I am hoping someone could shed some light on why I can't carry my 3DS (without ever using it) without turning it on to find a red flashing light. I leave it charged until 10am and then head out for the day and rarely get a chance to play it let alone even open it. The main reason I am doing this is for the pedometer to get those stupid play coins and even more importantly because i *should* be able to. I have read reports that vary from 1-3 days with the wireless switch on. I am getting 7 hours from 100% to completely dead in sleep mode. I'm not sure if leaving the wireless switch on matters. I have tried both but usually it's on because I forget to turn it off. (side question: do street pass or spotpass (forgot the difference) work with wireless off? Other things to note: I keep a supercard dstwo in the game slot at all times but I don't usually leave a game in sleep mode while in ds mode. This is happening while I am on the main 3rd menu with no programs open. I am at a place that does not have a wifi connection that my 3DS would be trying to connect to. Even if I were it still shouldn't be trying to connect to wifi anyway unless something is specifically trying to use it. I am also not passing anyone else that has a 3DS - I am sure of that. So why can't I go half a day leaving my 3DS in sleep mode when this mode is supposed to barely drain any power? The actually play time is horrible enough, but dealing with this problem is equally frustrating. And please don't recommend that I just turn the power off all day. I could do that but I'm trying to use it as advertised. Thanks for any comments!