3DS wireless turning itself on/off, switch does nothing

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by TheHomesk1llet, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. TheHomesk1llet
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    TheHomesk1llet Also known as "Kupo"

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    I have a bit of a problem, people of GBAtemp. I was visiting some family members in...a faraway place, and I traveled there by plane. I'm not sure if that part's important, but whatever. Know how you're made to shut off all devices in case they interfere with the aircraft, which never actually happens and never will? Well, I had done so with my 3DS XL shortly after taking off. When the announcer said it was alright to turn devices back on when we were in the air, I did so, and switched my wireless off per requiem.

    All went well, kept playing Animal Crossing, and after a few hours, the announcer told us to once again turn the devices off. Once again, I did so. After landing and safely coming to a complete stop, I grabbed my 3DS from my pocket and turned it on, and flicked the power switch to maybe get some streetpass tags. The 3DS turned on, and nothing happened. The light stayed off. I tried again, and still nothing happened. I decided it might have been a little bug, and I reset the device. The same problem occurred.

    I decided to give up and just go to my relative's house. A little while after, I was playing more Animal Crossing (one does not simply get enough Animal Crossing) when I noticed the wireless light go on. I didn't touch it, it turned on by itself, and connected to the internet. I then proceeded to play online with a few of my friends, and after being in game for a while, the wireless suddenly turned itself off again.

    So I'm really not sure what's going on. I haven't dropped the device, it's suffered no damage, except for minor cosmetic wear from normal use, and I haven't tried modding it.
     
  2. McHaggis

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    Are you sure the LED was off? It goes very dim when the screen is closed―very difficult to see in daylight―and usually brightens up when you open the unit.
     
  3. TheHomesk1llet
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    TheHomesk1llet Also known as "Kupo"

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    I'm fairly certain...I had it open the whole time, and I also looked at the home menu which said that wireless was "disabled". And then it enabled itself again.
     
  4. TheRedfox

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    Nope
    Send it to nintendo.
     
  5. TheHomesk1llet
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    TheHomesk1llet Also known as "Kupo"

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    The problem is fixed, though I did nothing. For anyone else experiencing this problem (and I doubt there will be anyone) it's a good idea to send it to Nintendo. As long as your device is under warranty and you have not physically damaged the device otherwise, they will fix it for free.