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Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT/ADVICE FOR ANYONE WITH A ELECTRONIC WITH LIT-ION BATTERIES

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SO....yeah I'm sure it got folks attentions there.


Anyway. I'm sure everyone here has heard this before but never took it seriously, well, as someone who just dodged a bullet here, do really take it seriously please.

If you have ANY old handhelds that used Lithium ion batteries, check them, and dispose of them if you no longer use them(the battery...unless you just want to get rid of your old handheld.) Or really ANY old electronic.


Today after hearing about the NNID hacks, I decided to check my wii u and see if anything was amiss with my account. But what I discovered was far more terrifying. The battery cover for the wii u was bulging really badly. When i took it off, the battery was very close to exploding. If i had kept charging it it likely could/would have.

I checked all my other DS-3DS line of handhelds, and also an old flip phone I had lying around.

2 of my oldest DS systems had "slightly" bulging batteries, enough for me to decide to dispose of them but not enough to worry as much as the wii u. Everything thing else seemed to be ok. The scary part is where I had all them stored though, I had each of them in a very cluttered place that would have burst in flames quite quickly had the battery caught fire.


I can't dispose of the battery tonight since it is too late, I have to leave it in a plastic bag and inside a metal tin box that i'm also likely gonna keep outside until i go to work tomorrow where I can drop it off safely.



The main reason I bring this up here, is since I'm sure there's still some folks here who started animal crossing on either the DS, or 3DS, and maybe haven't touched those systems since. If you still have those old handhelds, do yourself a major favor and check on them. A lithium ion fire is a dangerous one. It's a chemical fire that doesn't need oxygen to burn, and so just throwing water on it probably won't do much good.
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This is ESPECIALLY true for the GBA SP due to its age.
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The same thing happened to my PSP years ago after I hadn't used it. But dang the WiiU It gets me paranoid about that Gamepad... but I still use my WiiU on and off.
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I might need to check my DS then as it is an OG Bulky one.
Also;
Do you think My "New" 3DS XL would have this problem? I play on it actively and it's not gonna be easy for me to get a replacement battery.

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"Do you think My "New" 3DS XL would have this problem? I play on it actively and it's not gonna be easy for me to get a replacement battery"
I believe the New nintendo 3ds xl uses the same battery as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, so that should be easy to replace. The only way to know if it needs replacing is to open up the back and check that it isnt swollen.
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