will be 100% functional.



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Where are those fuses located? They don't seem to be labeled.

The thing is, I blew the fuse on my old board, then replaced it. I didn't put the battery in wrong with this one, and I did nothing between it working and not working that would have blown a fuse, as far as I know. I'd like to confirm that a fuse got blown somehow before I go buy a second replacement one of these.


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