Question Switch shuts off in handheld mode due to low battery at 75% charge?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Brothan, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Brothan

    Brothan Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    I don't know why this is happening. I haven't turned the Switch on for a while, I've never had battery problems before. I shut it off as I did all the time before this problem started today. The weird thing is when I press the power button, it boots back into the official firmware, not RCM mode. It's like the switch just went to sleep.
  2. A3660537JPN

    A3660537JPN GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2017
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  3. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 26, 2015
    United States
    Load up Hekate 5.0.2 and let it automatically recalibrate your battery, and take a look at the maximum capacity it give you , if it is too low, try to fully power it off and reseat your battery and reload Hekate 5.0.2.
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  4. kylez64

    kylez64 Newbie

    Apr 1, 2016
    United States
    Not sure if you fixed this yet but I had the same exact problem. Left my switch off for a few months and tried turning it on only for it to die at 80%. I tried doing charge cycles and using the battery desync fix to no avail. I had to open the switch and unplug the battery. Once disconnected I held the power button for 20 seconds then hooked it all back up. Worked after that and the battery was reading correctly.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by kylez64, Oct 4, 2019
  5. RareKirby

    RareKirby GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2011
    United States
    my other switch has this problem because I left my switch on auto rcm
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