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The top screen is floppy it just falls back and does not stay in place - what can I do?

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    The top screen just flops forward and back on its own

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Get the hinge replaced and next time be more careful with going past where it clicks into place when open.

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My dsi top screen is white but the bottom works fine


There may be a cable loose in the system causing the screen to stay white. You will need to have this repair or it will stay that way. A place I would recommend is www.videogame911.com. They offer good repairs and are fast.

Jun 16, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite Top Screen Replacement


Hi,

Has your top screen devlouped a fault or stopped working altogether? Here is my guide to re-connecting a new top screen and fitting a new one.

Take the DS lite apart (a tri wing screwdriver is needed and can be found cheap on ebay), disconnect the top screen by lifiting the motherboards connector flap (located near the hindge) and then re-insert it, try switching it on again and see if thats sorted it. If not then you will need to replace the screen. (If you need help taking the DS lite apart then check out my other tips and tricks posted on here).

A new screen can be brought on ebay for a reasonable price, there will be a little soldering required as the speakers will need to be de-soldered from the old screen and re-soldered onto the new one (please take note of which wire goes where).

Remove the screws from the lid of the DS lite (4x screws hidden under little coloured squares above and below both speaker outlets) slide the top/outer part away from the hindges, it will move about 5mm and then you can lift it off... Gently pull the ribbon through the hindge so that it is free from the bottom part of the DS lite, pry the screen away from the shell (a small amount of force may be required to remove it) remove the front plastic part of the screen (with the respective DS lite coloured frame, de-solder the speakers, re-attatch them to the new screen, place the new screen into the housing along with the speakers and put back the wifi and mic to their original position if they got moved, you will notice a slot in the hindge where the ribbon goes in, this is for the ribbon to easily slide back into the bottom part of the DS lite... pop the ribbon through and then re-attatch it to the motherboard with the connector, pressing down the connectors flap.

Screw the DS lite back together, after this you will need to place the plastic sheet with the respective DS lite coloured frame back onto the top screen... The reason you don't put it on any time before that is if you put it on prior to putting the new screen in place you will have great difficulty trying to get it correctly aligned.

If you find that your DS lite now doesn't want to stay powered on please refer to my other tips and tricks I have issued on here.

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

Regards,
SOD69

on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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After atime falling down mytop screen is not


You can buy a new Top LCD screen from the following page:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/nidslilcd.html

OR if you don't know how to install one, you can get it fixed at:

http://www.consoledude.com/

May 24, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Top screen won't lock


Hi,

The most likely reason for the screen being unstable is that when the shell casing was damaged the top screens ribbon was damaged at the same time.

You can sort both these issues out but it is not a small job, you will need a few specialist tools, a new top screen, basic soldering skills, delicate handling and plenty of patience.

If you are willing to take on this task then everything you need for the job is readily avaliable from ebay.

The stuff you need are:
1x Replacement shell/ housing/ casing for DS lite.
1x Replacement top screen for DS lite.
1x Precision tri-wing screwdriver.
1x Soldering iron (ideally with 1mm tip, but not essential) and solder.
1x Tweezers.
1x Flat tool, i.e. craft knife, flat head screwdriver.
1x Precision cross head screwdriver.

If you click on my name it will take you to my profile page, once there have a look at my guides I have written, you will need "DS lite dismantle process" and "DS lite top screen replacement".

If you require further help or advice then please get back to me and I will do my best to assist you as best I can.

Regards,
SOD69

May 15, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds lite keeps shutting off


you probably have a power shortage when you move the screen. the only way to fix this is to open the ds, make sure everything is in the right place, and put it back together. i cant promise this will work, but it should.

Jan 13, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DSI lite top screen keeps going black


The top screen is worked by a strap thru the hinge, it looks like you may have damaged it, if you look on the internet you can but a replacment screen with the strap, you can also get instruction on how to do it and what tools you will need, if you dont think you can do it, their are places you can get it fixed, just look on the internet.

Oct 18, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Power button keeps flashing


place a game in console push it down and hold it wiggle back and forth until the game is flashing on and off. place another cartiridge on top of the one your holding down, make sure the game screen is still flashing on and off, then hit reset the power light should stay lit and you can play the game. this works for me everytime.

Sep 28, 2009 | Nintendo NES Console

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My ds stylus clip has broken and it does not stay in its place often falls out of the ds holder help


the only way to fix it is either glue something in its place to hold it in, or buy a new stylus

Jun 04, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Ds power lite


I am guessing it does not work now. most often what happens is the top screen breaks off ripping the top screen ribbon.
Usually a new case and a top screen will fix it, not cheap but cheaper than new one.

Mar 05, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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