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Power on, lower screen problem

When i power on, upper screen is fine, lower screen is distorted (vertical lines). So need to re-power on. Sometime its OK right away, sometime need several trials. Why & How to fix this?

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  • jaschoy Oct 31, 2007

    please help

  • jeremys524 Jul 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my daughters Nintendo DS after my wife dropped it. Lower screen has the vertical lines that never go away. Should I send it in or will a ribbon do the trick?

    The lower screen responds to drawing when no game is put in. The upper screen show what is drawn, so it seems the problem is just a connection. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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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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