So I broke in...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by clegion, May 29, 2012.

  1. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I broke in and bought a 3ds(from play asia) and kid icarus
    its wonderful and fine, the build quality is great , although it hurts my eye and hand, then... I tried to charge, I plugged in the charger and connect my 3ds, lo and behold, the battery won't charge, there is no light whatsoever, the battery just stay there , drained. Anyone been getting this?
     
  2. CrimzonEyed

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    Does it work witht the loading station?
     
  3. R2DJ

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    Attention grabbing title much?
     
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  4. PsyBlade

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    You might have the wrong charger for your region (play asia vs. US).
    Check that the plugs actually fit and that the input voltage/frequency matches.
     
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I am in aussie now , using a US 3ds, I am using an adapter , the plug fits perfectly fine, just like every other laptop/DS/PSP./Vita Plug I have been using, the voltage and frequency is well within range too, doesn't work either with the dock

    attention grabbing what?
     
  6. YamiHoshi.nl

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    Voltage in Australia is different, so it won't work.
    My Japanese Charger works fine in Japan and America (= the same thing), but doesn't work in Europe (UK Charger works fine in Europe, although they have a totally different plug).
     
  7. Deltaechoe

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    If you bought a 3ds made for a different country you have to remember that there are two main power standards. You may just need to get an adapter for the house plug
     
  8. YamiHoshi.nl

    YamiHoshi.nl I'm MKGirlism.

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    It still won't work, if the Voltages are wrong.
    I've got an any country to Europe plug at home, my Japanese 3DS Charger doesn't work, but my UK 3DS Charger does work.
    Both are Genuine Nintendo Chargers, both are used on the same 3DS.

    Why? Because the Japanese Charger only supports 110 to 115 Volts, while we have 230 Volts in Europe, so way to little to make it work.
    My Japanese PS Vita Charger, however, works on the same plug.
    Why? Because PS Vita's Charger supports 110 to 240 Volts, which is good for any country you can think of.
     
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    Don't you mean broke down?
    Also if you are trying to use an American charger in another country, you need an adapter to convert the American plug in to that country's plug.
     
  10. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I did buy an adapter
    my adapter says
    Input/output
    100v-250v ~50/60hz

    so in other word I have to buy a local charger? for the 3ds to charge?
     
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    Probably Australia uses between 220 and 240 Volts,
    using a charger that do not support these voltages will damage the chager and in some cases the eletronical equipment of the charger.

    Now you will have to buy a new charger with the correspondent voltage


     
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    Or "Caved In" :P
     
  13. YamiHoshi.nl

    YamiHoshi.nl I'm MKGirlism.

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    Actually, VMM, my unsupported Chargers didn't damage, they just didn't turn on.
    I was disappointed to see me being unable to charge my 3DS, but I've learned about the Voltages quickly.
     
  14. PsyBlade

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    that adapter is probably only mechanical one that does not change voltage/frequency
     
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    The title is misleading as hell.
     
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    Exactly. If you want it to work, you will need the other kind of adapter that changes voltages (so to speak).
     
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    yeah, bought some generic usb charger (you know the one that comes with accesories with multiple heads like ipod, psp, ds etc etc) and wala , it worked
    thanks Gbatemp