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41. Posted:

skywake wrote:

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%.

So should I keep my 3DS in the fridge then? :D Cool!

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Mine has been charging since about 3:00 this afternoon. At 8:30 PM the light was still on.
I'm starting to get worried. Has anyone called Nintendo about this?

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Luigi78 wrote:

skywake wrote:

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%.

So should I keep my 3DS in the fridge then? :D Cool!

Naw, you should keep it in the freezer. :P Even cooler! xD

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44. Posted:

Link79, feel the back of the 3DS to see if it is warm or not. If it's room temperature, it's not actually charging...the firmware is just forgetting to shut the LED off. I don't have a 3DS otherwise I'd test it myself.

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NintenDude97 wrote:

Luigi78 wrote:

So should I keep my 3DS in the fridge then? :D Cool!

Naw, you should keep it in the freezer. :P Even cooler! xD

Yes although.... maybe just the battery so the 3DS doesn't get ice freezing on it's circuitry and wires. Oh, and it'd be a good idea to keep it in a sealed bag and I'm not sure if the freezer is a safe bet.

but yeah, if you're not planning on using your 3DS, Laptop or Phone away from the power for long periods of time discharge it and put it in a sealed bag in the fridge. Probably overkill but it will reduce the rate of wear.

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46. Posted:

Mr_DSi wrote:

Okay, thanks. Yeah, I don't use it while it's charging and it just seem to take too long to charge.

I try not to use it while its charging.

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Mine is doing the same, after updating.

Mine took 4 unusual hours, last time. My thought was the lack of complete charge last time I charged it and that couple of times I've plugged it in while playing.

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Luigi78 wrote:

skywake wrote:

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%.

So should I keep my 3DS in the fridge then? :D Cool!

No the condensation can harm electronics.

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48. Posted:

I've got the problem, too. My battery was about half last night. I plugged it in before going to bed last night, and this morning it was fully charged, but the light was still on.

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49. Posted:

I felt the back of my 3DS the last time it was charged and it wasn't hot at all. It must not actually still be charging despite the light staying on so long. I guess it's safe to leave it on the charging cradle.

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50. Posted:

I experienced the same issue last night. The 3DS will still charge to full capacity in 3 - 4 hours, but the light remains on. However, I discovered that if you remove the 3DS from the charger, switch the power on then back off, and place it back on the charger the light will turn off. Regardless, these 3DS hiccups/issues are starting to become overwhelming, especially with the PS Vita coming out soon. If things don't change (for the better) soon, I might trade my 3DS for a PS Vita.

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Yeah, I just did what @Mars said and it's fixed! thx 4 posting that! :)

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Thanks for testing that, Link79. That means the problem is only cosmetic, not dangerous. Hopefully Nintendo will do a quick update to fix it (not wait months).

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53. Posted:

No problem. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't damaging our 3DS's. I didn't know the update could make the light on the charging cradle stay on but somethings obviously causing it. I know it only took less than 3 hours to charge before.
Good to know it's not a serious problem.

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I have a strange feeling the battery problem was caused by the update (for mine too did this) but then again today it fully charged and the light went off... strange system nintendo :D

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55. Posted:

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

Actually the battery used in 3DS is lithium ion. Lithium ion batteries are the ones that you can charge whenever it's convinient for you. The nickel metal hydride ones are the ones that it's best to run all the way down before charging again. If you charge those say halfway then it'll start thinking half way is empty and get all effed up. for 3ds batter it's fine to charge whenever and however long you want.

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56. Posted:

I charged mine for the first time post-update yesterday and after 3 1/2 hours the light was still on. I turned it on whilst still in the dock to check what the on-screen battery meter said and the second I pressed the power button the charging light went off! The on-screen battery meter told me it was full too. Clearly it can still tell when the battery is fully charged, but the message isn't getting through to the LED without turning it on.

It's charging again now and should be finished in about an hour. I'll be interested to see if the same thing happens again. I have no doubt that the update has caused this - hopefully it can be fixed with the next update which shouldn't be too far off.

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57. Posted:

Mine charges fine, but maybe that's because i have the Nyko Power Pak +

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58. Posted:

Same thing happened again with mine - the light stayed on until I press the power button. To be honest, as long as this is a purely cosmetic thing it doesn't really bother me. It'd be nice to have Nintendo acknowledge it, though.

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59. Posted:

When you have it on charge for a few hours, turn it on to remind it, that its fully charged

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60. Posted:

mines doing the same thing it only started happening after the update

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