Had an accident with my O3DS XL and now it cannot charge using the AC adapter

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  1. Knight of Time
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    Hi all,

    Lately I had a nasty accident with my O3DS XL that left it unable to charge up with the AC adapter (the slot I put the AC adapter into unfortunately got some damage I highly doubt I can undo).

    So now, I'm thinking of buying a charging cradle for it as it may be the only way my system can charge up again...but I wish to know, how does a charging cradle charge up a 3DS? I presume it has something to do with the two gold/copper things on either side of where the AC adapter slot is, right?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    You answered your own question :-) so yeah, buy a cradle and be a happy bunny :3
     
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    Ah okay, thanks for telling me. Is Nintendo's online store the only place where I can buy an official cradle for the 3DS XL (not one made by a third party)?
     
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    You would probably be better paying to have the port replaced, a decent third party repair person should only charge a nominal fee for it as it's a simple job and would probably work out about the same cost or cheaper than the cradle
     
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    They only cost about £10 - £15 ($15-20) on Amazon - probably cheaper on ebay (especially if you get a second hand one)... but if you can find some one that can repair it for less, that would be your best option. Afterall, you may find that whatever damage has been done also affects the docked charge points too.
     
  6. Knight of Time
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    Sorry for the late reply guys, anyway I decided to order a 3DS XL charging cradle directly from Nintendo in July, and I'm happy to say it's been working great for me (luckily, the AC adapter I originally got with my 3DS XL works well with the charging cradle).
     
  7. TurdPooCharger

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    Hey, sorry if this is a late bump and you resolved your issue. In case anyone else reads this with a broken 3ds charging port, you can attempt to fix this like how this guy did it with a micro-B USB port. Credit goes to theDotflyer for this wonderful hard mod.

    N3ds xl usb charging mod

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    yuck, bad solder job.