DSL Battery time very short - could my DSTT be the culprit?

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  1. turkledog
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    Hi, I recently bought a reconditioned Nintendo DSL, hadn't ever been used or whatsoever.

    I also bought a DSTT card and it works perfectly. The thing is, if I start playing when fully charged, the battery indicator will turn red after approximately 40 minutes - 1 hour. Does this have anything to do with the DSTT or should I have the battery replaced?

    When I bought the DSL the seller had charged the battery a little just to show me that the console was working and I didn't fully charge the battery when I got home. This might be the other reason.

    Or maybe it's just a bad stock battery.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    It's your battery, most likely. I haven't heard of DSTTs having this problem before.
     
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    Hmm. Okay. Thanks! [​IMG]

    I have another theory as well, do you think the unofficial charger that went along with the box could be somewhat responsible for the battery being weak?

    I want to know since it would be wise to buy a new charger before getting a new battery as well.
     
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    Unofficial chargers should have no effect.
    Though it is better to have an official charger
     
  5. DeltaBladeX

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    Using a flash cart does increase the power drain on the DS but not that much. I get around 15 hours without it, 10 with it. The only problems I've heard of with 3rd party chargers was them damaging the port you plug them into. I would say its a faulty battery though if you contact Nintendo, they will blame anything 3rd party before their own hardware. Of course, maybe you have some shitty 3rd party battery as well as a charger.
     
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    Your estimate suggests a 33% decrease in battery life using a flash cart. I wouldn't consider that "not that much". In fact, that's a rather significant amount.
     
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    But "not that much", I was referring to the 1 hour battery mentioned in the first post.
     

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