Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld Game System User Manual

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Replacing the Battery Pack
Replacing the Battery Pack
Battery packs become worn with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the amount of time they can be used when fully charged
will decrease gradually over time. If you feel the usage time has dropped o noticeably replace the battery pack.
• Do not use any battery other than the Nintendo 3DS XL rechargeable battery pack, Model No. SPR-003. A replace-
ment battery may be ordered through Nintendo’s website at (USA/Canada only) or by calling
Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
• A parent or guardian should replace the battery pack if a child is using the system.
• Turn the power o and make sure the AC adapter is unplugged from the Nintendo 3DS XL system.
Loosen the two Phillips-head (+) screws on the battery cover
with a screwdriver.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the screw or threads,
use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw (#00).
Gently pry on the small slots on each side near the L and R Buttons. Once the cover begins to separate from the system,
continue prying the cover open, moving towards the front of the system.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to your system, do not use excessive force when opening the cover.
Remove the battery cover and old battery pack as shown below.
Wait at least 10 seconds after removing the old battery pack
before inserting the new battery pack to make sure the Power
LED resets correctly.
Check to make sure it is oriented correctly, as shown in the
Replace the battery cover, starting with the front edge, and tighten the two screws being careful not to overtighten.
IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screws before resuming use.
NOTE: After replacing the battery, make sure to go to System Settings and reset the time and date.
When disposing of a rechargeable battery, take care to follow
appropriate local guidelines and regulations.
• Do not disassemble, attempt to repair, or deform the
battery pack.
• Do not dispose of rechargeable batteries in a re.
To nd a collection site near you, contact your local solid waste
authority or, in the United States, visit:
For more information or for assistance from Nintendo,
Replacing the Battery Pack
Place tape over the battery contacts
before recycling.