Dumb question concerning batteries and personal profile data...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by astrangeone, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. astrangeone
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    Is there any way to keep your personal data on the DS the same when you swap out a battery? I just bought a 2000 mAh battery, and would like to keep the data - if I remember correctly, it forces you to reregister your DS as a set.

    Weird.

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  2. Diosoth

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    I believe all that info is stored in onboard flash memory. Otherwise you'd lose that info if the battery ran out of power.
     
  3. Jamstruth

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    Its not that big a deal to re-enter a language, Name and colour is it? Just suck it up and do it although note that almost all "2000mah" batteries are crap and last less time than the official ones.
     
  4. XWolf

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    Diosoth: No, when you swap the battery it completely resets the lot. The DS will not turn on once the battery is lower than a certain point but it does not completely drain either - keeps the settings. If you had a ds sitting around long enough it would eventually lose it all.

    Jamstruth: I think he is worried about having to re register as a set for certain games, such as GTA and Transformers - which treat a card and a DS as a unique pair for online purposes.
     
  5. Jamstruth

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    The DS and card thing will not be reset by removing the battery as far as I know. Whatever serial number it uses for that is stored in the firmware so no problems should arise from that.
     
  6. XWolf

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    Thought that might be the case.
     
  7. astrangeone
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    Ugh. Seriously? Okay, that's not a good thing...*sigh*

    Figured it was like a bios battery as well. *pout*

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