- My sons 3DS XL (Original) charge port became worn out over time and no longer charged the DS. A repair was quite expensive and would be a t least a week or perhaps more, plus the risk of loss in post or other nightmare :(
I bought this hoping it would use the two gold pads to charge rather than the now broken port.
For anybody concerned that this may not charge a 3DS XL (Original) with a broken charge port, in the manner I described, I can confirm it will.
When the DS is installed in the cradle a button in the base of the cradle (visible in photo) pushes out 2 contacts (hidden until DS installed) that touch the two gold pads, one either side of the charge port. Thus charging the DS.
This cradle solves the problem of having to have the DS repaired or attempting to repair it yourself.
Published on: 12 February 2019