Possible to tone up DS volume internally?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Searinox, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Searinox

    Searinox Rawr~

    Dec 16, 2007
    The VR1 port - infamous for foiling flashing attempts. As I open up my DS I notice a VR1 and a VR3 on each side of the volume controller. Whatever V stands for I'd assume it's Volume-Related. There is a very tiny metallic screw on top of one of the ports, and it is rotatable. I see it holding nothing in particular so I assume it's probably for internal volume tweaking, much like the GBA's internal contrast tuner. Can anyone tell me what it does and if it's possible to tune something internally to get better volume? I'm tired of barely hearing music on the headphones and enhancing it through software to 400x and ruining the quality.
  2. silent sniper

    silent sniper !dennaB

    Jan 3, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Yes, I'm curious to know this as well.
  3. Steevsee

    Steevsee Advanced Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Aussie Game Wreckers
    VR stands for Variable Resistor.
    They are adjustable but I honestly don't know how it would affect your DS.

    You could try moving one very slightly (1/4 turn) to see if volume changes but take note of it's original position, as moving it might affect your system in other ways
    (The volume slider is also just another variable resistor (VR3) and gets moved all the time.)
    Also if they do let you increase volume, your battery discharge time would be shorter.

    Just tried turning both VRs on an old board here and they do turn ok but they are a bit hard to "feel" as they are so small and I think that you could easily apply to much force or turn too far, and possibly damage them and your board.

    Good luck
  4. Dio


    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    Mount Vernon, WA
    I hate the speakers, they're so weak and small =/
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Are those the ones that change the voltage being sent to the DS screens? Or is that something entirely different?