I have a broken case on the DS lite and want to buy a replacement case. I need a light blue one but cant seem to find a local mob to buy from.. I see many from Hong Kong and China but they say 14 to 21 working days. anyone with any Ideas ? Cheers David
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Re: The best palce to buy new shells for the DS Lite
I have seen loads on ebay from all range of colours, your best bet is to find a company on ebay selling them that way you will get the shell through the post in a matter of days usually 2 - 3 working days sometimes less.
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much of it is pretty straight forward, the only hard part is putting the ribbon cable thru the hinge for the top screen, without ripping it, best thing to say is put the ribbon cable in first, then the wifi and mic cables (black and white), rest is pretty straightforward.
There out it is nothing like a broken hinge only repair solution, the only way to get it repaired is to buy a new replacement shell and replace the broken parts or the whole shell, but some cheap shells wont last and will broke again so read reviews. And if you are not too skilled be careful when replacing or you can get your DS more damaged.
The best is to find a good case broken DS, like water damage etc. to get only the original plastic parts. I should love to have to buy only the broken parts needed but you have to buy the whole thing.
yes the shell can be replaced, you can either check ebay or google nintendo ds lite shell housing, i have seen them, doing this yourself is no easy task, there is a repair service on ebay under repair service fix nintendo ds lite
Its possible though sometimes it is expensive so dont worth the work.
-Top screen broken: you can buy a replacement and carefully do the work by yourself with the help of a guide (youtube have many) and some tools (3 winding screwdriver is the less common though not much). The foil data ribbon can be bought separatelly for the original NDS though the new NDS lite have it soldered and very difficult to work.
-Broken plastics: a broken hinge means you need to buy a replacement shell. Anyway buy a complete shell from a DS modding shop or take parts from a non broken plastics DS (water damaged one may be good) in a place like ebay. You would be lucky if you find a non broken screens and good plastics DS for parts.
At the end you may be over your repair budget and not only that, you would be very near to buy a new unit with this money. Each one make its own choice.
I can Repair this, but if you want to fix it yourself, you can get the parts you need from ebay. The Playstation Clinic repairs DS lites as well as other videop game systems. The replacement shell case is quite expensive, like near $40. LCD Screens are not so bad, at under $20 each. if you would like for me to repair you DS lite, contact me at Repairtech@PlayStationClinic.com