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coverguy

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:58 PM ( #1 )

I battery died after only 8 days!

I can only assume this was a peculiar circumstance, but has this happened to anyone else?

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:37 PM ( #2 )

Aaarg... 8 days thats realy quick it could that ur connecting ur tamagotchis allot that drains lots of energy :)

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:03 PM ( #3 )

:) Yeah, that quick battery drainage gets really annoying sometimes... Oh well, must cut back on connecting :blink:

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 11:19 PM ( #4 )

The batteries in my first tama conx died after about 4 days and then the second one I bought lasted maybe a week and a half. It is strange to me since the batteries in one of the first tamagotchis i had lasted for years. I assume the extra graphics are more draining. At least Bandai was kind enough to add an additional battery in the packaging.

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:33 PM ( #5 )

My American ones both died after about 16 days.

There is another battery in the package. I hope every one knows that.
Wouldn't want to throw that away.
I'm going to wait to put it in though. I have the more reliable Japanese ones going along with one other American one I bought a week after the first two.
I'm not happy about that short battery life either. :D


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Posted 02 September 2004 - 08:55 PM ( #6 )

My own Connection lasted a little over two weeks until the battery died. I haven't connected with it yet, so I assume the "longer" life is because of that. ^^;

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:29 PM ( #7 )

mine died yesterday, and replaced the batt..

but.... what i dont get is y my tama wont age.

its been 2 yrs for a while now and im worried. i hit the download option so i didnt have to start over but geez....it shouldve been 3 now.

and i dont want to start over b/c this is my 2nd gen

this happen to neone else?

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:27 AM ( #8 )

Wow.. does batteries die so fast? Mine is still as new after 2 weeks or so.. mine's a conx btw..

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:43 AM ( #9 )

i think its just the american versions because hrer in the uk ive never seen a situation like that come up.(and we're not given spare batteries):)

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 12:54 PM ( #10 )

All three of my connections' batteries died after 10-12 days. At least you can download them.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:39 PM ( #11 )

mine died yesterday, and replaced the batt..

but.... what i dont get is y my tama wont age.

its been 2 yrs for a while now and im worried. i hit the download option so i didnt have to start over but geez....it shouldve been 3 now.

and i dont want to start over b/c this is my 2nd gen

this happen to neone else?

Have you checked the time?

When my batteries died and I downloaded, the time was off by a few hours.

Also, I found that 24 hours doesn't necessarily mean a day ("year"). My own Tama doesn't age until it's fallen asleep for the night.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 04:54 PM ( #12 )

:3 good eye or is it a fact that most people know about? Anyways<im going to marketville mall to get my tama....I hope that marketville mall has them! Please wish me luck lol

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:23 PM ( #13 )

Also - if you pause your Tama alot, that could also affect it's growth speed.

As for the batteries...I've heard they go quickly. I'm hoping it's just a cheap battery issue, and that when I purchase some good quality replacements, they'll last longer.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:34 PM ( #14 )

yeh it last 2-3 weeks... :P dey should put solar power or sumtin...

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:42 AM ( #15 )

What do you mean by "You can download them?"

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 04:17 AM ( #16 )

like u kan save your tamagotchi data,right? im not sure what the phrase means either to tell you the truth!

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 07:03 AM ( #17 )

I think it just download to the time whereby the last big thing happened. Like when ur pet grew up.. or it woke up or smth like dat... :P

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 07:57 AM ( #18 )

I think once you replace the battery and hit reset, you are given the option to download..which means to go back to your character you had before the battery died. Otherwise, you just start a new one (if you don't select download).

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:47 AM ( #19 )

oh yay, a battery thread. I'm such a dork (shouldve looked a bit more)

mine lasted about two or three weeks.

I wonder how long you can wait to keep batteries out and still have your previous info saved? o_o;

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:57 AM ( #20 )

I wonder how long you can wait to keep batteries out and still have your previous info saved? o_o;

That's actually a good question. I'm assuming that the programming makes that X pop up when there's still enough battery life left to keep the character (otherwise it would just shut off). Now the question is...if you take out the battery, do you have a limited amount of time to put in a new one...before you lose the character. It'd be good to know that's for sure!

I guess a good idea would be to always have a spare battery on hand...to avoid the chance of losing your character.