Spotpass Light

#1forgetpandaPosted 8/16/2011 8:43:03 PM
So after reading up and searching all over alot of forums and this one I have no idea and I'm super confused about the spotpass/streetpass light on the corner of the 3ds when you put it in sleep mode with it folded together/closed.

What triggers this spotpass light to light up ? Since I dont have a game that triggers this I only have Orcarina of Time , I have no way to check whether or not my spotpass light is broken and I guess its kind of making me paranoid . Doesnt help that I have no friends with a ds so I cannot check friends list for the orange light either and it takes forever to get a red light since im kind of OCD and kind of keep charging it.

Is there anyone out there that knows what exactly will trigger the blue light to turn on ? I have tried downloading ninenteo video but it does not trigger this spotpass light when the videos finish downloading , only the blue marker on the icon when I open up the ds and look at the app menu itself.

Please help ><
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#2MrAwesome312Posted 8/16/2011 8:49:18 PM
Nintendo video doesn't light the blue light for me, but i have a bunch of friend on friends list and streetpass my bro all the time. My light works fine with those functions so, im sure yours does too.
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#3BBlackfordPosted 8/16/2011 8:50:16 PM
I've noticed that too. I get the blue light on a weekly basis when Samurai Warriors Chronicles updates with some new content, or whenever a notification goes out.

Try walking around with your 3DS, you might even get a green StreetPass light from another 3DS user :)
#4forgetpanda(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2011 8:52:09 PM
I have a question, what kind of light do you get for when friends come online ? Does the light stay on until they log off ? Or does it just blink a few times and goes away ?gah this is driving me crazy
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#5PuruglyPosted 8/16/2011 8:56:44 PM
The friend light blinks orange for a few times then stops
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#6BBlackfordPosted 8/16/2011 8:56:57 PM
When your friends get online, the led turns orange (which always surprises me, because I think it's the battery indicator). If you go to the menu after that, there's a message on the bottom of the top screen that tells you how many friends are on at that moment.

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#7MrAwesome312Posted 8/16/2011 8:57:08 PM
forgetpanda posted...
Does it just blink a few times and goes away ?gah this is driving me crazy

Yes, orange, in fact.
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#8PokeMasterPosted 8/16/2011 8:59:08 PM
forgetpanda posted...
I have a question, what kind of light do you get for when friends come online ? Does the light stay on until they log off ? Or does it just blink a few times and goes away ?gah this is driving me crazy



It explains the different lights and blinking patterns in the manual.
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#9forgetpanda(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2011 8:59:16 PM
okay adding you bblackford!
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#10MrAwesome312Posted 8/16/2011 9:01:01 PM
Add me panda! FC in sig.
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