Broken 3DS on first day of purchase!

#1 Posted by chrisone (43 posts) -

Hi guys.

I bought my 3DS today on a 130$ sale. The thing is, after charging it for 45 minutes and counting, it still won't turn on.

Am I fucked?

#2 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

$130? 
 
Edit: Yeah, return it.

#3 Posted by chrisone (43 posts) -

yeah, it was a tax free shop with a campaign. It was too good to pass out. Except it obviously wasn't..

#4 Posted by Brendan (7511 posts) -

Send it back. If you only bought it today you shouldn't have any problems. I haven't had your problem so I don't know how to help you on a technical level.

#5 Posted by The_Nubster (1950 posts) -

Take it back to the store. Have them plug it in and if it doesn't work, than demand a refund for a defective product. If you just got it, there should be no hassle.

#6 Posted by chrisone (43 posts) -

Oh I forgot to add, it was in a Tax Free store at an airport in another country :p

So it might be hard to just go back there :/

#7 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@chrisone
If you bought it normally (aka it was sealed) take it back to the shop with the agreement booklet, show them your rights and trade it in for a new one. The same happened with my kinect which broke day one. The store told me to send it to Microsoft myself, that it was my problem now. I taught them some manners by whipping out the user agreement thingy mabob (you know the grey booklet you never look at), walked out with a brand new kinect.
#8 Posted by AlisterCat (5397 posts) -

While you are charging, are there any external lights? Blue, red or green?

#9 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@chrisone said:

Oh I forgot to add, it was in a Tax Free store at an airport in another country :p

So it might be hard to just go back there :/

#10 Edited by Franstone (1056 posts) -
@chrisone said:



                   

Oh I forgot to add, it was in a Tax Free store at an airport in another country :p

So it might be hard to just go back there :/



                   

               

The nice person in me is desperately trying to hold myself back from saying you kinda deserve this... 
; ) 
 
Edit: I'd try to contact Nintendo if you have no hope in getting back to where you made your purchase. 
Unless you bought it from some dude in a trench-coat.
#11 Posted by Thiemen (57 posts) -

Surely there is a way to send it back. 

#12 Posted by chrisone (43 posts) -

@AlisterCat:

The charging light is glowing orange. That's the way it's supposed to be right?

@ Scooper & Franstone

God damn you guys! They're supposed to be legit!

#13 Posted by alternate (2654 posts) -

Nintendo should swap it out.

#14 Edited by Nux (2207 posts) -

Maybe let it charge longer?

#15 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2149 posts) -

@chrisone: Does it turn on while having the charger plug connected onto the 3DS? If not then your boned.

#16 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

Has it got any inards?

#17 Posted by chrisone (43 posts) -

@Oscar__Explosion:

Nope, it doesnt.. I guess i just have to send it to Nintendo and have them fix it. I still have the receipt, so it cant be that hard. I just wanted to play me some mediocre Ghost Recon anyway. (Yeah yeah flame on :P )

#18 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

This is amusing.

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