AKAIO killing my battery?

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  1. Gary kiila
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    I've never noticed any battery problems before I got my Acekard 2i ( i also haven't played it for like 2 years before I got my Acekard). Now i've notice that my batteries die less than an hour. I turned it back on after it died a little while ago and it was green( and is still on right now). Could this be AKAIO or just my battery? It's a DS Phat BTW. Im thinking of getting a new one from dealextreme for $3.
     
  2. Hakoda

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    Batteries die over time, it not necessarily AKAIO. If you don't wait until the battery is completely dead before charging, its life can be cut down significantly with frequent charges.
     
  3. The_JetSetBeat

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    That's not true. In fact, for the type of battery in the DS (Lithium Ion), it's suggested to charge BEFORE it's completely dead. The type of batteries you're thinking of are NiCad or NiMH batteries, which have issues with "memory" (if you charge the battery when it's half full, it may set that as the new "zero" point). With Lithium Ion batteries, you can charge whenever you want and it won't adversely affect the battery.

    It sounds to me, TC, that you just need to buy a new battery. Especially if you have an older, fat DS as you stated. Flash cards generally drain the battery quicker than catridges, so you're probably just now taking notice of your shorter battery life as a result.
     
  4. YayMii

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    Any DS phat nowadays has crappy battery life. It's just the way it is.
     
  5. Hakoda

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    Wow. That's interesting, thanks for the tip and sorry for the false info.
     
  6. GreatCrippler

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    Not uncommon to be misinformed about it. Older batteries had a nasty habit of gaining a memory if you didn't drain them completely before recharging... It's not really an issue any more.
     
  7. Porygon-X

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    I didn't know that! Great info.

    That reminds me, I have to charge my DS. I couldn't play at school today because I forgot to charge it before ...
     
  8. nasune

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    Not necessarily, my DS still has some 15 hours of playing time using an Acekard, so I wouldn't say it has a crappy battery life [​IMG] (my wiimote accu's on the other hand, well they suck [​IMG] ).
     
  9. anaxs

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    i have a ds phat and it works just fine, i think The_JetSetBeat is right and what hes saying is true.
    the thing that annoys me is that they mosty use NiCad or NiMH batteries in some phones. im not sure what they use in the ds phat but its probably one of these
     
  10. spark1223

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    Batteries generally degrade over time flash carts do drain battery more but only an hour more than the least time estimated by nintendo, so its not that bad.
     
  11. The_JetSetBeat

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    All DS units (and PSP's, for that matter) use Lithium Ion batteries. Charge away! [​IMG]
     
  12. Another World

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    if you are using the default install your backlight will be set to 4, which will reduce battery life. have you adjusted the back light setting to a lower level? i use mine on 2 and have never had more than 5-6 hours of gaming with my acekards, 3 if using constant wifi like clirc.

    -another world
     
  13. twiztidsinz

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    Can anyone suggest a good place to get a replacement battery for the DS Phat?

    Mine lasts about 2hrs per charge now... same with my friends.
    (Though I think I have a spare battery from my first DS hanging around somewhere).
     
  14. spark1223

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    He's using a DS Phat theres only off and on for the backlight.
     
  15. exangel

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    I thought the backlight button in AKAIO had 3 settings, so that feature only works on DSLite? (I know the backlight button does nothing in DSi)
     
  16. penthaler

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    When you use AKAIO on DS PHAT, you cannot switch off the backlight!
    In DSL you have 4 levels of backlight.
     
  17. Porobu

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    No some new DS phat with Nintendo firmware 5 can change backlight (I ha one of them [​IMG] )
     
  18. Tac 21

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    get a new DS and try long play time on that one
     
  19. The_JetSetBeat

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    I would just order it from Nintendo. Nice and easy. [​IMG]