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Top screen The top screen on the DS lite has vertical black lines going through it when you turn the console on, and also horizontal brown, red and green lines can you help

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Re: Top screen

It sounds like your screen is knackered it's a bit fiddly to replace the screen but can be done easily enough if you have a bit of common sense. Replacement screens can be bought cheaply enough from ebay.

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Re: Top screen

I do not recommend you try replacing the LCDs. Call Nintendo, it's not expensive. The LCDs need to calibrated. The ribbon cables are also very fragile and can break easy if you don't know what you're doing.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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The Top screen has a big black circle on it.

The top screen will need to be replaced. Your only options are to either to send it off for repair or to fix it yourself.

If you intend on fixing it yourself I have a couple of guides to help you...

DS lite dismantling guide.

DS lite top screen replacement.

Hope this helps, any problems or further questions please feel free to contact me via my profile page.



Feb 28, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My daughters Ds Lites top screen has red lines going through it horizontally, that just started this morning. I wonder if it could be a pixel thing. Any ideas?

Do you know if the Ds lite has been dropped? It sounds to me that the screens connectior has been dislodged or is receiving too much power.

My best advice is to either send it to nintendo if its under warranty, or if your brave enough take it apart, dissconnect the top screen and then reconnect it. If that doesn't work then chances are you will need to buy a new screen.

If you want more help/advice feel free to message me and I will do my best to help you.


Sep 24, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Hinge and Top screen of my Ds lite is broken.... T-T

you would need to replace the top screen ebay has them cheap

top lcd item no. 380136107562

a replacement shell can be bought for around £10 +

depending on what design you would like

Aug 27, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite flashes on but fuses are ok

One or both your screens have blown.

Try removing the motherboard from the screens and attach the battery the green light should turn on and stay on.

Now attach the lower screen and turn on. If the screen is ok the screen and green light will flash and then turn off. (if the screen doesn't flash the bottom screen is you're problem and will have to be replaced)

If this happens the problem is then you're top screen which you will have to replace.

Jul 26, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite top screen only displaying many vertical colored lines

the only thing you can do is buy a new ds. you can try to sell that ds to another person who thinks they can fix it.

Jun 04, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Top screen has horizontal and vertical lines

The only solution is to replace this top screen. has the top screen for $20 Bucks!

Search Top Screen Replacement Display on there.. Hopes this helps.

Apr 14, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds lite top screen has lines

sounds like possibly the ribbon, should get it checked incase it dies for good.

Apr 06, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite's top screen has horizontal black lines

i found a REALLY easy solution! the most likley problem is that there is dust in the GBA/DS game card slot! it corrupts the connectors (i dont want 2 explain how it gets into the system) so step one: wrap a small peice of tissue around the stylus(make sure DS is turned ON)
step two: LIGHTLY go inside the GBA/DS slot with the tissue wrapped stylus.
step three: shut down DS system and turn on again
problem solved! hope this helps.

Apr 12, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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Vertical lines/"cracked line" on the top screen

absolutely! if you have experience with eBay, you can buy a new screen and install it yourself. If this isn't something you want to attempt there are many other repair services other than Nintendo which will charge you upwards of 80$. A new screen can be bought for less than half of that on eBay and installed somewhat easily.

Nov 18, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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