3DS Games are water proof

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  1. Popcornwas
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    i accidentally left a 3ds game in my pocket and it got washed. I was expecting to have ruined game, or at least the inability to save.but when i put it in my 3ds it was fine .
     


  2. The Minish LAN

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    I accidentally kept a 3DS Cartridge in my pocket once when I went to the beach.

    It was ruined.

    You got lucky.
     
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  3. Muffins

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    You were lucky.

    Don't tempt fate.
     
  4. Memoir

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    A few of my brother's DS games went through the washer 6-7 times before they died.. >>
     
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    Haha! Thank you for this valuable information! xD
     
  6. 730

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    I once jizzed over my Senran Kagura cart and it survived.
     
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  7. BORTZ

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    I suggest dumping the cart or something soon. You might have exposed some of the contacts to water and it might start corroding.
     
  8. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    I agree with bortz. I would dump it if you can. I had a game go through the wash and it seemed fine for a few hours and then it died on me. ( and it was smash bros :( )
     
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    I got an DS game, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games Beijing 2008 and it fell once in a puddle, it still works after we putted it in rice
     
  10. Arseface_TM

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    Satlwater is significantly more corrosive than tap water. By like a bajillion.

    Cartridges tend to be fairly resistant to washing machines as long as they go through the dryer too. The dryer helps dry the cart fast enough to prevent serious damage.

    Do it too much and you'll regret it, but once or twice should be fine. And like others said, make sure it's completely dry and dump it if you can.
     
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    I have like 10 DS Games that were accidently washed and they still work fine.
     
  12. erman1337

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    I had an ACNL cartridge that simply died by staying on the drawers for a few months

    It was before save file backups was a thing ç_ç
     
  13. Bubsy Bobcat

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    I dropped one of my 3ds games in the toilet once, good job I didn't make a 1 or a 2 before dropping it in.
     
  14. BORTZ

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    I dropped a pair of headphones into the toilet but thats about it. How do people drop 3DS, phones, and other things in there, its like common sense.
     
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    Salt water will ruin anything it touches
     
  16. bitjacker

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    some city tap water is worse than sea water. tap water in my town leaves black spots on everything.
     
  17. erman1337

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    poor americans. :/
     
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  18. Arseface_TM

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    That could just be mold already in your environment feeding on what it needs, which could be salts or sugars.

    I'm diabetic, so my urine has an above average amount of sugars and some other chemicals. I have to clean my toilets more frequently because of mold growth, and it starts off as black spots. EDIT: This is of course vital information you all needed to know.

    I doubt any tap water is more corrosive than seawater. Seawater is brutal.

    America is a pretty big place, with half the population of Europe spread over a wider area. Standards of living vary wildly.

    Most places are nice. That's why they never get on the news.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    seing that way my old motherboard was waterproof, my dad putted it under a sink, then dried it, the computer worked, however i think it died months later of dysentery corrosion

    want to make your phone waterproof? remove the battery, put it under water, dry it and there ya go, it survived...
     
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  20. Amadren

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    Tried it. I was drinking some tea while working and well you know....
     
  21. bitjacker

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    so i could have diabetes? fml.