2ds backlight

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Takeshi666, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Takeshi666
    OP

    Takeshi666 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    7
    Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    i think the backlight on my 2ds is a bit low.. is it possible to force it to be brighter?
     
  2. Takeshi666
    OP

    Takeshi666 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    7
    Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    sorry if this is a stupid question lol
     
  3. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    621
    246
    Jun 17, 2010
    Canada
    I assume you already know how to increase the luminosity up to level 5, right? (Icon in the top left bottom screen while in HOME menu)
     
  4. Takeshi666
    OP

    Takeshi666 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    7
    Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    yuup
     
  5. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    621
    246
    Jun 17, 2010
    Canada
    And level 5 is still not bright enough? Then either the machine is faulty or your expectations might be too high. Level 5 is way too bright here. I typically use level 3.
     
    Arubaro likes this.
  6. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Member
    3,315
    1,593
    Feb 13, 2015
    Italy
    Imola
    With the older versions of Config you could set the brightness to 12 or so lol (which would be as bright as 5 and crash the official brightness settings)...

    I would guess that you don't want to make your own backlight driver (a piece of hardware) right? :)
     
  7. Takeshi666
    OP

    Takeshi666 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    7
    Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    i understand what your trying to say.. i use it outside a lot and was just wondering if i can make it easier to see
     
  8. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    621
    246
    Jun 17, 2010
    Canada
    I understand your point. Never tried mine in the bright sunlight. Even if a hack existed to boost it to say level 6 or 7, wouldn't it be dangerous for the screen to display at such an intensity?
     
  9. Crazc

    Crazc GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    107
    65
    Apr 17, 2014
    United States
    Pretty much every device has this issue. There's really no workaround besides making your screen so bright it harms the device, depending on the intensity. Maybe try putting a tarp over your head and the 2DS, so it's dark enough to see? Or make a little tunnel, and it could be reminiscent of the Virtual Boy.
     
  10. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Member
    3,315
    1,593
    Feb 13, 2015
    Italy
    Imola
    If we somehow could increase the voltage to the leds, it would be bad once we get too far... but the brightness is probably adjusted with "PWM": the light is turned on and off extremely quickly, so that option 5 = on 100% of the time, 4 = 80%, ... in which case it's plainly impossible to get over 100%!
     
    Dust2dust likes this.