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Bottom Screen doesn't work but lights up

My son dropped his DS lite on the floor and now the top screen works fine - the bottom screen is white but has no graphics.

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Re: Bottom Screen doesn't work but lights up

I had the same issue... You will need to replace the bottome screen. You can get it on ebay cheep and fix it yourself.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

Re: Bottom Screen doesn't work but lights up

Cable problem most likely usually cheaper to replace.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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