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Charge Nintendo DS with USB Type B cable

Posted 11-18-2013 at 03:20 AM by mariose
Updated 11-18-2013 at 02:36 PM by mariose (Test)

BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE DO AT YOUR OWN RISK

I highly recommend that you purchase a proprietary cable from Ebay or similar: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/nintendo-3ds-usb-charger. Unfortunately where we live things are not accessible as easily and quickly. I decided to post this after running some research a couple of years back because I was unable to find anything consistent. It was stated that you could charge your Nintendo DS Lite using a USB Type B cable for PC (IE: External HDD cable). After attempting it was obvious the Type B connector was NOT going to fit so I decided to write this post as transparent as possible. This will probably apply for all versions of the console.

Cut a long story short, my charger had packed up on my Nintendo DS Lite and of course I could not wait a few days to order a new charger. Luckily there is a GENERIC alternative. Luckily I had one lying around.

Standard Nintendo DS Connector - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxx...it?usp=sharing


1) Get yourself a USB Type B cable

Standard USB Type B connector - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxx...it?usp=sharing

I have also circled in RED the crevice which is where you are pressing your screwdriver against. You need that gap to be wider.

2) Use a a screwdriver to slightly open the connector from the inside by pushing away from the contacts. You don't want to damage the contacts in any way. Basically all we are trying to do is to make it sightly broader/wider.

3) Insert modified USB type B into Nintendo and charge from PC/Laptop with generic Type A USB connector.

Nintendo DS on charge from Laptop - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxx...it?usp=sharing

Hope this helps as much at it helped me. I didn't even have to pay a cent out of my pocket. Please feel free to let me know if your feedback.

Thanks!
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