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Offline ABlueflameA

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What does this button do...?
« on: July 28, 2004, 04:53:33 AM »
Hey all, I was just checkin out the new DS pics, looks sweet IMO, but then I noticed something a bit odd.  On the right you have standard ABXY Start/Select buttons, but on the left above the D-Pad there's another button.  Whats that button do?  It may have been covered earlier/elsewhere but I couldn't find it.

Can someone let me know?
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RE:What does this button do...?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004, 04:56:44 AM »
lol...gcadvanced has close up pics...that's actually the Power button...
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2004, 07:02:46 AM »
yeah... We have close up pics too... is no one clicking on the high res images or what?
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2004, 07:26:46 AM »
That is a frickin weird place for a power button.  Not to mention an odd looking power button.  What gives?  I dont want to be playing some action game (read: Metroid) and have my thumb slip and turn of my DS that would really really suck.  Also, when you close the DS does it turn off?  I hope that the power button isn't the same as the start/select buttons.  That would blow.
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2004, 09:05:14 AM »
possibly they could have it so that you have to hold the power button for a few seconds before it turns off, that way it is not a tragedy if you hit it by accident.  I know they do that with cell phones.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2004, 09:06:04 AM »
You know, blueflame, I didn't realize it, but I think that's what Nintendo's trying to pull off with this weird power button placement, like clamshell cell phones.  You open it, it turns on, you close it, it turns of.  
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2004, 09:06:10 AM »
Why should the Ds turn off if you close it? No other portable device does that.

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2004, 09:23:43 AM »
Its possible that maybe when you close it, after a few seconds it could go into a power saving mode like a laptop does? (or should, I disabled that feature on mine, hehe) I figure they'll try to save battery life anyway that they can.  But closing the DS would then have to have it so that the top screen doesn't hit the power button because that would turn it all the way off.

In short:
It PROBABLY wont turn off when you close it.
It MIGHT go into some powersave mode when you close it.
It NEEDS to have some failsafe so you can ONLY turn it OFF on purpose!

Comments? Anyone know anything for sure about this?
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2004, 09:34:52 AM »
look at my post above
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2004, 01:16:39 PM »
No it proably wont turn off with the folding of the screens.  With my DS when i play it in the car and i have to go into a mcdonalds for food or something (cant leave it in the car because of possible thieves) i can just fold her up and stick in my pocket for 5 minutes while i get my food and come back and theres no saving or anything.  A battery saving thing is not a bad idea.
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RE:What does this button do...?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2004, 01:21:21 PM »
Cell phones do.  Well, not OFF...sort of a sleep mode, like some1 mentioned.

EDIT: Sorry...this was in response to KDR.
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2004, 01:36:28 PM »
There will be a power-saving standby mode just like there is for the GBA...
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2004, 01:44:38 PM »
There will be sleep and standby...the difference being the standby mode is meant for awaiting multiplayer queries...

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2004, 01:53:19 PM »
Same thing...
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2004, 03:44:49 PM »
Just a question, where did you all read about any sleep or standby modes?  Oh, and I was just at the gcadvanced forum and they're complaining about the power button placement as well.  Same issues there as here.
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RE: What does this button do...?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2004, 04:27:23 PM »
Nintendo mentioned at E3 that one DS can be "woken-up" by another DS in the area. This would require a stand-by state. If the system was totally off then it wouldn't be able to recieve a wake-up signal.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2004, 06:04:25 PM »
True Striker,  I actually forgot about that little bit o info. So it will probably either stay active or go into standby when its closed (my money on standby).  Well, other than complaining about how much the location of the power button sucks...or just that its a bit unusual this thread seems about dead, feel free to add comments though.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2004, 07:09:15 PM »
I personally think that if you want to turn the unit on/off, you have to HOLD the power button down for a couple seconds. If the system is on, it will go to standby if you close the unit, and possibly will ask you if you want to go to standby if you TAP the power button. That's how I see it working.
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