3DS XL not charging, fuses are okay, what to check ?

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  1. layyen
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    layyen Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to ask for help, I have 3DS XL from ebay, if I connect original nintendo charger which is working fine with another 3DS, charge light orange or red(depends on battery state) start to light, but battery is not charging, even after a lot of hours on charger. I have checked fuses F1 and F2, both are okay, is there abything what to check ? another battery is the same, no battery problem ..
    running from charger is ok, running from cradle is the same, only not charging,

    thanks :)
     
  2. Ozito

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    So

    • Connecting charger -> Charge led lights up
    • Despite charging led, battery doesn't charge
    • Tried with another battery, same outcome.
    • Fuses ok
    • Powers on ok with charger
    Correct?

    Shouldn't be relevant, but does the battery in the broken 3ds charge inside a working one?

    -EDIT-
    Do you have a multimeter?
    Test the pins on the main board where the battery connects to see if there's any voltage when charger is connected.
     
  3. Crisp Cookie

    Crisp Cookie GBAtemp Regular

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    Maybe you can try charge him with the cradle.
     
  4. Ozito

    Ozito Not a new member anymore

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    The cradle is just a simple extension to the charger, it won't do any difference.


    Besides he already tried that
     
  5. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    The cradle uses different contact points than directly connecting the charger, so while it doesn't make a difference here, there are potentially situations where it could if the main charging port was physically busted.
     
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  6. layyen
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    - I have tried craddle - its the same
    - I am successfuly charging XL battery in my not XL 3DS - I have modded a bit the plastic part on XL battery ( remove approx 1-2mm plastic on the corner ) and battery is okay, charged in some hours, and I can play from this battery for about 6-8 hours. If I put normal battery to XL with some papers to make it contact, |I can play from it too but still no charge
    - There is no voltage comming to battettery from charger , only to 3DS

    -I have ordere universal liion charger from ebay, its no best solution but its okay, lookslike any charging IO or another electronic part is broken.
    -Its not so easy to get 4.5 XL in our country, I have decided to take this one, even its not charging normally with charger.
     
  7. Pong20302000

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    if its always been like that you may have purchased a Kiosk 3DS XL Console (normally stolen from a Kiosk)

    They only get power when plugged in
     
  8. layyen
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    never hear about kiosk version, but maybe, its that,
    on another devices I never seen this type of modification for kiosks. With ext charger its okay, i would like to play some 3DS games with gateway, its enought for this purpose..
     
  9. Ozito

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    What Pong20302000 said seems to be correct.

    Found this in another forum.
    And this thread here at gbatemp

    Does it boot up normally to the menu when you power it on?
     
  10. layyen
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    on charger it works fine, with externaly charged battery works fine too, only not charging - no voltage to the battery, but now i am modding it a bit, i dont want to take battery everytime out and again after charge in

    but this looks like as i couldnt have demo ..

    That sounds quite plausible. I doubt they can update the firmware, though – the demo units I've seen are locked to a single game and you cannot access the settings or the main menu (unless there's some kind of trick to it). Even then, It's likely a firmware update would refuse to download to a demo machine.

    EDIT: Its ready :) I have soldered directly wires from power connector to +/- on battery, and universal liion charger which I soldered to 3DS usb charger, and its working fine.
     
  11. Pong20302000

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    Kiosk Units work exactly the same as a Retail Unit except they dont work unless plugged into mains
    Demo Carts do all the locking out and stuff but they normally dont come cheap on ebay
     
  12. corim123

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    Excellent work. Out of curiosity, would you mind posting some photos? Always love hacks like this.
     
  13. layyen
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    thanks, oky, I ll made some photos and up them here :)
     
  14. mental

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    Hi. Sorry to revive an old thread, but I am having a similar problem.
    My 3ds XL is not a kiosk version though. It works fine if I charge the battery in a different system and then put the charged battery in the system.
    It simply does not charge the battery when plugged in
     
  15. LegendaryOutcast

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    I purchased my 3ds xl from best buy almost 2 years ago, yesterday I didn't got this issue. Led comes on but does not charge the battery
     
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    bumpty bump
     
  17. LegendaryOutcast

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    Could you upload the photos? I just got this issue suddenly yesterday