Charger cord "protection" while flashing

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Falkentyne, Aug 11, 2006.

Aug 11, 2006
  1. Falkentyne
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    Member Falkentyne GBAtemp Regular

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    Just to let you know,
    Keeping the charger plugged in while flashing (or just using) a DS lite does not give any extra protection (besides stopping the battery from draining). I removed my battery while my DS was running for a test, and it shut off immediately. The charger is **not** an AC Adapter, so the guides should definitely be updated.

    The ONLY way to make sure a DSL doesn't shut off is 1) don't short the hidden exposed metal around the side gaps of the plastic around the slot going to SL1, 2) hold the battery in with your fingers.

    The charger will not help you.

    (who knows if a regular DS is different or not...)
     
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    i tryed on a regular ds
    you have to turn it on with a battery
    but if you take it out when its already turned on it will keep working from the charger
     
  3. Falkentyne
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    I wish I had a regular DS to test that on, but I don't doubt it works.
    Isn't the Lite charger completely different from the DS charger, though?
    I remember reading that you could even use a GBA SP charger on the old DS....

    My Lite turned off when I removed the battery, though, with the charger attached -.-
    And then it was nice enough to delete all my settings (oddly enough, my alarm clock and my GBA screen settings were still there but I had to enter my name, BD, etc all over again....)
     
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    i used a regular ds charger not a lite charger
     
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    Well, when i flashed mine i used tape, along with my fingers, to keep the battery in, but that's beside the point.
     
  6. Falkentyne
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    What I meant above is that "i don't doubt that the regular DS+DS charger keeps the power on" (in other words it's an AC adapter), but I can't make that work with my lite [​IMG] I just tried it again, and the lite stayed on for about 8 seconds, then it suddenly shut off -.-

    It would be nice if there were a true AC option for the Lite, so you can save raping the battery like that when you're home....

    *edit* funny that the manual *says* that the charger is an AC Adapter....but true AC adapters SHOULD function without a battery connected, am I right?


    How long did your old DS function with the battery removed?
     

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