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Charging Hi. Our brand new Nintendo is not charging anymore. We got it delivered with an American plug and an American-UK adapter for using it in the UK. It charged fine the first couple of times. Now it won't charge anymore at all. Plugging it in has no effect at all. No light comes on or anything. We tried different plugs and also tried a different adaptor to ensure its not the equipment which is faulty. What could be the problem? thanks so much for your help - our daughter is really missing her nintendo.. ;-)

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Re: charging

If you can't charge it at all, I suggest getting a new battery. It might be faulty. If that doesn't work, complain to Nintendo and get a refund / new console.

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