3DS won't charge anymore

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User Info: GS_W4RR10R_23

GS_W4RR10R_23
5 years ago#1
My 3DS has charged fine until today. I usually leave it asleep rather than off when it sits on the charger but today I noticed it was out of battery and when I plug in the charger I don't get any charge. When I try to turn the 3DS on I get a quick flashing red light which I'm guessing indicates an empty battery.

Is this more likely a problem with my charger or with my actual console? And if it's a problem with my console can I send it to Nintendo to get fixed?
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User Info: xCha0s

xCha0s
5 years ago#2
yes you have to send it to nintendo for repair 1800-255-3700 it will probably be free because the system comes with a 1 year warranty out of box i believe.

User Info: Hero3ziz

Hero3ziz
5 years ago#3
Try another charger before sending to nintendo.
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User Info: Lord_Frood

Lord_Frood
5 years ago#4
The charging light may not be coming on. I know for a while the light wouldn't go off at all. Have you let it sit on the charger for a while before turning it on again? (try at least 60 mins charge)
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User Info: so64

so64
5 years ago#5
How are you charging it TC? By cradle or simply connecting it to the system?
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GS_W4RR10R_23
5 years ago#6
All right I'll take everyone's advice. Thanks. Also should I get a Nintendo charger or 3rd party charger?
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User Info: GS_W4RR10R_23

GS_W4RR10R_23
5 years ago#7
so64 posted...
How are you charging it TC? By cradle or simply connecting it to the system?
I've been charging by cradle, but when the issue first popped up I switched to a direct connection to the system... no dice.
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User Info: Nekoakuma

Nekoakuma
5 years ago#8
Before calling nintendo / buying new charger try out a few other things first.


1. Check connections/cables/plugs
2. Check contacts aren't dirty
3. Determine if its the charger (ie; try it on another 3DS if you can)
3a. Try another powerpoint / wallsocket
3b. Try your 3DS with a different charger
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User Info: TripleSh0ck

TripleSh0ck
5 years ago#9
Is it... plugged in? Its happened to me before.
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GS_W4RR10R_23
5 years ago#10
Yeah it's plugged in haha. I totally thought that was gonna be my issue at first.

I've also tried different wall sockets to no avail. Luckily enough, a buddy of mine also has a 3DS so I'm gonna see if his 3DS is able to charge on my charger and if mine is able to charge on his.
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