3DS battery Life + Other things (NDS game related)

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  1. sonknuck23
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    Lately, with how much I use my 3DS (not ALL the time, but often enough) It tends to last all day. Today, it died just recently (30 mins. agO). I just recently got a DS Game (pokemon black) and I noticed a few strange things. . .


    1) I played it today, it was charging all night. I played on my way to work, during break, and on the way home, then I showed my friend who came to hang out the 3DS and he played it for a bit. In total, I'd say I played for about. . . 3 hours. Now, the game I played the MOST was Pokemon Black (NDS game.) The thing is, the 3D is automatically de-activated, but I left the switch all the way up, and wireless was on. I noticed that at the mall, my C-gear in Pokemon Black was working and my WiFi had 3 bars, but when I use 3DS mode, I can't seem to connect to the WiFi at the mall I work in. . . I left WiFi on and put it in sleep. Is it possible that the battery was decreasing 'cause while it was in sleep with a DS game with WiFi, it was draining due to the WiFi use? Is that possible?

    2) I noticed that with the Wireless switch, if I turn it off, it goes off. If I turn it back on while in NDS mode, it doesn't go back on. I have to turn the system off and turn it back on. But in 3DS mode, it works perfectly. (on and off, etc.) Is this normal? (if so, then it's fine, I don't care. I just want to make sure that my system is working properly!)

    3) When I went to the home menu, I took Pokemon Black out so my buddy could try Street Fighter IV in 3D. When I popped SF IV in, it didn't detect it. . . I had to turn the system back off and turn it back on again to detect it. Is that normal? I haven't tried it since, so maybe it was a one time thing. (Nothing's perfect, right? haha)

    I just want to know if these things seem strange or if you guys know if these are normal, and etc.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    1) I'm not absolutely positive, but it may just be Pokemon black utilizing the wireless even in sleep mode but I don't normally play it with my wifi on. I carry my 3DS with me at college with the wireless on, but not in a game, and the battery doesn't drain quickly. I have noticed that the C-gear battery meter doesn't accurately show the battery life on the 3DS - it always showed one bar.

    2) It seems that the wireless switch can't be used while running a DS game. Wireless has to be activated before launching the game or deactivated upon closing. The DS didn't have a hardware switch for wireless so we're no better off with DS games, but at least 3DS games work with it.

    3) I've had a number of occasions where the system didn't immediately recognize the cartridge. I found that reinserting or blowing into the slot (remember those days?) it would work fine. I haven't noticed games not being detected in the past few days though.
     
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    For #1, the battery does decrease when using the C-Gear or playing online.
     
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    It must be the C-Gear. Awesome, thanks a lot guys. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha, "RTFM" as they say. Probably should of done that. Thanks, this clears up a lot of questions I had. [​IMG]
     

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