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The Nintendo 3DS XL 2015, marketed as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, was released October 11, 2014 in Japan and February 13, 2015 in North America.

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Wont turn on, and doesnt show that it is charging eithier


I was playing smash 4 and i dropped it, immediately it shut down. It wont boot up or even show a sign of life, not even a signal that it is charging when i plug it in. I have no clue what happened, not sure what to do on it. Please help me with this, i would really appreciate it. This is about a new 3ds xl.



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Tested the fuses, they are OK!

Tested battery with multimter, it shows voltage...

Checked screen cracks, they not seem to be there...

what else could causing this problem ?

Should i replace the powerboard ?



I have the same problem. Charge light doesn't come on during charging ( voltmeter testing shows battery is being charged). Battery replaced, no change. Power adapter replaced, no change. Power plugin on motherboard resoldered, no change. Both microfuses, ok.


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Hey Jeremy B,

I think you should replace the battery. That should help!

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if it was the battery, it would have shown that it was charging at least for a second when i plugged it in, am i right? But, it doesnt even show that.




Probably not, the battery is cheap. Try the battery first before taking too big steps.


ok, i will try that and see what happends, thanks.


Thanks for trying to help, but, it didn't work. Going to send into Nintendo for them to fix.


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the battery is probably loose you can test it just by trying to power the system on with out the battery and if you get the same results try to hold the battery in manually and try to power it on if you still get the same results then i guess you should get an new motherboard and try it like that when it still fails i think your whole 3ds is broken

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