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Replaced top screen on ds will not power on

This is the second DS I have replaced the top screen on. Both times, everything seems to go well until I put the unit back together and turn it on. The lower screen flashes (and light) then it shuts off. I have checked the small ribbon cable a dozen times and had 5 other people try pushing it in and it does not appear to go in any further. Is there something else that I may be doing wrong to cause this.

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  • Sweetum Sep 17, 2007

    I am not sure what you mean by" change a new one flex ribbon wire or lcd".

    I was changing the LCD screen on top. The LCD comes with a new ribbon cable.

    Originally the top lcd screen was broke. I put a new LCD screen in and when I was finished the green light comes on for a sec. the lower screen flashes on, then everything shuts off. I did not have anyone else try until I did not know what else to do



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The Flex ribbon wire is sensitive parts! you said a dozen times and 5 people that they are trying to fix your DS! ok before you did the action you got the same problem... change a new one flex ribbon wire or LCD.

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