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DS top screen backlight will not turn on when a game is in

The backlight will not turn on when I have a game in slot one. The advance games will work as I have it set to the bottom screen. But when I have any game in slot 1 there is no backlight. Any solutions before I have to send it in to nintendo to try to get it fixed? And no, the alarm is not set.

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  • Jenchan Apr 09, 2008

    Thanks for the info. Is it hard to replace the LCD and is it something I can easily get from Ebay or somewhere else online. It's the older model DS and it has no warranty, so I have to fix it myself.



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The older style DS is easier to fix. And yes you can find the LCD on ebay cheapest.

Here is a quick picture walk thru.

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The LED is probably dead. You can replace the LCD or if it's under warrenty Nintendo will replace it.

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is it definitely "any" game? Reason is that a lot of games are now suffering from flat batteries, the symptom of which is what you're saying, corrupt save data.

The only solution is to change the battery if thats the case.

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