Does the gamepad lose power when not in use?

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2 years ago#1
I just turned it on for the first time and months and it started flashing red and died even though I left it fully charged last time it was used
2 years ago#2
I see what you did there.
2 years ago#3
Mine was close to dying when I left last week, and was still close to dying when I got back yesterday (6 Days)
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2 years ago#4
I didn't turn on my WiiU for a couple of months too, and the gamepad lost all of its power (from fully charged to non-responding).

(And, no, this isn't a troll post, I'm just not really into NSMB games, and haven't felt like playing any Warriors Orochi 3 or NintendoLand, which were the games I got at launch)
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2 years ago#5
When batterys are in the device (or built in rechargeables) will slowly drain over time. This is the same with all electrionic devices.
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2 years ago#6
Yeah, I'm having the same issue. After a week or so of not playing, no battery, none at all.

There's really no reason for to battery to drain so quickly, even if it's not the biggest problem since I prefer to keep the GamePad plugged in. Still, I'd like to know if this is a common occurrence or not and if it's something Nintendo would repair.
2 years ago#7
thats normal for all electronic devices
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