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Top screen goes opaque white, but looks fine with pressed L button.

Hello, I have a problem with my NDS lite where the top screen (only the top screen, the bottom is fine) goes semi-opaque white. When holding down the L button the screen looks normal. I was wondering if anyone knew specifically what the problem is, so that I can order the right parts & try to fix it. Default http://i38.tinypic.com/4j5pp3.png L Button pressed. http://i36.tinypic.com/hrylh5.png Thank you very much!

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  • puchigusu Nov 01, 2008

    Well I opened it up.... but I'm not sure if it needs to be replaced or not.
    http://i34.tinypic.com/122bucn.jpg
    No wires seem to be loose/dislodged. The ribbon cable is slightly bent upwards as seen in the photo, is that significant?


  • puchigusu Nov 01, 2008

    Ah pressing down on the ribbon causes the screen to light up normally, how do I go about finding a more permanent solution?

  • puchigusu Nov 02, 2008

    The picture.

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Puchigusu,

You have a defective flatcable of the upper screen, or the calble is not correct seated in the connector on the systemboard.
The upper screen connector is on the bottom side of the Left button-switch.

If the flatcable is defective (most likely because of the open-close actions every time the DS Lite is used) you have to replace the complete upper screen (the cable cannot be removed without replacing the whole screen).

First try to reseat the flatcable in the connector. If that is not working, replace the screen (manuals how to open the DS Lite etc etc can be found on the Internet)

John

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  • John Andriessen Nov 06, 2008

    Puchigusu.

    Order a new upper LCD screen (flatcable is attached on it). You can find them on the well know auction site. Google for a manual how to replace the screen (take the time) and replace it. Your problem wil be solved with that

    John




  • John Andriessen Nov 06, 2008

    Puchigusu.

    Order a new upper LCD screen (flatcable is attached on it). You can find them on the well know auction site. Google for a manual how to replace the screen (take the time) and replace it. Your problem wil be solved with that

    John




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