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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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Re: Replaced top screen on ds will not power on

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.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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