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Top Screen of DS has faded to white

My son has the nintendo DS Lite. This morning, after playing for about 20 minutes, the top screen (non-touch screen) faded to almost all white - making it unreadable/viewable. When I asked if he'd dropped it his answer was "maybe". His games are unplayable in this state.

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Re: Top Screen of DS has faded to white

If he dropped it then the bottom should not show up as well. the bottom screen you can play the older games plus get instructions for the new games. if they are both out then it is the motherboard. if it is top only, it is the lcd screen and you can get that replaced for about $45. find a place to fix it or send it to nintendo. thanks, connie

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