I don't know if this is helpful, but I figured I'd post it anyway
I ordered the backlight and got it today. Before I say anything else, I'd just like to say that it is beautiful. Much easier on the eyes than the v3 and I like the blue more (if it's changed at all, maybe I'm just crazy) when it's inverted. Here's a picture:
(The contrast looks much better in person.)
As much as I love it, however, I can't help but wonder if the hum is louder than it should be. I was expecting something similar to the high frquency sound of a CRT television, but it's much louder. I soldered it to the points instructed in the tutorial and my easy clk mod is soldered to the same points. I've uploaded three examples to my soundcloud with lsdj, megaman 3, and the noise from the speaker hole with my webcam.
Luckily, there is no sound in lsdj after the nintendo screen. Megaman 3 (as well as every other game that I've tried) produces the same hum that you can hear on the nintendo screen, if not louder (Metroid 2 got a little bit louder). I recorded the speaker noise because I think that's the most important since I use my dmg primarily for lsdj and the music from any games I play on it make the noise pretty unnoticeable, but that's only with headphones. The sound from the speaker is always there, regardless of volume or the cart, and is very loud. If I went into a library with it, everyone would give me a dirty look... okay, maybe not that loud, but I'd say it's about as loud as 1/2-3/4 volume sounds.
The reason I'm most curious is to know if the sound from the speaker hole is from the speaker itself. I'm tempted to stick some tape in there (or completely remove the speaker) to dampen the noise a bit so people won't look at me funny if I take it outside. I don't really care if the speaker itself is dampened because it's already pretty quiet to begin with, and I use it for the same reasons kineticturtle uses it.
By the way, I am totally loving the easy clk mod. I had a half speed crystal very ghetto-ly soldered to a switch with the original one before, and it's nice to not crash my games anymore.
Last edited by thnikk (April 6, 2012 6:15 am)