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Wet DS lite. Top Screen now blank in one corner

Hi, my son spilt water on the top screen of his DS this morning, and now the top screen has a blank area in the top right hand corner. I have tried the hair dryer on it and its now in the airing cupboard, any more ideas before his Dad gets home from work please.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • crobertson07 Jan 28, 2009

    Hi there,

    No I don't have the screws to open it, the screens do turn on, but there is a blank rectangle in the top right hand corner.



    thanks

  • crobertson07 Jan 29, 2009

    Thanks for that, will take a look, the nintendo repair line will charge £53.00 to fix this, are the screens easy to replace?

  • Daryll Clarke
    Daryll Clarke May 11, 2010

    do you have the srews to open it? and does the screen not turn on at all?

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You need a new top srceen, you can get these screens on ebay for about 20.00
Let me know if this helps!!

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    ndsservice Feb 01, 2009

    well.....to replace your top screen you need to know what you are doing

    it is pretty easy to replace them but you have to be careful when you push the new top screen ribbon wire Through the tiny hole,

    so google it and find step by step information.

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Hi,

If thebottom screen flashes then thetop screen is damaged and will need replacing.

You can get a new screen at a reasonable price on ebay and i have written up guides telling you how to dismantle the DS lite and how to replace the screens.

Dismantle guide (inc. tools you will need).
Top screen replacement.

If you need any further help contact me via my profile.

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The screen connecting cable has either dislodged from the port on the motherboard in the lower part of the DS or the screen has blown and needs to be replaced.

You can buy a triwing screwdriver (and screens) on the likes of eBay to use to open the lower casing to see if the cable is loose.

The port is in the top left hand corner as you look at the side with the touch screen facing you.

If you're not sure about doing a repair try bringing it to a local repair shop as it is a relatively cheap repair (around €30).

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Usually a new case and a top screen will fix it, not cheap but cheaper than new one.

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Go into the ds and dry off the top screen it does work.

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i had a similar problem to this, i would check the connector strap in between the two screens if it is just one pin out this can happen

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You didn’t mention if your DS is the original DS or the DS Lite. Replacement top screens for the DS Lite are cheap on eBay, but installing the screen is a bit complex. The screen for the original DS is a different part and they are more expensive and hard to find.

I’ve never worked on an original DS, so I can only tell you about installing the top screen on a DS Lite.

First, the DS Lite has to be just about completely disassembled. You have to completely remove the top and bottom cases, pull out the microphone and wi-fi cables, and release the connecter for the top screen, which is located on the main board in the lower case. You’ll need the tri-wing screwdriver. You can leave the bottom screen/touch screen assembly attached to the main board, but be careful not to pull or tear the flex cables. Check YouTube for videos on disassembling the DS Lite.

Here’s the deal breaker for most people: The speakers are soldered to the flex cable of the top screen. I’ve never seen a replacement sold with speakers. You’ll have to unsolder your speaker wires from the old screen cable and reconnect them to the new one. If you can’t solder, you could take the screens to a local tv/electronics repair shop and pay to have it done. I got this information for you from http://wiinewz.com/forums/nds-general-discussion/72805-ds-top-screen-white-blank.html this appears to be a common problem I hope this helps

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Or replace the upper screen and the complete DS Lite Housing. You can find them on the well known auction sites. Please be aware that you must know what your are doing. If in doubt, send it to Nintendo or a local Nintendo repair service

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There are two cross head screws under the rubber feet at the slot1 side, there are two tri-wing screws on the left (stylus side) and inside the battery cover (under the battery) there is a cross head screw at the top and a tri-wing screw at the bottom (in the corner).
The screen is held together by 4 screws under the ruber pads and then the outer case slides up about 5mm and then pulls clear.
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There is a ribbon that connects the top screen of the ds to the motherboard. It is possible that this ribbon became damaged when the hinge broke. A possible fix would be to replace the upper screen. Hope this helps.

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