1. DRI2000

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    Hello everyone!

    Since I got to RCM and loaded a Linux img a few weeks ago, my Switch keeps turning off with no apparent reason. I've checked the battery percentages at the moment it turns off, and they vary.
    I think it may be due to battery calibration issues or something like that, but I fear it might be something worse that forces me to buy a new battery.
    I've noticed that no low battery warning shows up before it powers off, so I can't never know when that will happen.

    Anyone has a clue about this? I'd very grateful, thanks beforehand.
     
  2. Centergaming

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    It's a known battery issue with Switch Linux and RCM
     
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    It's a battery calibration issue. It's a well known problem that comes from using Linux and other RCM payloads that don't boot into HOS.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I guess there is no fix atm as nobody suggested anything
     
  5. SomeGamer

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    Unplug then replug the battery, instant fix.
     
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    There are fixes, but they are different depending on what firmware you have. If you have a system that can run pegaswitch I believe SciresM has a test script that may fix it.
    If you have the tools another option is to open your switch, unplug the battery, wait a few minutes then plug it back in. That's what I did with mine.
    There's also other methods involving draining and charging the battery multiple times.
    There are a few threads already that may better explain how to fix it.
     
  7. DRI2000

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    Oh, thanks :)
     
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    Is that public?
     
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    No
     
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    He was asking for people who had the problem so it could be tested. Unsure if it worked for people or not.
     
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