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Non-working top screen

My daughter dropped her ds lite on the floor and now the top screen will not work at all.  It is simply blank. No lines, No pixels, just a blank screen.  The bottom works fine.  Any suggestions.

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Re: non-working top screen

If you see lines on either screen of your Nintendo DS Lite during game play, then it is likely one or more of the components that create the image on the screen are damaged. This can occur if there has been an impact -- such as being dropped or hit -- to the Nintendo DS Lite's screens. Phone 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available repair options and they will be grateful to assist you at any time of need.Important Note: If you are seeing lines on the screen that slowly fade away after turning off the system, this is normal.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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