Been out of the loop for awhile. Has the 3DS battery drain on DS flashcarts been fixed?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Helios747, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Helios747
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    Hello,

    I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong forum. I didn't know which forum it belonged under, considering the subject.

    So, a long time ago (2ish years?) I bought a Supercard DSTWO to play DS ROMs after lurking these forums and reading countless threads to make sure I was making the right purchase from the right website. Worked great. The only snag was that I couldn't leave the cart in my 3DS XL in sleep mode for extended periods of time because it for some reason drained the battery REALLY quick.

    I haven't really touched my DSTWO much lately beyond keeping it updated to circumvent 3DS firmware updates. Is there a better DS flashcart out there now a days that doesn't have the battery drain problem?
     
  2. apoptygma

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    Any of the R4i stuff won't have that effect because they don't have a separate CPU on the card itself. I don't know that there is a 'fixed' card with a CPU that won't drain battery while in sleep mode.
     
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    That's probably what the + in DSTWO+ is all about - fixes the power drain in sleep mode

    (and yes, almost any new R4i card will do ds roms with no power drain in sleep)
     
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    If it's like the drain which occurs with the Gateway then I wouldn't' think so. Who knows though.

    Doesn't the DSTWO drain DS/DSi battery in sleep too? I don't think this is a 3DS specific problem. I'm not even sure this belongs on the 3DS forum (as opposed to the DS forum)
     
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    I heard it had something to do with the DSTWO's on card CPU. I might look into getting a different card. The metal contacts are getting a bit crappy on my DSTWO and doesn't always read properly.

    The R4i is worth looking into?
     
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    R4i has been cloned to oblivion, so can't be 100% sure, there was a period a while back where a few R4i look-a-likes got locked out by firmware updates, but most retailers will say if they're compatible. Shouldn't need to pay more than $10 for one btw
     
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    Cool! Seems like a pretty cheap fix to rectify that pesky battery drain. I never ended up using a bunch of the DSTWO's features anyways. I believe the only reason I got it was for the automatic AP bypass with untouched pokemon ROMs. Although apparently it's easy to get patched ROMs now? So yeah. I'll probably look into R4i. Thanks!
     
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    Most loaders were made compatible with unpatched B2/W2 a few weeks after they launched. Nowadays I just assume every DS flashcart has 100% compatibility with clean ROMs. Even my ancient AK2i manages this.
     
  9. escherbach

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    A lot of the issues with the later pokemon roms (black/white) could be fixed simply by reformatting your sd card with a proper tool https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

    At least that fixed the issue with the Pokemon White rom for me, and I wasted a lot of time downloading all sorts of patched roms before I discovered the SD Card reformat solution

    (backup everything on the sd card (just copy and paste into a windows folder for example), do the reformat with the formatting tool, and copy everything back)
     
  10. tony_2018

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    I don't think that can ever be fixed, something you'll have to live with.