r4 flickering backlight on menu

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by mmalone, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mmalone
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    Has anyone ever had a problem with there r4 menu backlight flickering ?

    Had the cartridge for about 1 year and no issues, recently on the menu when choosing a game the backlight flickers and if you dont select when the light is fully on ou cant seem to adjust on the game.

    tried reformattting the card etc no joy, the ds is ok with my ttds card tho ??

    any ideas
     
  2. Another World

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    not sure what you mean by that. my r4 would make noise or flashing colors on softreset, and sometimes when loading a rom. its just the loader kicking in and its nothing to worry about. and no mine didn't do it from the start either.

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  3. mmalone
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    Basically you should be able to adjust the backlight on the games menu. mines just flickers constantly full backlight to virtually none, youve got try and select a game when the light is on fully or you cant see the screen as good when playing a game
     
  4. Another World

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    have you tested the r4 on another ds? and are you using the dsl or dsphat?

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  5. Rayder

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    Run that DiagnoSe homebrew and test your DS for defects. It sounds like you have a stuck button or flaky touchscreen or something.