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Replaced the shell and now the touch screen isn't responding!

The hinge broke on my sons ds lite, so I replaced the whole shell, but when I'd finished the touch screen comes on but is not responding, also when I plug it into recharge, that is not working either, the red light doesn't come on!! Please can somebody help me, my son is going to drive me nuts if he can't play with his ds lite!!!

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  • julie51 May 10, 2009

    Thanks for the advice, I have tried it all again, but still not working, I think the screen cable may have got damaged, I think I will have to buy a new touch screen, will this solve the problem?

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I have actually done this same thing attempting to repair my old gray DS. Had to replace the screen to screen cable and touch pad, but that is another matter.

When the DS screen to screen cables are out of place, the DS will act exactly like this. The screens will flash once and the DS won't even attempt a charge. This is a safety feature of sorts in the DS design to prevent a possible short.
I'm assuming you had to remove the screen to screen communication cable when replacing the shells so you most likely didn't put the cable in all the way into the correct ports.
Sometimes even if they are off just a bit the machien just won't use it and act like its outright dead.

Best thing to do is to go back and reinsert the cables again.
There should be a small line on the board just under where the cable should be. You need to try and aling the cable with this line as best as you can.
Push the cable as far back into the port as you can without forcing it in. You should never need to use much force at all.

Press the plastic tab down and lock the cable in place with the port and do the same with the second one.

Once thats done, plug it in and turn it on.
It should normally go into the settings as these are usually erased when the battery is removed.

If it continues the odd dead like behavior. Simply attempt the precedure over again until you ahve it right.
Commonly you may see odd colorisation and the like if the cable is in enough but not in just right.

Take your time with it and be paient. Its not always easy but isn't too hard once you figure it out on your own.

The same info should help with other cable problems like this aswell.

Good luck with the rerpairs.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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    shadow1w2 May 10, 2009

    replacing the screen to screen cable would most likely work. Replacing the entire screen is costly and not always worth it.
    There are shops that sell the screen to screen cable, or "screen communication module" as I've heard it called, for rather cheap. They aren't official parts but they do work.
    I suggest looking for one of those before replacing an entire screen.
    Most cases are that the cables are not in completely.
    It takes a lot of adjusting but keep with it.
    Never hurts to buy a spare part, but usually with the DS machines they will be rather picky about being in the right spot.



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