G6 Lite + Passcard combo, How's the battery life?

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    So, anyone else that uses this combo, can you guys post the battery life on your machines?

    Mine lasts for about 3 hours after a fresh charge, which puzzles me.. i was wondering if it's the same for everybody.

    Manual claims 5-8 hours of playtime on Brightest setting and 15-18 on lowest.. i use the the the 3rd setting (which is one step from brightest)
     


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    That's why you remove the passcard after booting the G6 (before running a game). The passcard is draining the battery, a lot more than having a retail game inserted would.

    Flashing the DS would let you completely avoid the problem.
     
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    so low?

    I could play HM: DS for almost 8 hours on a single charge, at 2nd brightness level.
     
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    same here [​IMG]
     
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    there are currently 3 versions of the passcard 3 available (original splash screen, no splash screen and new splash screen). I've got all 3, so maybe I'll try and run some tests this week to see if there is a distinct difference in battery life between charges based on the passcard 3 version.
     
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    I have the same combo at the same brightness setting (3) most of the time. If I leave the Passcard3 in I get approximately 4 hours on a full charge.
     
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    I can't give you specific numbers, but I use it on brightness 2 and if I'm playing 2D games it will seemingly last forever. If I'm playing Tony Hawk it lasts several hours, I would say at least 5, but that game constantly accesses the cart for streaming audio. What I'm saying is that it has good battery life.
     
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    What is the difference between the "original splash screen" and the new splash screen? I want to see if my passcard 3 is original splash or new....
     
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    You mean we can remove the passcard after that without affecting the game?

    BTW anyone know if NDS Solar Charger is good?
     
  10. Vidnez

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    I started with that combo but finally flashed my DS because the battery life sucks.

    Now I want to maximize the battery life on my flashed DS lite but without the lose of the sleep mode.

    Anyone know the difference in battery life (with a flashed DS) between having a retail game inserted and make that solder pins mod?
     
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    I was thinking the same... with retail games i had great battery life... now I get a battery life similar to that of the psp.
     
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    Apparently the best card "battery saving" solution is this product called "NDS dummy cart". There's no chip or real circuitry inside, and basically it's a neat version of the "solder pin mod".
     
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    [​IMG]
    old splash screen version

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    new splash screen version

    sorry for the awful picture quality, its late.
     
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    The dummy card sound good but I wonder if the battery life between using a retail game or a dummy card justify the $9.00 + shipping.
     
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    Yep.
     
  16. sketch143
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    After doing what some people suggested, i seem seem to be able to play for longer hours. I also turned down the brightness level, although this one seems too awkward and dark for me... But! whatever, i'll get used to it. =)
     
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    I guess I have the newer version of the Passcard...

    but what's bugging me is... what does IDS stand for?
     
  18. Vidnez

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    IQue DS, the chinese name for the Nintendo DS.

    IQue Ltd.
     
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    Awesome, I wasn't even aware of the IQue name. Learn something new every day. [​IMG]

    Anyway, sorry for going offtopic.
     
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    I really, really recommend flashing your DS lite if you have a G6 lite + Passcard 2/3 combo. It saves so much battery life and is retardedly easy.

    1. Copy flashme files to G6 lite
    2. plug in DSL/insert G6 lite & Passcard 3
    3. pop off battery cover
    4. run flashme
    5. short SL 1 connection

    Done. It may seem complicated, but it really isn't. I didn't find any guides specifically one the G6L/Passcard 3 combo, but it couldn't have been any easier. Hello awesome battery life...
     

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