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Ds lite I changed the shell on ds lite and the top screen is on but no picture only withe, and the touch screen works but no respond to touch. I double tested the cables, The hinges ware broken pleas help....

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    The top of my screen is going black at random times during my game and it's driving me nuts!what should I do?!

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Sorry to say that your top screen needs completely replacing if it is doing as described!!
the bottom screen and the touch screen are seperate, jus mounted on top of each other, so if the picture works on the bottom then the bottom screen is fine just the touch screen is broken. again i think if the cables/ribbons are in correctly and it isn't responding then it will need replacing!!

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