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Nintendo Ds & Lite Standby/Sleep Fix Mod.

What's Needed.

  • -(-) flat 1/32" for removing the rubber sticker near the "L" and "R" keys
  • -(-) flat 3/32" for Nintendo DS skrews (tri-wing skrews)
  • -(+) cross #0 for removing battery cover/slot skrew and "L/R" area skrews
  • Radio Shack .022 dia. Silver-Bearing Solder Rosin-Core
  • Cordless Butane Solder old Wall Lenk solder (whatever works for you)
  • USB Cable white wire (prob any peice of wire will do)
  • box cutter to strip wires (personally hate most wire strippers)
  • scissors to cut wires

[edit]Open the DS
  • Remove the battery cover
  • Remove the battery
  • Unscrew every tri-wing screws with the screwdriver

[edit]Soldering
(Note that pin 1 is actually the second point from the right. If you look closely at your DS Lite you'll see that the one on the far right is not actually connected to the card slot. You can't quite make it out from the pictures, but you get the point.)
--Rion 10:25, 12 September 2006 (PDT)

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taking cover off nintendo ds lite


Are you talking about the back cover or front cover?
Either way, before starting you are going to need two things: A tri-wing screwdriver and a Philips screwdriver.

To remove the BOTTOM COVER, you must take off the stickers covering the screws and remove the screws. 001e10e1-317e-4bb5-97cd-230a82f77aaf.jpg
Then, carefully pry the back off, revealing the motherboard inside.

To remove the TOP COVER, you must take off the stickers covering the four screws in the corners of the INSIDE top screen. Unscrew them and gently push the inside top screen down until its about half a centimeter apart from it's backside. Then pull the backside off and you have it open.

If you wanted to open the DS completely, like have it in half, you should first open the BOTTOM COVER and remove the motherboard after disconnecting it from everything attached to it. Then follow the steps given for removing the TOP COVER and slide the ribbon and cables sticking through from the TOP to the BOTTOM back to the TOP so that they are not sticking through and won't be damaged when you take the DS apart. Then unscrew the power light and voila! The DS should be separated.

May 31, 2014 | Nintendo DS Lite

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my daughters DS bottom screen is white. It turns on but the screen is just a white screen. She can not play any games on it. Any suggestions?


It would seem the lower screen is broken in some way. If the DS sustains a severe impact, it can damage either the screen itself, the connectors to it, or even the processing unit in the system.

You can choose one of several options.
1. Try locating a replacement screen. These are usually found on parts websites for low cost as a pair. The downside to this is that you need to disassemble the DS unit yourself, which requires a special screwdriver (called the tri-wing screwdriver). But if something else in the unit is broken, you will have spent extra money for nothing.

2. Contact Nintendo and find out the cost for repairs. (can be near $100 USD depending)
They will ask you what the problem is, possibly offer extra solutions, and give you an estimate on the cost. Then all you need to do is send it to them and they will repair the unit for you.

3. Buy a new unit. This is the least favorite of the options, but in the long run, it may end up costing less, or very close to any repairs needed. Save games are all managed by the game cards themselves, so you will not lose any data through this.

Aug 26, 2011 | Nintendo DS Console

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MY DS SHUTS OFF WHEN I CLOSE IT WHY?


IntroductionBy connecting pins 1 and 7 of the NDS slot internally on the DS Lite you can fix the Standby/Sleep "bug" in Flashme. This way, a card is not required in the slot for Standby/Sleep mode to work.
[edit]What you need "Tools"
  • -(-) flat 1/32" for removing the rubber sticker near the "L" and "R" keys
  • -(-) flat 3/32" for Nintendo DS skrews (tri-wing skrews)
  • -(+) cross #0 for removing battery cover/slot skrew and "L/R" area skrews
  • Radio Shack .022 dia. Silver-Bearing Solder Rosin-Core
  • Cordless Butane Solder old Wall Lenk solder (whatever works for you)
  • USB Cable white wire (prob any peice of wire will do)
  • box cutter to strip wires (personally hate most wire strippers)
  • scissors to cut wires
sleepmeflashme1tools.jpg
[edit]Open the DS
  • Remove the battery cover
  • Remove the battery
  • Unscrew every tri-wing screws with the screwdriver
dsskrewsni2.jpg
[edit]Solderingsleepmeflashme1finish.jpg
(Note that pin 1 is actually the second point from the right. If you look closely at your DS Lite you'll see that the one on the far right is not actually connected to the card slot. You can't quite make it out from the pictures, but you get the point.)
--Rion 10:25, 12 September 2006 (PDT)

Feb 15, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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down button doesn't work on nintendo ds


You may have to open it and clean under the pad, or put the pad back in place under the button.
Here is how to open it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRzTgfo2PsM
Under the buttons is a rubber pad. A black puck under the rubber must line up to the contacts on the circuit board.
You need one special too, a tri-wing screwdriver (available on ebay).

May 10, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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top screen of ds lite has lines


Get a tri winged screwdriver (can be bought from www.whitedog.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-wing-screwdriver/p-1169.html) take the rubber pads off and undo your DS. Check the screen connections attatched to the speaker circuit board and the connections on the main circuit board. If the cable looks to have a slight crack in it or looks to be excessively bent the buy a new connector. (you can buy them from www.consoleparts4u.co.uk/nintendo-ds-screen-connecting-ribbon-cable-107-p.asp. Hope this helps :-)

Oct 26, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

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