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Health and Safety Information
Health and Safety Information
The AC adapter used with the Nintendo 3DS system should be regularly examined for damage to the cord, plug enclosure and
The Nintendo 3DS system is not intended for children under 3 years old.
The AC adapter is for indoor use only.
Do not repeatedly turn the power on and o
Doing so can lead to malfunction and loss of data on SD Cards and in the System Memory.
First, always turn the power of your Nintendo 3DS system o before loading or removing a Game Card /
SD Card. Insert the Game Card / SD Card completely without forcing either the Game Card / SD Card or the
Nintendo 3DS system
Failure to do so can aect save data and cause damage to the system or accessories.
Only use compatible accessories
The use of the following devices can lead to malfunction or incorrect functionality:
Accessories which are incompatible with the software being used.
Devices and accessories that are not approved for use by Nintendo.
Broken or damaged accessories.
Do not move the Circle Pad violently from side to side
This may damage the controller and could aect game play.
Do not use hard or pointed objects to press buttons
Do not use pens, metal objects, ngernails, styluses or other hard or pointed objects to press
the HOME Button, START or SELECT. Doing so may cause damage.
Do not damage the Touch Screen
Doing so can lead to malfunction.
Use either the included stylus (CTR-004) or the item specied by the software for on-screen commands. Do not use pens, metal
objects or any other instrument (including ngernails) that could leave scratches on the screen.
Do not apply unnecessary pressure to, scrape objects across or stab at the Touch Screen.
Do not use the Touch Screen with sand, lint, crumbs or other abrasive materials on it as these could leave scratches. If the Touch
Screen is dirty, use a soft cloth to wipe it clean.
The upper screen is not touch sensitive. Do not attempt to use the stylus on it.
Do not expose the cameras to direct sunlight for an extended period of time, and do not directly photograph
the Sun or other intense light sources
Doing so could lead to malfunction of the cameras or discolouration of the photographed images.
Images taken by the cameras may be brighter or darker or have slightly dierent colours than the actual objects photographed.
There may also be permanent light or dark spots on the images. Neither of these cases indicates a defective product.
If the lenses get dirty, wipe them gently with a dry, soft cloth or cotton swab to clean them. Be very careful not to press on the
camera lenses when cleaning, as this may cause damage.
Do not place the system directly in front of air-conditioning units or
in areas which experience sudden changes in temperature and / or are
subject to condensation
Condensation in the system can lead to malfunction.
Taking the Nintendo 3DS system from a cold environment to a warm one
To avoid condensation in the system, close the system, place it into a plastic bag and
remove the air from the bag. Leave the system for approximately 60 minutes, until it
warms up to the temperature of its surroundings, before using it.
If condensation has formed on the system
Turn the system o and leave it for approximately 60 minutes in a warm environment,
until all water droplets have dried, before using it again.
Do not blow into the connectors of the system or Game Cards
Doing so can cause vapour to enter, which may damage the Game Card and /or Nintendo 3DS system.
Do not store the system in a bag or other container while it is open
Doing so can lead to damage to the LCD screens and the system.
Do not allow the system to come into contact with paint thinner, alcohol or any other solvent
Doing so can damage the plastic and result in the coating coming o. Be careful not to handle the system after using products like
nail varnish remover. To clean the system, dampen a cloth with mildly soapy water, carefully wring out all excess water and then
wipe the system clean. After cleaning, wipe the system down again with a soft, dry cloth. The Nintendo 3DS should be disconnected
from the AC adapter before cleaning.
When disposing of the battery, follow appropriate local guidelines and regulations
For information on battery disposal, contact your local solid waste authority (page 103).
Use of Information
The facility to record audio and images on your Nintendo 3DS system is intended to be for personal use only and not for use by
third parties. Additionally, there are specically prohibited types of use. Taking unauthorised video or audio recordings of people
and making them public may be an invasion of privacy and should be avoided.
This system should not be used for illegal activity or the perversion of justice. Such activities could result in legal action.
Once any kind of audio or video data has been transmitted from your Nintendo 3DS system, it may be copied and / or modied freely by
third parties. Upon agreeing to transmit your data, you will not be able to limit its use or delete it thereafter.
IMPORTANT: ANY UNAUTHORISED TECHNICAL MODIFICATION OF THE HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE OF YOUR NINTENDO 3DS
SYSTEM, OR USE OF ANY UNAUTHORISED DEVICES WITH YOUR SYSTEM, MAY RENDER YOUR SYSTEM PERMANENTLY UNPLAYABLE
AND RESULT IN REMOVAL OF UNAUTHORISED CONTENT.
Your Nintendo 3DS system and software are not designed for use with any unauthorised device and / or any unauthorised software.
Please note that the Nintendo warranties do not cover any defects to or defects caused by unauthorised devices, software, modications
and / or non-licensed accessories. Furthermore, such use may lead to injury to yourself or others and may cause performance issues
and / or damage to your Nintendo 3DS system and related services. Nintendo (as well as any Nintendo licensees or distributors) is not
responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of such devices, software, modications or non-licensed accessories.
fter the Nintendo 3DS system is updated, any existing or future unauthorised technical modication of the hardware
or software of your Nintendo 3DS system, or use of an unauthorised device in connection with your system, may render the system
permanently unplayable. Content deriving from the unauthorised modication of the hardware or software of your Nintendo 3DS
system may be removed. Failure to accept the update may render games unplayable.