Do Dou Gus Know Where I Could Get A Charger That Can Charge 3DS Batteries Extern

#1oomomowPosted 7/5/2013 6:18:37 PM
I didn't have a enough room in the title soooooooo sorry about that.

My problem is with my 3DS charging port. Please look inside the 3DS charging port if you can. There will be a floating-sh piece of grey plastic. Mine fell out. The 3DS charging port has been rarely working in the past few months. I looked in it a few days ago and I didn't find it there. It was sitting on the dresser where I put my 3DS. Here's the potential solutions (/ s). Do any of you know of a charger that charges the battery directly completely outside the system? My sister has a battery pack that comes with a docking station that charges the battery from below directly but, I adds thickness which would make it incompatible with my case and the CPP. Other potential solution is sending it in to Nintendo. Would they fix it? Do I have to give them money or a receipt? I don't have the receipt, and my warranty is up (got it 2011). Would they simply classify it as miss use and not fix it? Please tell me which one is better and which one is most likely to work / happen. Thank you.
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#2TinyTim123Posted 7/5/2013 6:30:07 PM
You can probably charge it on the cradle that came with the system. If you send it in to Nintendo it will cost anywhere from $40 to $80 for them to fix it, probably the $80 since it has been out of warranty for a bit by now.
Good luck.
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#3Kickboxx88Posted 7/5/2013 6:32:25 PM
wouldn't the original dock for the 3DS work? When you buy the system new, it comes with a dock that the charger plugs in to. When you set the system on the dock it makes two small prongs contact those small gold plates around the charger port.
#4GoldenSun3DSPosted 7/5/2013 6:37:21 PM
If you look next to the charging port, you'll see 2 gold rectangles. These are the alternative charging port.

The charging cradle uses this and so does some external battery extensions (like the Power A Power Case).
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#5oomomow(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2013 6:53:24 PM
The cradle doesn't work either. That was the only way I could get it to charge (Which was 5 minutes at a time, vary rarely.) I just stop working one day (Two months ago to be exact). I got it to charge for 2 seconds a week ago.
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#6oomomow(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2013 7:30:46 PM
oomomow posted...
The cradle doesn't work either. That was the only way I could get it to charge (Which was 5 minutes at a time, vary rarely.) I just stop working one day (Two months ago to be exact). I got it to charge for 2 seconds a week ago.


This is really embarrassing, sorry. I'm in such a rush because I'm slightly panicking. *It, *stopped, in between the 3rd last and third last words, *and.
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#7TinyTim123Posted 7/5/2013 7:39:32 PM
Sorry, sounds like you're screwed. Beg Nintendo, be super nice, and hope they only charge you the $40 to fix it, sorry to say. Maybe try to keep better care of your electronics (try to avoid tripping over the cords and such).

Best of luck.
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#8MrMacgamerPosted 7/5/2013 7:40:50 PM
what did you do to your stuff???
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#9TinyTim123Posted 7/5/2013 8:29:22 PM
It sounds like someone tripped over the cord, thus resulting in the breakage described. It could happen to most people, probably didn't pound on it or anything.
There is also likelihood of a small child with access to it. It sounds like the AC Adapter cord is busted too (from being tripped over), which might explain why it won't charge on the cradle.
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