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[Unanswered] Burning smell after Charging
Old 09-30-2013, 04:50 PM
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Hey guys, so tomorrow I chraged my 3ds for a while. After I removed it I noticed that a slight burning smell came from inside the 3ds. I powered it up and it worked fine. I haven't experienced any problems yet but that smell never ever came before, so why now? Any help?
Old 09-30-2013, 04:56 PM
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Are you sure it wasn't the charger and not the 3DS? If you let any charger in a socket for a long while it usually starts to smell because of the heat on the plastic casing. It's not an issue at all.
Old 09-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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Its not the charger man. The charger smells fine. Im talking about the 3ds.
Old 09-30-2013, 07:51 PM
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Maybe it's because of overcharging. The battery probably heated up. I can't tell for sure, I'm no technician. If it's working fine though there's no cause for concern.
Old 09-30-2013, 11:19 PM
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I wouldn't say that there isn't cause for concern. If there is a smell coming from the inside it sounds like something is overheating, most likely the battery. Even if it doesn't have any physical issues doesn't mean it won't eventually burn the battery up. I haven't heard of this happening, but I would certainly take it to the merchant or send it off to the manufacturer to at the very least be looked at.
Old 09-30-2013, 11:44 PM
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While your 3DS is working now, there might still be something that will cause problems later.
You should look at the battery at least.
Old 10-01-2013, 12:32 AM
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My phone's battery did this. It eventually expanded too much and couldn't hold a charge anymore. But this was after... a year or two. If you're still under warranty I'd at least call club nintendo and ask what they recommend.
Old 10-01-2013, 09:58 AM
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So what do I do? Open up the cover and check the battery? And my 3ds warranty has ended... Please any help? What could be overheating?
Old 10-01-2013, 04:57 PM
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You probably wouldn't notice anything weird with the battery unless the damage is serious enough to not work. Unless you have an extra to compare to.



Honestly not sure what to tell you. You could always replace the battery and see if it stops. I've heard of people charging their overheating stuff in the fridge but... Yeah. Best to be safe.
Old 10-01-2013, 07:50 PM
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The battery is probably the problem

I'd go ahead and replace it.

You can buy one from Nintendo here: Nintendo: Online Store - Product Detail
Old 10-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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Hey, if it's hot enough, you can use your 3ds as a grill to cook meat on!

But yeah, I would do what Kin said.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:27 PM
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You guys sure? Or should I first contact nintendo?
Old 10-02-2013, 12:35 PM
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You guys sure? Or should I first contact nintendo?
It's a good idea to contact Nintendo but they'll probably tell you the same thing that we did.

A burning smell is definitely not normal either way and the battery is the most likely culprit.
Old 10-02-2013, 12:39 PM
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Ok so how do I know that its the battery or if its any other part?
Please help!
Old 10-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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Ok so how do I know that its the battery or if its any other part?
Please help!
I'm saying it's probably the battery since that's the only part in the 3DS that can make the burning smell but I'm not an expert.

Call Nintendo just to double check.
Old 10-02-2013, 04:35 PM
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Well ok...

Added after 3 Hours 47 minutes:

Hey a new clue! I opened up the back panel and pulled out the battery. The battery was completely fine (no smell). But the 3 pins which attaches with the battery smelled burned. So I guess it was the battery right?

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