Backlighting DMG vs. Pocket

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Backlighting DMG vs. Pocket

Post by Colleen » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:16 am

Backlighting the DMG has very little effect on its battery life. So why is it that when backlighting the Pocket, its battery life is reduced by about 70% (10 hours reduced to 3 hours)?

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Re: Backlighting DMG vs. Pocket

Post by mbannick » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:58 pm

It's due to the fact the original gameboy ran on 4 AA batteries and the pocket runs on 2 AAA batteries. So there is more power for the backlight to draw on.

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