Do you turn off your 3DS? Or put it in sleep mode?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by phazonknight, Nov 28, 2014.

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Sleep mode? or turn off?

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  1. phazonknight
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    As the title suggests. I find i put it in sleep mode rather then turn it off. I wonder if there are any negative consequences to such.
     


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    I put it in sleep mode, because the system was designed to stay always on and I typically put it on the charging dock.
     
  3. Ace Overclocked

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    Shut down, why would i let it constantly on? the ram will eventually bleed dry and it would waste so much goddamn electricity, it's irresponsible
     
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    Are people that lazy to never turn off their 3DS?
     
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    cant speak for people but i am at least. Just because i like to open it up and just load a game rather then go through gateway (and sometimes get a black screen and have to redo the process again)
     
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    I turn it off. Honestly, it may be annoying to constantly go through gateway, but I just feel like something is bound to happen by leaving it in sleep mode all the time. The longest I would probably leave the handheld in sleep mode is for an hour or two.
     
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    Depends on my level of laziness. Most of the time, I just leave it on sleep mode.
     
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    Also a question to the people that shut it off. How do you keep your home screen icons in the same place after loading gateway? If i need to shut off the system and i go back into emunand my icons are all over the place and not where i left them
     
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    Also a question to the people that shut it off. How do you keep your home screen icons in the same place after loading gateway? If i need to shut off the system and i go back into emunand my icons are all over the place and not where i left them
     
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    some electronic components have a small window of life compared to other parts in the device, electrolytic caps for instance.. better switching things off if ya aint using them. Saves electricity too :)
     
  11. phazonknight
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    also to the people that turn off the system. how do you keep the home screen icons in the same place when you load up gateway? when i turn it off and then reload the emunand the icons are all over the place and not where i left them

    EDIT : not sure why my posts are being duplicated, not trying to be a dick, sorry people
     
  12. Nathan Drake

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    I rarely fully turn any of my electronics off. The 3DS is a little more active than some things, but otherwise my Vita has stayed in sleep mode for months at a time. My phone has been completely off maybe three times since I got it in July. My laptop has only been off long enough to turn immediately back on and begin updating. I don't see why I would give my 2DS special treatment.

    Sleep mode for everything forever.
     
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    I only leave it in Sleep Mode when I play Bravely Default.
    Otherwise, I always turn it off.
     
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    Well, the battery and electricity are rather negligible, the battery itself is cheap and easy to replace. I do have a concern for any wear the system might experience, and I do turn it off depending on how much I'm playing 3DS at the time. I don't want to harm my precious 4.5 because I watched a take-apart video and it looks like a BITCH to reassemble. But I also wonder if leaving it in sleep mode might have less wear-and-tear than booting/gateway mode/off/etc. Either way, I'm sure in the coming years there will be a decent 3DS emulator (with 3d, or else fuck that shit.)
     
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    I live next to an Elementary, and Jr. High school, so I get tons of street passes from kids on their way to and from school. I leave it on.
     
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    In your sysnand, drag all the icons (besides settings and the cartridge slot) a long way to the right, to leave lots of empty spaces. Then try arranging in emunand and hopefully it will stick.
     
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    The 3ds Sleep mode still drains a lot of energy compared to other stuff, so i mostly shut it down.

    My PSvita though is always in sleep mode, sometimes for weeks (haha, thats a vita for you), and the battery is still fine~
     
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    I'm pretty sure you have to arrange them in sysnand then they will stay like that I'm emunand
     
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    I always turn it off unless trying to get street passes or something
     
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    Don't have a 3DS yet, but I'd probably turn it off if I don't plan on actively playing it, like if I'm at school or something. My PSP however, just idles in sleep mode forever, and it's been that way since I got it 5 years ago.
     
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    I since owning my system, I've turned it off maybe 3 times. I always put mine in sleep mode