DS Lite + G6 Lite battery life?

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  1. remnic
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    I have noticed that the battery of my DS lite discharges much faster (in 3-4 hours) since I have the G6 in it. Is this normal? Could this affect the battery life? I am curious to know how long it lasts for other people. I am playing on the third level of luminosity (to not the brightest, the one before that). I have mainly played DS games, but also watched 30 mins of movie.
     
  2. cindyk

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    I use the 2nd brightness setting and I get 8-9hrs till the LED turns red, 11-12hrs till it's dead(played Mario 64 DS and Brain Training). I only use Passcard 3 to boot up the G6 then I remove it since it drains the battery.
     
  3. ledats

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    Do you use a passcard/superkey etc. or have you flashed your dsl with Flashme?
     
  4. remnic
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    I use passcard 3...I did not think of removing it after booting up, do you think it drains a significant amount from the battery? anyway, shouldn't it be plugged in at all times in order to recharge its own internal battery, or is it not based on a rechargable battery?
     
  5. jchen

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    shouldnt this be in the ds section.
     
  6. pelago

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    The Passcard 3 does not have an internal battery to recharge and can be removed after booting up. I don't think the battery drain issues have been entirely worked out yet, as to whether it's the passcard or the flash card or both that is draining it.
     
  7. saulin

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    Newbie question. Where is the brightness adjust button? Unless I'm blind. All I see is volume and power. I haven't read the manual yet. That must be my problem lol. I love the default brightness. Is freaking bright and it works fine anywhere. Where there is light or where is dark but to save power I might want to adjust it to 2 and also Take my passcard 3 card after it boots up the games. I also noticed that I get a red light after 3 hours or so of play.

    And yes this should be in the DS section.
     
  8. evilreddot

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    It's like, right there in the start up menu.
     
  9. beedog19

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    I use the second brightness setting as well get about 8 hours before the led turns red, I usually save, power down and save asap when it turns red as I don't wanna lose saves. I leave the passcard in at all times unless I wanna play a gba game (I prefer using the bottom screen) and I pop it out power up and pop it back in. As forgetful as I am I'm afraid I'd lose it if I ever left it out for an extended period of time while gaming.
     
  10. Deaddy

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    I think the battery life also depends on what game you're playing, for example I think mine doesn't last as long when playing Tony Hawk. I read that this game streams audio from the card so that makes sense.
     
  11. hey_suburbia

    hey_suburbia Do The Lizard Bop

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    I haven't noticed any difference in battery life since I got the G6 Lite about two weeks ago.

    On my DS Lite I've charged and drained the battery twice and both times were about the normal amount of time with a regular cartridge.

    I've been playing Mario Hoops, Star Fox, Advance Wars 2, and reading a book that is a .gba file.
     
  12. Hellfenix

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    The best proof for me that passcard3 takes battery life is this.
    Right after I got my Dslite I played Mario Kart with some friends. Me and my friends had just bought the DS lite at the same time. I had G6 lite and passcard3 in it, my friend didn't. My led became red, at this moment I thought that it was just because they weren't charged to the same level, what I do when my led turns red is I turn off the volume so it turns green again.

    Doing this I was able to make it turn green for 10-15 more minutes. However it turned red again, since I had read about the Passcard3 taking power I removed it (I was playing with download play btw). The led went back to green instantly. I tried taking it off/on/off/on and the led would go green/red/green/red.

    I really don't understand this. I was in download play, why would my DS read off the cart?