Weird ring on both screens

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by EarlAB, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. EarlAB
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    EarlAB hon hon titty croissants

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    Can't take a picture right now, but basically if I have my brightness set to max a faint grey ring will show up that is almost the same size as the screen. It even shows up on 4 (brightness), but it's less noticeable.
    Is this a sign of the 3DS dying? I've had it since maybe 2012...
    Also, I accidentally left it on when it crashed earlier today so maybe that's why but I doubt it.
    Maybe it's because I only play it while it's plugged in...hmmmm...
     
  2. Bubsy Bobcat

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    My best guess is the backlight is dying, sadly. There's not much you can do about it sadly (unless you're upgrading to a n3ds soon).
     
  3. EarlAB
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    EarlAB hon hon titty croissants

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    Goddamn, I am 2sadly 2day. :cry:
    Oh well. It was a stolen 3DS after all. lol
     
  4. KingOfTaurus

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    A replacement screen is really cheap, like 20 bucks. I find it really really strange that it is on both screens. I'd really need to see it to see whats going on.