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HandheldGuru97

21. Posted:

I think mine was doing it this morning Started charging at 11: 30 and by 8 it was still charging. I will post tomorrow if it comes up again, it may also be the fact that I played it for almost 6 hours yesterday too. :P

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Did you take away its credit cards? I hate it when my systems rack up a huge Visa bill :P

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23. Posted:

I think I'm also having this problem. 3DS was charging for over 5 hours and the light never went off

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romulux

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the good news is that nintendo has another update on the way soon since, they mentioned it in the description of this update. while we're on the subject, has anyone had the black screen issue since the update?

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Link79

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Is it possible the battery life could have been extended with the update? Maybe that's why it takes longer to charge now.
More charge time for a longer lasting battery perhaps? Just a thought. I've seen several topics on the issue and not just on this site. Seems practically everyone who updated is having this happen.

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@13 I thought that that was only with Lithium-Ion batteries...

This... partially. Li-Ion batteries don't have the memory effect (which is what I think kunino-sagiri was talking about) and Li-Ion is the type of battery that just about every modern portable device uses.

They do have one problem though. They lose their capacity if they are left in a fully charged state at ambient temperatures. If you want them to last longer you should keep them at 60-80% capacity instead of at full charge as much as possible and, ideally, in a cool place. A li-ion battery at full charge can lose 20% of it's current capacity a year (so down to 80% then 64%, 51%, 41%, 33%, 26% etc etc) if left at full charge at 25C (77F). This is 4% instead of 20% when you keep it at 60% charge.

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romulux

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Link79 wrote:

Is it possible the battery life could have been extended with the update?

no, because even if nintendo managed to make the 3DS run more efficiently through a software update it wouldn't change the physical battery at all. it'd have the same capacity and would take the same time to charge.

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MrMagpie

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I put my 3DS on to charge overnight yesterday, and the light was still orange this morning. Quite probably because of the update. However, it does now turn off a lot faster :)

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turtlelink

29. Posted:

You can buy a better battery for this thing, right?

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30. Posted:

I am having the same issues.

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NintenDude97

31. Posted:

Same thing here, I plugged it in overnight and when I came to unplug it, it was still charging. At first I thought it was some mistake (like I thought it was charging and it really wasn't, then, when I reached for it, it might of bumped the charge cable into the right position.)
But after reading this, I'm pretty convinced the update caused the glitch, bcuz it has never happened to me before.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait till' the next update to find out if they will fix it.

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Raptor78

32. Posted:

romulux wrote:

Link79 wrote:

Is it possible the battery life could have been extended with the update?

no, because even if nintendo managed to make the 3DS run more efficiently through a software update it wouldn't change the physical battery at all. it'd have the same capacity and would take the same time to charge.

Batteries can be extended with software by limiting the amount it can be charged to. I have software running on my netbook to extend the battery life, basically it stops the battery charging past 80% which apperently doubles its life expectancy. The charge wont last as long but the battery will last longer in the long run. I dont think this would benefit a handheld console as much as a netbook but it does show how software can improve a battery without physically changing it.

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33. Posted:

I wonder what Nintendo would say about this issue? Somebody should contact them and ask what's up.

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34. Posted:

skywake wrote:

Pastry4prez wrote:

@13 I thought that that was only with Lithium-Ion batteries...

This... partially. Li-Ion batteries don't have the memory effect (which is what I think kunino-sagiri was talking about) and Li-Ion is the type of battery that just about every modern portable device uses.

They do have one problem though. They lose their capacity if they are left in a fully charged state at ambient temperatures. If you want them to last longer you should keep them at 60-80% capacity instead of at full charge as much as possible and, ideally, in a cool place. A li-ion battery at full charge can lose 20% of it's current capacity a year (so down to 80% then 64%, 51%, 41%, 33%, 26% etc etc) if left at full charge at 25C (77F). This is 4% instead of 20% when you keep it at 60% charge.

What if it'a at a lower ambient temperature?
My room rarely exceeds 22C, even in the summer, and it's considerably colder in the winter.

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kunino-sagiri wrote:

What if it'a at a lower ambient temperature?
My room rarely exceeds 22C, even in the summer, and it's considerably colder in the winter.

Lower ambient temperatures mean the batteries decay slower. It's 6% at 0C (32F), 20% at 25C (77F) and 35% at 40C (104F)

Also, this same thing is why Raptor78's Laptop has an option to only charge to 80%.

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Funky_Gamer

36. Posted:

Happened to mine to! I had it in for 8 hours or so, I woke up and it was still on! Then last night I played it while charging, and it seemed to be the same 2-3 hour charge...

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

37. Posted:

There are two possibilities:

1. The 3DS is continuing to charge the battery long after it has reached full capacity. That would be very bad.

2. The 3DS stops charging the battery once it reaches full capacity but fails to turn off the charging indicator.

Hopefully it's the latter. You can probably tell by feeling how warm the back of the 3DS is after a few hours (long enough for it to finish a normal charge and cool down). If it's still really warm, it's probably still charging. If it's cool, it's not really charging anymore despite the charging LED still being on.

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Squiggle55

38. Posted:

same thing happening here, since the charging light was still on this morning

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Malkeor

39. Posted:

This is happening to me, just noticed. What's going on I wonder....

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Power hungry 3DS?
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