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Top screen of ds lite has lines

Upper screen of ds lite has lines running through and when my son taps the console it disappears for a while and comes back.

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Re: top screen of ds lite has lines

Get a tri winged screwdriver (can be bought from take the rubber pads off and undo your DS. Check the screen connections attatched to the speaker circuit board and the connections on the main circuit board. If the cable looks to have a slight crack in it or looks to be excessively bent the buy a new connector. (you can buy them from Hope this helps :-)

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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