ds standby

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by xcalibur, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. xcalibur
    OP

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Member
    3,166
    4
    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    ive been curious about this ever since i opened up my ds for the first time
    how does the standby work?
    i didnt see any mechanism to do so.. how does it go into standby when you close it?
    would like the know about the phat more than the lite rly
     
  2. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    6,613
    130
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    USA
    Seems to have something to do with magnets......take a magnet and try it around the ABXY buttons, it will go into sleep mode.
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Member
    3,396
    34
    May 16, 2007
    Netherlands
    Indeed. It works that way because the DS boxes are magnetic too. Try holding a paperclip in front of them when the DS is turned on and you'll see what I mean.
     
  4. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Member
    2,586
    144
    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Germany
    BTW: Any Idea why the Standby does not work properly when the Softreboot is turned on (M3 Simply for example) ?
     
  5. xcalibur
    OP

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Member
    3,166
    4
    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    I GET IT
    the speakers in the ds are what turn it off
    they contain magnets!

    @pasc
    i have no idea, some flashcards dont do standby and just turn off the backlight to fool you into thinking it went into standby
    some games dont work properly either, my advance wars ds keeps "popping" on and off when i try to put it into standby
     
  6. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Member
    2,586
    144
    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Germany
    yep, and if I turn on standby (mostly new games I of course dumped myself like we all do) while having the reboot turned on it does the popping sound (How I hate that sound >< )
     
  7. Ducky

    Ducky QUACKJECTION!

    Member
    1,086
    0
    Oct 13, 2007
    Iceland
    Duckling Land!

    Both above me ...

    I had the same with EBA.. I just got the game out of the DS , Took some air.. blowed , into the DS and Game , Inserted.. Worked without problems! [​IMG]
     
  8. 704jaffer

    704jaffer GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    110
    0
    Dec 10, 2007
    Canada
    Morden, MB
    That is ingenious design, since speakers use magnets. I bet someone at big N got a bonus for that, since then they wouldnt have to put a switch anywhere for when the case closed!
     
  9. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    lol i don't wanna put a magnet near my ds [​IMG]
    i always am afraid of messing the screen lol
    my tv screen is slightly green at the top due to a magnet.
     
  10. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    6,613
    130
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    USA

    CRT (Cathode Ray Tube, or picture tube) monitors and TVs are susceptible to that, but LCD screens are not.
     
  11. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    Oh yeah cos i'm likely to know that [​IMG]

    oh... i still can't be bothered to test it.