Charging problem.

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ACWWFAN, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. ACWWFAN
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    ACWWFAN HERP DERP

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    Ok, this is pretty weird. I normally go to bed around 12 or so and plug my 3DS in then. Then I wake up at 9 normally, sometimes earlier like today. Anyhow, up until like 2 days ago, it would finish charging no problem. Now the orange charging light never goes out. It seems fully charged but the damn light never turns as long as its in the cradle plugged in. I have tried the cradle and just plugging it in with two different cords and two different outlets. What do?
     
  2. leeday100196

    leeday100196 GBAtemp's Official Infernapeā„¢

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    Actually I've been having the same problem. Did you update to latest firmware for the eShop? Because that seems to be the case with me... Weird.
     
  3. hakujintanuki

    hakujintanuki GBAtemp Regular

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    Same thing has been happening to me, but I only sleep between 5 and 6 hours.

    My original suspicion is that it started happening after the system update. Does that seem to fit with your timeline?

    I turn the system power off while I charge, but that may or may not make a difference.
     
  4. ACWWFAN
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    ACWWFAN HERP DERP

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    Well I'm glad I'm not alone. Yeah it started after the update for me too. Guess we'll have to wait for it to be fixed.
     
  5. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Same here. I just turn it on without removing it and it turns off.
     
  6. koji2009

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    I have 2 3ds' (mine and my wife's) and I have seen this with one of them... but it's not consistent. Sometimes the light will stay on after a full night's worth of charging, other times it will turn off normally. I don't see it having a bad effect for me, so I'm really not worried about it myself.
     
  7. DeMoN

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    Same problem here, only happened after the update.
     
  8. carlitos92jose

    carlitos92jose Advanced Member

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    I have the same problem, after the latest update the orange light never go out unless I turn the 3ds on. Is very weird [​IMG]
     
  9. syfyTy

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    I'm no expert and don't claim to be the most reliable source but I DO read many forums on many sites and have heard this problem before a few times.

    The observation of those it has happened to said that they wrote Nintendo or that it was listed in the trouble shooting on Big N site... that it is an anomolie with the 3ds being turned on while charging in the cradle.. supossedly, the unit forgets where it left off and does not always reset itself. Unfortuneately i didn't pay that much attention to what they did to resolve it. You might want to check Nintendos TroubleShooting thingy on thier site support etc...

    Hope this helps somewhat...

    Later
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  10. DeMoN

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    I never turn on or leave on the 3DS while charging, but I still have this problem. I'm 100% sure it's caused by the latest update, but I don't know whether this is a big enough problem such that Nintendo has to fix it.
     
  11. Toader

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    I have this problem too and it was caused by the update because before it my 3DS would charge normally. This better be fixed in the mid June update! [​IMG]
     
  12. ferret7463

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    DITO for me here as well. I started noticing after i read this forum.
     
  13. Walrus-Chan

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    The problem stopped for me after I removed the battery, waited a little (like 10 seconds or so), put it back in and hooked it up to charge again.
     
  14. dsfanatic5

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    Now you might have another problem. Before the update, it was confirmed that removing the battery, or allowing your 3DS to completely die, will result in a streetpass problem. You will no longer be able to streetpass anyone that you've previously met, as your systems simply won't communicate. I found this out when my co-worker installed a Nyko battery, and after recieving streetpass hits every day up to that point, we no longer recieved them. It took us a while to find answers online as to why this was happening. He ended up formatting his system, and losing all his data, just so we could continue to streetpass each other.

    Since you've updated, perhaps you can test this out if you know someone else that you streetpassed before the update, and before you removed your battery. I'm curious if the recent update fixed this problem.

    (Oh, and I also have the problem where the orange light never goes out. I noticed it the morning after the update, and it happens every time now. Never happended before the update)
     
  15. Walrus-Chan

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    Yeah I heard about the problem but I decided to remove the battery anyway since I never actually streetpassed anyone with my 3DS yet XD
     
  16. gautam

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    Apparently it is because of the update. As long as the bottom of the 3DS isn't warm after fully charged then that means its not over charging. I don't know if Nintendo will fix it with the next update however. They have not really said anything about the subject.
     
  17. ferret7463

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    Hey that actually worked!!! thank you for the advice [​IMG]
     
  18. dangerboy

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    i would not advise anyone to remove the battery unless its to replace it for a new one. those screws can be stripped easily and should not be removed unless you have new ones to put back in.