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Nintendo DS lite Slot 1 bended pins

My Nintendo DS lite will not read games so I called Nintendo and they told me to check my slot 1 for bended pins. I'm guessing the problem with my DS lite slot 1 is bent connector pins. Nintendo said it would be 60$. Where can I go or who can I contact to get this fixed for cheap? I live in Miami, Fl by the way.

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You can do it yourself by removing the casing, check out this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRzTgfo2PsM

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