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DARKLINK132 1 posts since
Jun 6, 2011
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Dec 19, 2011 4:07 AM

3ds won't turn on

as stated in the title, my 3ds won't turn on, the power light goes on, stays blue and doesn't shut off like it would if it was dead, the screens and sounds don't go in though.

CPM 1,235 posts since
Apr 1, 2010
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Dec 19, 2011 5:19 AM in response to: DARKLINK132
Re: 3ds won't turn on

you will have to send the 3ds in for repairs.

SPECSROCK 184 posts since
Nov 16, 2011
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Dec 20, 2011 9:48 AM in response to: DARKLINK132
Re: 3ds won't turn on

Just an idea: try holding down the L and R triggers and either Y or X when you press the power button.  That should take you to the "calibrate circle pad" or "calibrate touch screen" option, respectively.  I'm just curious to see if that works.

XAZNHOITONYX 30 posts since
Dec 15, 2011
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Dec 20, 2011 2:31 PM in response to: SPECSROCK
Re: 3ds won't turn on

try to take the battery pack out and leave it out for 30secs then put it back to see if it turn back on.

SPECSROCK 184 posts since
Nov 16, 2011
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Dec 21, 2011 11:55 AM in response to: XAZNHOITONYX
Re: 3ds won't turn on

That's a good idea too; oftentimes, electronics with these problems can be fixed by removing the battery pack.

SHADYZER0 1 posts since
Jan 10, 2012
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Jan 10, 2012 9:18 AM in response to: SPECSROCK
Re: 3ds won't turn on

Today I dropped my 3DS onto the concrete floor in my garage on accident.  I was getting worried because I was experiencing the same issues.  I would try to power it on and the blue light would go on although both screens stayed blank.  I had to hold in the power button for 10+ seconds in order to power it off.  The charging light also worked.

However, I don't know if it was coincidence or not, but I tried holding L + R when booting and.... IT WORKED.  It didn't bring me to any calibration menu or anything but brought me to the home menu, fully functional.  Now my 3DS seems to be back in working order.

Anyone with this problem - try this guy's advice.  It may have been a miracle but it worked for me !!!

ATOMICBUNY 1 posts since
Sep 11, 2012
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Sep 18, 2012 8:07 AM in response to: SHADYZER0
Re: 3ds won't turn on

Didn't work for me. :/

ONE-OF-THREE 5,684 posts since
Apr 1, 2010
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Sep 11, 2012 6:39 PM in response to: ATOMICBUNY
Re: 3ds won't turn on

ATOMICBUNY  wrote:

 

Didn't work for me. :/

That is unfortunate, as it may mean your 3DS may need to be repaired, sorry.

 

So give a call to Nintendo's 1-800-255-3700 (6 am ~ 7 pm Pacific, everyday) Customer Service number, or use their webform to contact them, and they can set up the repair process for you.

MARIOGOLFER777 2,329 posts since
Jul 11, 2012
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Sep 12, 2012 2:40 AM in response to: ATOMICBUNY
Re: 3ds won't turn on

As a friendly reminder, please don't bump old threads.

QUILO519 27 posts since
Sep 10, 2012
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Sep 12, 2012 12:15 AM in response to: DARKLINK132
Re: 3ds won't turn on

You should let the battery of your DS die maybe that will help.

 

-Quilo

ZUKO4142 1 posts since
Jun 23, 2014
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Jun 23, 2014 4:59 PM in response to: DARKLINK132
Re: 3ds won't turn on

this happened to me a few times you just let the battery die then charge it

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