N3dsxl Flickering Screen PWR Save Mode??

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  1. Zeldalife89
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    Hey guys

    Im having an issue..
    I recently exchanged my IPS new 3ds xl because the screen was super loose so i got a new one even tho its TN the hinges are perfect.

    Problem is tho when i have Power Save Mode On and Auto Brightness OFF
    The screen will sort of flicker/dim every 5 seconds or so?
    I dont recall seeing this on my ips n3dsxl that i exchanged and i also used pwr save mode on that.. is this normal tho??
     
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    Did you buy it new or used, where did you buy it from? If you bought it new, it's probably defective and I recommend returning it and getting a replacement.
     
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    Its new but the store wont let me return it they say its power save mode because it goes away when i put it on off you sure its normal? They say it does that to save battery
     
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    Can you post a video of it dimming? It should only be dimming if you have auto brightness on.
     
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    Well it is dimming but auto brightness is OFF and its dimming in power save mode :/
     
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    When you say you had a N3DS XL with IPS screen, do you mean the hinge or the actual screen?
     
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    Well is it normal for it to keep dimming in power save?
     
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    when you have power-save enabled, the colors of the screen change slightly depending on what is being displayed.
     
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    Yea its not thag its flickering it seems like every 3-5 second the screen will dim and then normal them dim makin it seen like its flickering but it does this like every 5 seconds while i play is this normal then?
    I didnt notice this on the new 3ds xl i had before tho it was also in save power mode
     
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    well guess what i went back to store i showed them the dimming i got a new one they exchanged tn screen again tho (tn seems way common went thru 5 handheld)
    BUT the dimming/flickering is still there in power save mode so im guess its because of that? since 2 new 3ds xl act exact the same so im guess the slight dimming every 5 seconds is the save mode kinda happy to know its not my console
     
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    yeah i think thats what it is because i got a exchange and this one dims too the thing is it dims like every 2-5 seconds while you play making it look like a slight flicker i exchanged it even got a different color and model number even tho the screen is still tn it also still does the thing in pwm mode so i assume normal? i think this one is a keeper because the first one i got was ips display had issues returned it got tn returned it again tn again ans now again tn lol so yea tn def most common so i give up..
    so maybe this thread is solved?