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*1-UP 1 posts since
Aug 25, 2012
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Aug 25, 2012 3:14 PM

3ds not charging

Ive had my 3DS since day one so my warrantys done so i wanted to know if there was a way to fix this withought sending it in. My 3DS suddenly stopped charging. when i plug it in, it does nothing. but when i wiggle it a little and get it into a certain position i can get the charging light to come up for a little untill it blinks rapidly on and off or just turns back off. i thought it might be that the charger is messed up but it works on my brothers. and i thought it could be my 3dss outlet so i tried using the charging cradle instead and when i do that, the charging light turns on but whenever i look back a couple mins later its off again. it also seems that even though the charging light comes on, its not charging or charging very slowly because i tried to hold the charger in place for a while so it could charge but it was still blinking red after 30 mins. Finally i bought a replacement charger to make extra sure and it still dosent work, and i spent my last money on that, so im trying to figure out how to fix this w/o sending it in.

MARIOGOLFER777 2,329 posts since
Jul 11, 2012
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Aug 25, 2012 3:39 PM in response to: *1-UP
Re: 3ds not charging

Your only choice may be to buy a new battery. Batterys wear out over time, so this could be a problem with the battery. You can only buy 3DS batterys at Nintendo's online store.

 

Another suggestion: Try removing and reinserting the battery.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
Oct 20, 2011
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Aug 25, 2012 5:56 PM in response to: *1-UP
Re: 3ds not charging

Here is the 3DS battery that you can try as a replacement.

 

However, even with heavy use, a battery is unlikely to die out in less than a year and a half.  If a new battery does not work, you may need a repair.  Call Nintendo at 1800-255-3700 (6am-7pm, Pacific Time, 7 days a week) to discuss one.

BUDGIRL72 2 posts since
Jan 26, 2013
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: 3ds not charging

my 3ds is still under warranty so far... my son plays it constantly and watches netlfix.. but now is won't even charge.. i bought the nyko power Pak for the 3ds.. but it still won't charge.. the red light blinks when i turn it on and power it up.. battery show really low.. should i just buy a new battery?  please help..

 

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FITHEMASTERSWORD 1,456 posts since
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 26, 2013 7:06 PM in response to: BUDGIRL72
Re: 3ds not charging

Are you charging through the Nyko power dock? If so, then the 3DS doesn't turn on its charging LED.

 

If you're charging directly through the system, then that's a problem. Try seeing if the original battery has this problem.

BUDGIRL72 2 posts since
Jan 26, 2013
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Jan 27, 2013 10:01 AM in response to: FI THE MASTER SWORD
Re: 3ds not charging

i took out the original battery and am using the power pak.. or do i need the battery also.. the power pak takes up the space where the battery goes...

FITHEMASTERSWORD 1,456 posts since
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 27, 2013 11:15 AM in response to: BUDGIRL72
Re: 3ds not charging

I think you misunderstood what I meant. Are you using this charging dock:

http://thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/charge-base-342x291.jpg

If so, then it's normal for the 3DS to not have the charging LED on.

 

If you're charging directly through the 3DS, then there's a problem.

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