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Nintendo's upgraded version of the Nintendo 3DS. It features bigger screens, longer battery life, and a better design.

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Why won't it turn on and it makes a popping sound

It keeps making a popping sound whenever I try to turn it on and it immediately turns off! What do I do?!

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My sister end up dropping mine, now my 2ds keeps turning off and it's getting really annoying because, I haven't played Mario kart 7 or Super smash bros. for almost a year now.



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You could also just use Google, just saying...

The "popping" noise is a common issue on the complete DS family, it protects the console from damage due to shorts etc. by not letting the console power on if one of the ribbons aren't connected properly or if one of the components are faulty.

The thing that sucks is, that you don't know what isn't working, so you have to take the 3DS apart again, reseat all the ribbon cables and check for rips. If a cable is ripped, that component is toast and you need to buy a new one.

You should also make sure that all the clips on the connectors on the motherboard work and aren't broken. If you broke one of those, you have a few options:

-you can replace the motherboard ($$$)

-you can solder a new connector (difficult)

-you can try to replace just the clip, did that a few times (tedious but worth it)

-put pressure on the connector by using toilet paper, for example, between the cable and the case of the 3ds

If you need more help, feel free to contact me, 3DSs can be very difficult at times because of the hardware check

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The ribbon cable must be loose, try jamming something small next to the hinge where the cable goes through to the lower half of the 3DS.

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