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Nintendo’s first major revision of the 3DS released to Japan in October of 2014 and to North America in September of 2015. The 2015 3DS introduces improved 3D capabilities, a C-Stick, and a new set of trigger buttons.

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How to fix power problem?

Hello, this is the first time I've come to this site but I've found it useful already but I still need help.

I've just tried playing my 3ds and it just keep popping and turning back off after a couple seconds. I think I may have jostled something in the hardware but I don't know. I do a lot of traveling and have it on me in my backpack all the time so may be I have shaken something loose.

I would just like to know how to remove the casing and what to check to see if I can repair this problem.

Step by step instructions would be appreciated.


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1. Have you checked the charger? Make sure the contacts on the side that slides into the DS aren't bent or broken. If this is an issue just replace the charger.

2. You may also need to replace the battery if the battery is not holding a charge.

And if those two things do not solve the issue:

3. It's fairly common over a period of time for the charging port inside the DS to become worn out. Get a flashlight and take a look at the charging port to see if anything looks bent or broken. If this is the issue you would need to bring it to one of those cell phone repair shops (I would call beforehand to make sure they work on handheld gaming systems) otherwise you might have to buy all the soldering equipment and parts and do the soldering job yourself.

Good Luck!

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The charge cable is fine. The charge port is fine. As a bit of extra information, it spends a lot of time in my bag and it may get jumbled around a lot.

Could something have come loose from the board?

Also the lower screen is the one that flashes when the system pops and turns back off.


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