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Ds top screen half normal half green tint

Hey. I recently put in a description of this problem, but i have more info on it now. On startup the entire top screen is normal colour but after a few seconds you can just detect some green writing appear on the right centrally. After another second or two the entire right half (exactly half) of the screen fills in with a green tint (same as the writing that appeared first). Is this a memory error or is there something i can fix myself






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Re: ds top screen half normal half green tint

I had the same problem  but it was blue tint shortly after the ds would turn on flash then turn off turned out to be the wire ribbon to top screen:: needed new top screen!! 

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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