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    nintendo ds lite top screen suddenly stop working. It shows dark gray lines. Can you help? thanks

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If the screen is not working properly you can always replace the top screen by removing the four small screws - they are under soft caps on the face of the ds. New screens cost between $15 - $40, it may just be the cable, if its torn replace it, its heaps cheaper than replacing the screen.
you can find full instructions and photos and also links to parts suppliers here

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