Hi, I'm here on behalf of my son.
His 3ds since Sunday has developed a problem. It makes a pop sound and spontaneously shuts down shortly after turning it on. It is fully charged, we've tried it plugged in and out, holding it in the hand and using it on a flat surface.
We've removed the battery, wiped the contacts, checked that everything fitted back tightly again, no moisture dirt on the battery contacts. Still the problem persists.
has anyone experienced the same? What was the outcome/solution if there is one without spending a fortune? Also through buying e-shop cards he has loads of games etc bought to download over the past 18months, do you know if this data can be transferred should the need arise.
Any other helpful suggestions are welcome.
I've tried googling the problem, as you do, but I have yet to find anything helpful. What rotten luck that it's out of warranty because I know nintendo would have replaced the console if that were the case