Battery calibration problem (doesn't charge over xx%)

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  1. judebox
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    Hi,

    I've always charged my Switch with the dock or with the official power adapter in nomade mode.
    The first times, I had no problems and the battery charged until 100%.

    Few days ago, my Switch was shutted off in nomade mode (not stand-by) and plugged to the power cable.
    Next morning, when powering on my Switch, the battery percentage was 99%, not 100%.

    I thank the Switch drained power when off but the same problem appeared again with percentage like 89% and now 68% !!! It seems now that I can be higher than 68% !

    Some people here have the same problem ? Do you think it is a calibration problem ? An OS problem wich can be solved with an update ?
    It seems that other people have the same problem on other forums...

    Thx !
     
  2. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Most likely something wrong with the battery, bring it back to the store that you got it and exchange it for a new one.
     
  3. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    I have read reports that Nintendo will tell you to let the batter drain until it shuts down and then do a full charge to calibrate it. Try that first and see if it fixes the issue. If not return it to store or call Nintendo.
     
  4. judebox
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    judebox Member

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    Lot of people seems to have the problem.
    Maybe 2 possibilities :
    - a software bug with percentage when charging the switch when off (not stand by)
    - joy cons that sometimes drain the switch power and sometimes charge the switch when switch is off (have you seen on the net that a switch is drain by a macbook pro when connected to it ?)