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Samholy

21. Posted:

just to refresh the topic.

mind that the nyko powerpak really does the job. and with the price drop, it wont be all that bad to get a new 3DS.
that brings me another question. if by pure badluck my 3ds breaks, but data is still inside. you think nintendo can transfer your old data to a new console ?
or maybe there is a way ?

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JustAnotherUser

22. Posted:

They should transfer the data for you.
I don't know if you have to ask specifically though.

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Morphbug

23. Posted:

I have the Niko Powerpack+.

I rather have a better battery than a warranty i'll never use... But it still sucks that it voids the warranty! I mean, it's not like you completely opened the system and played with the cables and stuff, it was only the battery cover!,

also, I love the small bumps on the edges of the powerpack+.

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As someone else said, if you need to return it just put the regular battery back in.

I'd be very surprised if they wrote software to figure out what battery you've used - it's possible, but I think unlikely. Mechanically speaking it's not really any different to having replaced the original battery with another official one.

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Replacing the battery voids our warranty now? Sheesh, I guess I'll never replace my Wii Remote batteries again. :|

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Replacing the battery voids our warranty now? Sheesh, I guess I'll never replace my Wii Remote batteries again. :|

Those batteries aren't a part of the Wii remote. Totally different

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lz20XX wrote:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

Replacing the battery voids our warranty now? Sheesh, I guess I'll never replace my Wii Remote batteries again. :|

Those batteries aren't a part of the Wii remote. Totally different

I know that, but still it's a pointless thing for a company to worry about. It's something you bought, you should be able to replace the battery if you want.

  • Does replacing my cell phone battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my camera battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my laptop battery void the warranty?
    No
    So why is Nintendo making it a big problem?

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apparently because you need to "open" the system to reach the battery.

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apparently because you need to "open" the system to reach the battery.

No, you just remove the battery cover. If Nintendo didn't want us to remove the battery they shouldn't have made it so easy to access. They could have molded the entire system in one chunk of plastic, but instead they put the battery cover in plain sight and say "don't open it".

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30. Posted:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

Replacing the battery voids our warranty now? Sheesh, I guess I'll never replace my Wii Remote batteries again. :|

Those batteries aren't a part of the Wii remote. Totally different

I know that, but still it's a pointless thing for a company to worry about. It's something you bought, you should be able to replace the battery if you want.

  • Does replacing my cell phone battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my camera battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my laptop battery void the warranty?
    No*
    So why is Nintendo making it a big problem?

Actually in some cases yes

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31. Posted:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

abgar wrote:

apparently because you need to "open" the system to reach the battery.

No, you just remove the battery cover. If Nintendo didn't want us to remove the battery they shouldn't have made it so easy to access. They could have molded the entire system in one chunk of plastic, but instead they put the battery cover in plain sight and say "don't open it".

hahaha same effect as the red button Dont push

they could at least have made the battery more accessible so we can replace it without voiding anything.

so by removing a couple of tiny screws and a plastic cover, i voided my warranty. and under that cover, nothing can make you reach the system itself else than the battery. i dont get it.

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32. Posted:

Or you could read the manual that came with the console saying what voids the warranty.

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33. Posted:

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Or you could read the manual that came with the console saying what voids the warranty.

Who cares what the manual says? The whole fact that we aren't allowed to replace the battery ourselves is ridiculous. That would be like a car manufacturer saying we can't fill up our own gas.

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34. Posted:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

Aviator wrote:

Or you could read the manual that came with the console saying what voids the warranty.

Who cares what the manual says? The whole fact that we aren't allowed to replace the battery ourselves is ridiculous. That would be like a car manufacturer saying we can't fill up our own gas.

That's nothing like what is happening here. And I cbf to try and tell you why.

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Who cares what the manual says? The whole fact that we aren't allowed to replace the battery ourselves is ridiculous. That would be like a car manufacturer saying we can't fill up our own gas.

I dislike analogies, especially when the topic at hand can be easily understood. Whether or not you read it, the manual contains the conditions of warranty. You are held to these which is why it is good advice to read it.

As for the specific battery issue, I haven't read the warranty myself but I'd hazard a guess that the Nintendo rep chose bad wording in their reply. I'd imagine the warranty isn't void due to opening the system, but rather because a third-party battery was used. I may be wrong about that though.

Companies do this to cover themselves, otherwise people could slap whatever they wanted into their 3DS and demand a warranty from Nintendo when it doesn't work. If a company releases a battery that has the wrong supply voltage or other deficiencies which then damages a 3DS system it should not be the original manufacturer's obligation to fix that - consequently, warranties generally do not permit the use of third-party accessories.

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But... Nintendo is letting us fill up our car with gas, it just doesn't want us to replace the gas tank... Which would be quite dangerous for a car.

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37. Posted:

Okay, everyone! Stop freaking out about warranties and other stuffs.
Recently I sent my 3DS in for a screen repair. I had the Nyko Power Pak+ installed, but I took it off and put the original battery back in before I sent it in. They never said anything about the warranty, and in 2 weeks I got it back.
-If you have the PowerPak installed and need a repair, just take it off and replace the original battery and battery cover. They have no way to tell if you had the Pak+ installed or not. DO NOT TELL THEM THAT YOU HAD IT INSTALLED. If you do, they will not give you a free repair.
Hey, it worked for me! :D

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38. Posted:

Birdman13 wrote:

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I can't imagine they would know at all if you just put the regular battery back on

They may have a sensor that detects non-Nintendo-brand battery packs in the 3DS, but if they do, 1. I'll be pissed they decided that was more important than launching the eShop, and 2. I think they have (and have had) more important things to worry about than someone violating part of their warranty policy.

There battery is not really made by them and if its pretty much the same, nothing would be noticed.

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39. Posted:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

Aviator wrote:

Or you could read the manual that came with the console saying what voids the warranty.

Who cares what the manual says? The whole fact that we aren't allowed to replace the battery ourselves is ridiculous. That would be like a car manufacturer saying we can't fill up our own gas.

Actually, we can replace the battery ourselves; we just have to use a battery Nintendo sells on their website and not a 3rd-party battery like the PowerPak+. It even says so in this section of the Operation Maunal I posted earlier in the thread:

Birdman13 wrote:

Warranty and Service Information (susbsection Warranty Limitations):

"This warranty (the 12-month Hardware Warranty) shall not not apply if this product: (a) is used with products not sold or licensed by Nintendo (Including, but not limited to, non-licensed game enhancement and copier devices, adapters, and power supplies); ... (c) is modified or tampered with..."

So, from what it says above, there's nothing stopping you from replacing your battery with another official Nintendo 3DS Battery and keeping your warranty. But, if you replace the battery with a non-Nintendo brand battery, it voids your warranty. Simple as that.

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40. Posted:

lz20XX wrote:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

tendoboy1984 wrote:

Replacing the battery voids our warranty now? Sheesh, I guess I'll never replace my Wii Remote batteries again. :|

Those batteries aren't a part of the Wii remote. Totally different

I know that, but still it's a pointless thing for a company to worry about. It's something you bought, you should be able to replace the battery if you want.

  • Does replacing my cell phone battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my camera battery void the warranty?
  • Does replacing my laptop battery void the warranty?
    No*
    So why is Nintendo making it a big problem?

Actually in some cases yes

Not really, if its not an Apple product. If you have a service like U.S. Cellular you can switch out your battery for free.

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