OK, so I got a Nintendo DS from a friend who got it from etc... and it was broken when I got it. somebody whacked it up pretty well, and the top screen has been completely severed. The black wireless antenna, the white wire (dunno what it does, and the top monitor's flex cable. The DS also has an issue powering on. It's green power light will turn on, and the touch screen will flash white very quickly, and the whole unit will shut off. Does the DS require an attached top screen to function properly? Or can it run with the top screen disconnected?
If it can run with the top screen gone, then can anyone tell me why the DS can't power on correctly?
The main board looks to be in working condition, no missing bits (as far as I can tell [and I've scoured this board for ANYTHING that could be wrong]), and I've detached all the broken wires (named above).
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2. Go to Settings (Little icon on the bottom of the touch screen)
3. Select Pink button
4. Select "GBA Mode" (pink button on the right)
5. Select "Touch screen"
This is mainly affective for GBA games, not DS games unfortunately. If you are really that desperate to play DS games properly, then either hope you can still claim it on warranty and/or buy a brand new DS (maybe even the new DSi).
Hi you have done one of two things to your ds. 1) you have somehow unstuck the top plastic protection screen that covers the lcd screen and re-stuck it but have got fingerprints etc on it, hence the blur. 2) The more obvious thing is you dropped the de or gave it a bang and the ribbon feeding from the top screen to the lower screen through the left hand hinge is damaged or it has become slightly unclipped where it meets the motherboard.
Either way you will need to take the DS apart to solve. It can be tricky so if you are not confident bring it to a repair shop, it is an easy fix and wont cost the earth to fix.
If it is still under warranty send it back to Nintendo to fix.
As complicated a console as the DS is, it is not surprising you have a problem after changing a case. Sometime the little snap on wires do not snap on right. You need to go back in and make sure the ribbons and snap on connectors are sucured. The ribbon and wire that runs from top half through the hinge needs to roll up one turn before in the transition from the top to bottom half. You may have the ribbon upside down in the connector.