My 3DS is dead

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  1. colt05
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    Hello!
    I was playing with my 3DS when the red light started blinking (the battery was almost dead). So I plugged it in and tried to turn it on. The red light came on for a second and then turned off. I tried this a few times and waited a bit. The light is now blue (2 or more bars of battery life) and this still is happening.
    Is my 3ds dead completely or should I wait for it to fully charge? I also tried turning it on when it was not plugged in.
    Thanks.
     


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    Charge it for a few minutes then try again.
     
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    Ok will do, is there a way for me to know when the 3DS is fully charged?
     
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    orange light shows up when its charging.if theres no orange light whilde charging.it's done
     
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    The orange led will be off.

    That takes about 2 hours, if I was looking at it correctly, lol.
     
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    Ok thanks all. Just wondering, has this happened to anyone else or is it some sort of brick?
     
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    it can't be a brick.it happens to me too
     
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    Have you tried taking the battery out, waiting a minute, then putting it back, and turning on the console while being plugged?
     
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    Ok I will try that soon, thanks! I will probably try turning it on after it is done charging first though.
     
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    I had this happen to me once and it was because of poor contact between the battery and the system.
    So I put some tape on the battery to make sure the contact pins pressed together better and the issue was fixed.

    I think what happened to you though is you turned the system on too soon after it was charging.
     
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    Yeah that is probably what happened, as I turned it on when after I started charging it.
     
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    It still happens, I am starting to think it is a software problem (I am still convinced it's bricked) because the light does not just turn off, it dims, which means the 3DS is doing it.
     
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    Welp I tried doing that and it didn't work. I had dropped it before twice (once on very hard concrete, the other time on the floor), could that be why? Could I open up the 3DS (I have the screwdriver thing) and fix it?

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    I dropped the 3DS before but it was still working until the red blinking light came on and I turned it off. Could this be the problem? I tried taking out the battery...
     
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    Yes. Like Zoogie said above, contacts may be worn off. My dsi has the exact same issue since I dropped it on the floor.
     
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    How could I tell if this is happening? The 3DS does not turn on if it is plugged in and the battery is out, and the LED turns on and off when it is plugged in and the battery is in. Is this still possible when the contacts are worn off? How could I tell if they are worn off?
     
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    Should I send a picture of the contacts in the 3DS?
     
  17. ADS3500

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    The battery might be dead, so if none of the other methods work, get a new battery and see if that works.
     
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    It could still be dead even if the LED turns on for a second? Could the battery die if I drop the 3DS?
     
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    When a battery dies, it can sometimes only turn on for a second. Dropping it can damage the system and the battery, but if you dropped it, the battery probably isn't being held in place properly. I'd suggest trying a few of the other methods that people have suggested before buying a new battery.
     
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    I have tried putting in the battery multiple times, how could I check if the system or battery is damaged?