Question for New 3DS owners.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Xenon Hacks, May 1, 2015.

  1. Xenon Hacks
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    When you opened the box could you immediately turn on the console or did the battery need to be inserted and charged.
     
  2. Doumekxkai

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    I turned on the console inmediatly after taking out the box. The battery was installed.
     
  3. xile6

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    As said ^.
    I think i had a 70% charge on mines. It was about 3 bars.
     
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    Same here, battery was installed. I think I had to charge it, though. But I can't really remember for sure. It might have had some charge in it
     
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    Buying a new 3ds with the correct serial number want to check it while i'm in the store, wish me luck :P
     
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    You will need to go through system setup first to even get to the system settings version. Make sure to system format if you sit through all of that.
     
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    Yeah you're gonna need a few minutes to click through setup. Good luck!
     
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    Good news the first one I bought was a black QW4021 on Version 9.4-U so Immediately returned it while in the store and got a red unit QW1023 on 9.0-U :P
    the setup menu is less than a minute to get past by the way.
     
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    All electronics will be charged to 50%. Don't be fooled even if it says its at 100% let it charge for a maximum of 8 hours. We aren't using nickle in batteries anymore but its still not good for a lithium battery to be pretty much at any other charge than 50% unless you run it down every couple of days.
     
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    Batteries are always charged from the factory, because li-ion/li-poly batteries don't like being completely discharged as it can shorten the battery life.
    Sometimes when batteries sit around for a while without being charged before the device is sold, they can become discharged (potentially hurting the battery life), but they would have to sit around for a long time for that, and the n3DS is still new, so it's safe to say all n3DS batteries will have a decent amount of charge on them out of the box.