Hacking Does having a SLOT 1 and 2 in at once really

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For instance when I have my SLOT 1 and 2 in there and I am playing something off the SLOT 1 that does not use the second slot device at all..? Is the DS still accessing the SLOT 2 device and draining power ?
 

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it shouldn't... as long as whatever is being run in slot one isn't accessing the slot two, there should be no difference.
 

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there is
slot 2's do actually drain power
if you dont believe me, play until the battery led JUST turns red and then take out the slot 2 and the light will become green again
 

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you gotta be kidding me
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The answer is yes. Both DS and GBA cartridges contain two pins on them, power and ground, so they suck power whenever they are plugged in. Slot-2 devices with RAM are especially battery-hungry.

I just have a slot-2 device, what if i take out PassCard when the game is loaded?
That would improve battery life, yes. The only estimate I've heard about that is that it adds about 1 hour, though I'm not sure how accurate that is.
 

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There are two contacts which are always attached for power, etc. So having a card plugged in will shorten battery life by a very minimal amount (compared to using it for rumble, RAM, etc).
 

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