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DS lite- Lower screen flashes ok initially then fills with vertical lines

Any idea what this means and what is required to repair it?

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Re: DS lite- Lower screen flashes ok initially then fills...

Please try to explain better on another post so i can try to help you :-)

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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Hinge and Top screen of my Ds lite is broken.... T-T

you would need to replace the top screen ebay has them cheap

top lcd item no. 380136107562

a replacement shell can be bought for around £10 +

depending on what design you would like

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Ds lite flashes on but fuses are ok

One or both your screens have blown.

Try removing the motherboard from the screens and attach the battery the green light should turn on and stay on.

Now attach the lower screen and turn on. If the screen is ok the screen and green light will flash and then turn off. (if the screen doesn't flash the bottom screen is you're problem and will have to be replaced)

If this happens the problem is then you're top screen which you will have to replace.

Jul 26, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Bottom touch screen has vertical lines all over it

This is a common problem amongst DS lites. It won't go away but it doesn't affect anything so just ignore it.

Jul 11, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite - Onyx

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Nintendo ds lite top screen has lines

sounds like possibly the ribbon, should get it checked incase it dies for good.

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Nintendo DS lite - dropped

Might be worth taking it into a phone repair shop to see if they can replace the LCD screen. (yes, a phone repair shop - a lot of them do portable console screens too!) If they can't do it, it's probably unfixable realistically.

Mar 27, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds lite,green light on but not the screens

I had the Same problem on my wifes DS.  First problem was that it kept swithing itself off, so sent it to Nintendo for repair.  Within a week it was broken again.

This time the green light was coming on, but no sound and no sign of life in the screens.

Well, I'd already had to pay nintendo for the first fix (different region, no warranty, apparrently).  So I thought seeing as it's out of warranty anyway, why not open it up and have a look.

To open it you need specailist tools, I don't recommend it if you've never done anything like it before.

Anyways, the bios chip was no longer connected to the main PCB.  I simply plugged it back in and added some slips of post it note to stop it coming off again.

You can see in the picture, the chip easily plugs back onto that white clip on the board.

Once it was back on. the DS has been working fine.

Feb 27, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Vertical lines/"cracked line" on the top screen

absolutely! if you have experience with eBay, you can buy a new screen and install it yourself. If this isn't something you want to attempt there are many other repair services other than Nintendo which will charge you upwards of 80$. A new screen can be bought for less than half of that on eBay and installed somewhat easily.

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Power on, lower screen problem

The connection to the lower screen is probably a bit broken. If you feel up to it you could take your DS apart using a tri winged screwdriver (can be bought from or you could just send it in for repair.

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