3DS falls asleep when sitting on top of a DS lite!

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  1. MarioFanatic64
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    MarioFanatic64 The guy who does things

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    So last night, I was playing Super Mario 64 DS on my 3DS. I put it down right on top of my DS lite, and then bam! black screen, followed up by Mario's voice "Buh-bye!" I took it off and then "It's-a me! Mario!". The screens lit up again!
    Now first i was thinking that they were wirelessly connecting somehow, and because the DS lite was closed at the time, the 3DS somehow thought it was sleeping too. But now i think my 3DS came across a magnet underneath the DS lite's shell. I read something in the manual that the 3DS falls asleep around magnets.

    Still, funny right?
     
  2. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Funny, yet very old news.
     
  3. iluvfupaburgers

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    yeah, the ds does the same thing around magnets. when i first found out about this, i thought my ds or my flashcart was messed up, then i figured out it was because of magnets around it
     
  4. Ikki

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    I believe it was reported even before launch. Still cool.

    magnets.
     
  5. xile6

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    What they said. Same thing with my mac ibook.
     
  6. Ben_j

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    fucking magnets... how do they work ?
     
  7. ferofax

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    ...it's a magical radiowave-ish electric lullaby for devices.

    but we all know that electronic memory all works on the concept of magnetic charges right? so it's probably a fail-safe mechanism to protect memory around strong magnets.
     
  8. 8BitWalugi

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    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fcking-magne...ow-do-they-work
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    I just had a great idea for a prank. Put a small, but powerful magnet inside a DS game case, then when the victim puts it in, their DS will go into sleep.

    In theory it's fine, depends on what needs to be hit on the DS though. I'm not sure if this could possibly ruin the DS though.
     
  9. omgwtfhax

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    All of the memory involved here is flash memory, which isn't affected by magnetic fields.
    The magnet in the lid of the DS, 3DS, and most modern laptops is there to simply pull a wire in the base of the device. When this wire is pulled up by the magnet, a circuit is formed that tells the device that the lid is closed, so it goes into sleep-mode.
     
  10. spinal_cord

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    What? It's because all of the DS rage use magnets to detect if the lid is closed or open. If you place one DS on to of another, it will detect the magnets from the other device and assume the lid is closed. Nothing magical or 'fail-safe' about it.
     
  11. CannonFoddr

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    Old news - there's plenty of videos on Youtube that shows this with DSlites, so I doubt it's any different with the 3ds

    [youtube]D87Dyt2vCic[/youtube]
     
  12. wiibob

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    Sorry i had to:
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    How do they work?
     
  13. ferofax

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    okay, haha, i didn't quite get that till now. XD

    all that hoolabaloo was because i didn't know the meme, lol.