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Unable to Charge Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

The information in this article can help you when the internal battery for Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. does not seem to take a charge.

Important

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. can be charged with the following method:

  • If you would like to use the included USB charging cable (model No. HAC-010) with a standard household charging block, please use a USB-compatible AC adapter.

    • Note: While some USB-compatible devices may be able to supply power to Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., Nintendo cannot recommend any particular device. Please make sure to follow the instructions of any third-party device. 

Note

  • When fully charged, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. can provide approximately 8 hours of play time. However, this may vary depending on play style, brightness, and volume levels. 

What to do

  1. Connect the included USB charging cable to the USB-C connector on the right side of the device, then to then to a USB-compatible AC adapter (sold separately).
  2. Connect the USB-compatible AC adapter to a wall outlet.

  • When you first connect the device to charge, the battery level and charging icon will be momentarily displayed on the top right corner of the screen.
  • You can also view the battery level and charging icon by pressing the PAUSE/SET Button while in game or clock mode. 

Is the charging icon displayed when the device is first connected, or when the PAUSE/SET Button is pressed?

Yes

Allow the device to charge.

No

Test the charging cable and USB AC adapter with a compatible device, such as a Pro Controller or other accessory.

Situation not resolved

If another device is able to charge correctly, but not Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., then the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will need to be repaired. Please contact us for support.

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