M3 Simply decreases battery length?

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Aug 24, 2007
  1. Bruinbaard
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    Hello ppl, A few weeks ago i bought a dslite and a m3 simply, in the books that where with the DS They say that the battery should last for like 19 hours but i hardly reach half of it with my M3, I don't know how it's with other games since i ain't got any [​IMG] . So is it right that with the m3 my ds uses much more power??

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    No, it doesn't. You probably have your DS light on a higher setting, 19 hours is only for the very lowest and dimmest setting. Either that or a faulty battery, but I'm 99% sure it's the former.
     
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    i heard that using flashcards will consume more battery life.
    did u recharge it first when u opened it?
     
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    Can you put the light down?? I didn't know that. And what do you mean with opened it?
     
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    On the lowest setting, they say it lasts 15-19 hours. 15 for DS games, 19 for GBA. Those are theoretical maxes, assuming the battery is not worn and taking into consideration things like volume level and ambient temperatures, which can affect battery life. WiFi eats a lot of power too and will drastically shorten battery life.

    Here's the complete breakdown:

    DS lite battery life per brightness level:
    Lowest Brightness: 15-19 hours
    Second Brightness: 10-15 hours
    Third Brightness: 7-11 hours
    Maximum Brightness: 5-8 hours
     
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    ah like that now it's clear to me, thnx. I still got it on the standard brightness is that the max?

    Oh i also found out how to change it now, never payed any attention to that little sun on the left corner [​IMG]
     
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    Generally flashcards use more battery (perhaps something about the card always reading the microSD, even during sleep mode), so it's quite simple to explain the loss of battery life. It shouldn't be a huge difference though
     

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