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How do you fix bent pins on a Nintendo ds?

Or does anybody fix that in the South Bend, IN area?

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u would probobly have to go get a new one or send it off to be fixed and get a reconditioned ds

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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I would say you to send it to repair but that cost money and you have nothing to loose actually so first option is to try it yourself. You need a straight long tweezers like the second from top in the picture.
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And a flashlight to iluminate the internal slot1 where the pins are. Then check which ones are bent and try to repair them carefully with the tweezer being more careful not to broke any.

In case you find any broken pin then you have to send it to repair at nintendo or to another videogame repair shop as it need desolder the whole broken slot1 and replace it with a good one no matter if new or used as long as it is good.
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Good Luck...

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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Yes it can can cost anywhere from $20 up
from any Repair shop

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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Its difficult to repair that without right tools, and even with the tools is still hard to do it.
Depending on how much bent are the pins you would need to rectify the bad pins with very small pliers or tweezers and a flashlight, you can also desolder the bent pins and take em out the slot to repair one by one and insert again in the slot. The most of the cases you would take the risk to break pins and then need to try the next solution.

Replace the whole Slot1 buying it on ebay or other place, or you can take it out from a parts DS, but you should need a soldering iron, blade and patience to get the slot1 out of the mobo. The ideal tool is a hot air soldering station but its very expensive. Or you can get a parts DS with good mobo and replace it for your bent slot one which is the best option.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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The part with the damaged pins is the slot-1 port. I know it seems rediculous, but it is too impractical for most people to attempt a repair to this part.

However, if you are savvy enough to attempt the repair of the damaged pins on your DS Lite, here are my recommendations:
1) Cut a flap in the slot-1 port cover and straighten pins.
2) Replace the main board.
3) Remove the slot-1 port cover and straighten pins.
4) Remove the damaged pins from the slot-1 port and straighten.
5) Replace the slot-1 port.

All of these recommendations require disassembling the DS Lite using a specialized triwing (or Y) screwdriver and a lot of patience. The following video will help in disassembly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQlTpTLUyFQ.

Recommendations 3 to 5 all require solder work. Recommendation 3 requires solder work for 4 solder joints, 1 at each corner. Recommendation 4 requires solder work for up to 17 solder joints, one for each damaged pin. Recommendation 5 requires solder work for all 21 solder joints

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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Depending on how much bent are the pins you would need to rectify the bad pins with very small pliers or tweezers and a flashlight, you can also desolder the bent pins and take em out the slot to repair one by one and insert again in the slot. The most of the cases you would take the risk to break pins and then need to try the next solution.

Replace the whole Slot1 buying it on ebay or other place, or you can take it out from a parts DS, but you should need a soldering iron, blade and patience to get the slot1 out of the mobo. The ideal tool is a hot air soldering station but its very expensive. Or you can get a parts DS with good mobo and replace it for your bent slot one which is the best option.

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I would say you to send it to repair but that cost money and you have nothing to loose actually so first option is to try it yourself. You need a straight long tweezers like the second from top in the picture.
f8c8b39.jpg

And a flashlight to iluminate the internal slot1 where the pins are. Then check which ones are bent and try to repair them carefully with the tweezer being more careful not to broke any.

In case you find any broken pin then you have to send it to repair at nintendo or to another videogame repair shop as it need desolder the whole broken slot1 and replace it with a good one no matter if new or used as long as it is good.
6c42f87.jpg

Good Luck...

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