Anyone recently buy a N3DSXL?

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  1. Gelums
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    Im looking to get another XL to hack and give to a friend. I have a launch day N3DSXL with dual TN screens and CFW. I'm looking to buy another N3DSXL hopefully with dual IPS screens and before any firmware updates. Has anyone recently purchased a N3DSXL with dual IPS and have the serial number? I would like to know
     
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    how do you check if its a dual IPS screen?
     
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    Download 3DSident from FBI in TitleDB or by looking at the screen TN screens have a more washed out black and IPS have darker blacks. You can tell a TN from an angle it would be more white than the actual color of screen. On my 3ds the black theme is more of a dark grey.

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    https://www.google.com/search?q=tn+...AUICigE&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=X-yiAY7YHkJsdM:

    It's more noticeable when 3D is active.
     
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    I have found a ton of dual ips galaxy editions I'm actually shipping one out now ill look at the SN
     
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    The only one I found (and bought) wasn't a Xl. It was a New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land Edition. Any serials have 10.7 FW. YW7010/YW7011 have confirmed Dual IPS and YW7012 is basically lottery (can be top TN and bottom IPS, top IPS and bottom TN, Dual TN or Dual IPS). YW7013 onwards are Dual TN.
    Just view the screen from an EXTREME point of view (Like an inch before you can't see the screen). If you can read everything properly, it's IPS.
     
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    I see, my non XL serial starts with YW as well, but all the XL's I've seen started with QW. I don't think looking at the numbers after the letters of a small 3DS would also work for the XL, I could be wrong.
     
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    QW11806 for the galaxy
     
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    I was just looking into this too and was struck by a thought, seeing as you play the 3DS head on anyway what does the viewing angle matter? This pic shows the difference between TN and IPS quite well:

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    But who is going to game like that? I've also read there is no merit to the serials and screens thing as they can be anything anywhen.
     
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    These are only for the normal New Nintendo 3DS SPECIFICALLY Super Mario 3D Land Edition.
    That's ONLY to find out which one you have. The IPS screen colors are better and it's waaaaay more bright than TN ones.
    Nope, there are some serials that're confirmed to HAVE. Other serials could also have but are not confirmed to ALWAYS have Dual IPS.
     
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    I skimmed the reddit serial thread and the general consensus was even with the serials it was a crap shoot and the only way to tell what screen is in is either via that test or eyeballing it in real life.
     
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    FWIW; QEF1037 on mine - Standard blue N3DSXL, bought 2nd hand in the UK this summer, dual IPS screens. I was a lucky boy.
     
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    I think if you really want dual ips on a n3dsxl/LL and have it at a low firmware you'll need to replace the old screens or replace a mother board, Because the odds of finding both of those is pretty hard. Not only that, but people with ips screens generally want more money and there really isn't a ton of difference between the too. The more you learn about your system the better you can problem solve.
     
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    Good thing the person I bought my N3DS Dual IPS from propably didn't knew it was Dual IPS. It was the 3rd lowest price on the market.
     
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    I just sold a few on ebay for $310, it's not a huge rip off but i was able to make a few bucks profit since they were on 11.0 and i added cfw
     
  15. Gelums
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    Yeah where I am XL's are $170 right now
     
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    QW1039, Nintendo 3DS XL came with dual IPS, bought in Belgium at Carrefour Market.