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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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Black Screen of Death - Replaced Motherboard

A little back story about myself. I am a pc repair technician and have over 10 years of experience fixing various electronics. I also have my own repair business. A client has brought me a Nintendo 3DS XL 2015+ model. The unit has the "black screen of death".

When turned on I can hear the menu music but there is no display. If booted into safe boot mode, both of the screen are operational. After doing some research it appeared that motherboard may need to be replaced to resolve the issue. I have replaced the motherboard with no change.

Is there something else that would be causing this issue? Any other items I should check? Could it be that I just got a defective replacement board?


After more troubleshooting I have discovered there is a problem with the camera(s). The unit powers on and is fully function when the camera ribbon is unplugged

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I am not a technician. But the area you should check out is underneath the left button.

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In some cases it may be a lose wifi chip. But if u changed the motherboard that may not be the case. Tho i once repaired a samsung s9 phone that didn't turn on by just taking out the camera. The camera had a short circuit i

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