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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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3ds xl has blue light but screen won't turn on

I've tried everything I could think of or find with this issue. I've taken the battery out, I've tried it with the SD card taken out, I've taken off and put back the wifi card, I feel like I've done everything to try and fix it but nothing has worked, and I have two with the same exact issue.

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Hi @tymunster,

With the console turned on (blue light on) try shining a flashlight at an angle close to the screen and check if there are any images to be seen.

They will be very faint so trying in a darkened room may help to see them.

If you can see images there's a backlight problem but at least it shows that the console has booted up.


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There is a chance there is an issue with the screen itself. Like jayeff said, you can check the screen with a flashlight in a dark room. If there is no visible picture, there might be an issue with the screen and not the backlight. You can try to reseat the screen cables, as they might have come loose and might not be making proper contact. This can happen when the console is taken apart or dropped. All you have to do to reseat them is to unplug them and plug them back in, making sure they are making good contact and are completely attached.

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