1. chrisd

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    Alright. To summarize, I own a New 3DS (the smaller "regular" model) which I imported from Japan in early 2015. In the past month or two, I have noticed that the 3D screen is showing a lot of ghosting in the screen images. It's not every object, more often objects that are further away, and it's only in 3D mode. It essentially looks like there are two "clones" of the object, one on its left and one on its right. Of course, this is more or less impossible to photograph, as it is the 3D function that is behaving strangely.

    I have tried updating the system firmware (I am running the newest version of official firmware). I am running Luma3DS using B9S, I don't remember which version but I believe I updated in the last 6-12 months or so.

    This is very distracting, as it reduces image quality noticeably, especially in games with a lot of objects or distant objects on-screen, or anything with flat objects at a distance (for example, the sega 3D classics titles). I would like to see this fixed if possible, but I don't know what is the cause. I did buy a second New 3DS just today, the "Super Mario Black Friday" model from a few years back (November 2017?). It is practically brand new in box, and I don't see the same issue with it at all. Granted, I have not tried any physical 3DS carts yet, as I copied all of mine to my system memory and sold the carts a long time ago. That said, I plan to buy some games and check them out tomorrow to see if they work properly on the new system.

    Other than this, can anyone recommend what might be wrong? I've cleaned the screen and the depth cameras, so I don't think it's those being dirty. I'm worried it is the screen breaking down, at which point I would have to do a system transfer and deal with that mess. I'd like to avoid it, but we will see what is needed. At the very least I would need to hack the new one I just bought, so that's more work to deal with, but alas, it may be my fate. Any help is appreciated, thanks so much all!
     
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    I forgot to mention, I have tried calibrating the super stable 3D, and I have tired turning it off. The problem still appears in both cases.

    Also, it seems that sometimes, if I hold the system so that the screen is slightly off-center (to the left or to the right), then the problem goes away. In the last day or so however, that has changed, and it no longer looks clear when I hold it off-center. Sorry I forgot to put this in the first post.
     
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    Your 3DS' upper screen ribbon cable is probably damaged

    A way around this issue is to
    turn on parental controls and choose the option that says "Disable display of 3D images"
     
  4. chrisd

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    well, that sucks. Disabling display of 3D images would just turn off 3D completely, wouldn't it? I'm not interested, I play 3DS for the 3D, else I'd just emulate, you know? I appreciate you letting me know, even if I'm bummed by the bad news. Guess I wil lhave to figure out what to do with these systems.
     
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    Does the face camera's IR led (dim red) lights up?
     
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    Yes, the IR does light up, and the test of the super stable 3D does show it is working, so it's not that part of the system, I don't think. I also checked the other system with some games and confirmed that it isn't just me being confused. I think the problem might be the ribbon cable as Sinon indicated. Guess I might just have to try replacing it, either keep the extra or return it.
     
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