What happens when the system battery is gone in AutoRCM?

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  1. skydancer93
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    I have SX OS and I am curious because I want to take this with me on a trip, what happens when the battery dies while you have auto RCM enabled? Can I just charge it with the adapter as normal or how does this work?
     
  2. Lacius

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    You can charge it normally while it's in RCM, but it's going to be a very slow charge. I don't recommend letting it die, and you should charge it while it's in sleep mode instead.
     
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    Normally if the battery is completely dead:

    > Inject a payload
    > Launch into Horizon
    > Let it charge

    It will hardly charge in RCM mode, and the PD controller has been known to lockup completely in some cases, causing the Switch to be unbootable. To fix this you will need to unplug and then replug the battery.
     
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    Hey Whilst im here quick simple question..

    If i either hold power for 20 secs to hard power down, or power down from menu.
    Console is of right ? AutoRcm not even running.
    But soon as i hit that power button then rcm comes on obviously ??

    Cause i always Powerdown.

    Thanks
     
  5. Lacius

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    If you try powering off from Horizon, you still might enter RCM. Powering off the system from something like Hekate should work.
     
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    Why would i enter rcm ? Console is off.
    Rcm is enabled once on

    If you could explain or point me to offical rcm/autorcm thread
    Thank you
     
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    It will need to be charged for over 4-6 hours before being able to boot back up. I know from experience. Very frustrating... it will show no signs of life, not even a led display to show charging!
     
  8. Lacius

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    If you power off the system from Horizon, AutoRCM will prevent it from actually powering off, and it will enter RCM instead. If you want to power off the system without holding the power button for a prolonged period of time, you need to power off the system from something like Hekate instead.
     
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    Wow is that so....
    So Power off via horizon is back to auto rcm, how fcking shitty is that.
    Isn't there a work around or they going to fix that or change that ??

    I would of thought horizon would goto instant power off like holding the power button would do

    But hey man thanks for the info Il remember to hold the power off down before travels...

    Any Auto rcm manuals, main threads details etc you could link me to please

    and thanks for the information
     
  10. wurstpistole

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    There is no "official autorcm thread".
     
  11. Lacius

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    This isn't something that can be changed. AutoRCM is just the subtle brick of the BOOT0/1 partitions.
     
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    Well thank you... I know it bricks the boot to get into rcm i just did not no the whole power stuff but again thanks

    how about rcm thread then or info cheers

    Infact il google it nevermind
     
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    What info? What thread? What is there not to understand about it? It's automatic recovery mode, hard power down your switch or keep it in sleep mode, or else screw your battery, but have no need for a jig anymore. Pretty sure there's plenty of information on this already on the temp, you just weren't patient enough to search for it.
     
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    Dont get smart with me Sir
    I understand the no info for auto rcm and have read the replies.
    I was asking for info on rcm in general but i thought i can look that up myself..
    were here to help eachother right ?
    Not be a jerk...

    Patient lol Gfys
     
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    your switch explodes and takes out a 100 metre radius around you.
     
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    I have a trinket install and the way it works is if you power down from horizon (hold power until it gives you the turn off option, select it) it will turn off, then the switch will turn off, then for mysterious acts of god, the trinket powers the unit back on, you'll get to see the bootlogo.bmp ...then after a few sections it auto powers off. The "fix" is simply to enable auto-boot. I do not know how it works, but it does work fine. I never have a problem.

    Unsure as to the behavior with non-internal chip installs.
     
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    thanks for reply but im using external which i remove after payload sent
     
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    Try enabling auto-boot and see what happens? :) At worst case scenario, it will boot back into horizon and then go to sleep, saving you a 6+ hour charging fiasco!
     
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    This had happened to me before i did any hacks, i let my switch over die in sleep mode. Tried to turn it back on wont turn on. Had to charge it for nearly 6 hours to get it back up to 2%. Then i was able to turn it on and charge it normally.

    And all that before actuallly applying any hacks whatsoever.
     
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    Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously, and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
     
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