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DS Lite bottom screen will not light up. The top screen is fine. The touch part still works. I just can't see anything. It was dropped. Could it be something loose inside?

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Your bottom lcd is busted. It'll have to be replaced.



Look online for Nintendo DS bottom lcd replacements.. Fairly cheap

Posted on May 30, 2009

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