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I dropped my 3DS ; It's Hinge Broken and Wont Turn ON!!
Old 06-18-2016, 03:09 AM
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Default I dropped my 3DS ; It's Hinge Broken and Wont Turn ON!!

Okay so I dropped my DS PRETTY hard and The right Corner got Broken. it looks EXACTLY like the one in this photo

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The other side of the screen is loose, but not broken. If i pull it, I will be able to see the wires.

When I try to turn it on, the blue light on the bottom right of the device will turn on for 5 seconds then turn off. The DS will not open.

PLEASE help me, I don't want to take it to repairs before trying everything i could. What's wrong with it?! Is it just the screen, or something more!!!?!? I'm prepared to fix it myself
Old 06-18-2016, 02:41 PM
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My 3DS XL broke in the same way, except that it still works.

One thing you could try, though I doubt it will work is booting the 3DS in recovery mode by holding A+R+L+Up(DPad) when turning it on.

If I had to guess, one of the ribbon cables in the 3DS got loose from the impact.
iFixit has a lot of guides on how to disassemble a 3DS, though it sounds pretty hard to me. Here's one:

Also this:

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Old 06-24-2016, 05:54 PM
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mine broke but the top screen doesn't work and u can see most of the motherboard and the camera broke, i had to quickly back up my acnl and ssb save data so i put it in to my new nintendo 3ds xl!