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Lights on bottom screen don't light

While playing my son's DS lite the touch (bottom) screen seemed to go dull as if i had dimmed the light. i tried using the brightness feature but that is not the problem. it seems like there may be several bulbs or LED's iluminating the display and more than half these have stopped working. The light on the top screen is fine. Can anyone help? is this fixable?

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Re: Lights on bottom screen don't light

I dont think it is a problem i think it just does it to save energy

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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