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When i turn my Ds on the top screen is white but me and my dad took it apart and the ribbon cable is fine what else could have caused this

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The screen itself is probably broken. You can order one of nintendo. Or if you are in the uk send it o to get fixed.

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Screen flashes white then goes black

Sounds like a ribbon cable to the top screen maybe damaged. Upon startup, the ds does a systems check, any kind of failure e.g. a ribbon cable or a faulty screen would cause the console to shut down again. Presuming everything else works charging etc this is most likely to be the problem.

Sep 10, 2012 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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I have just changed the top screen and now when i turn it on the screen flashes and turns off

Depending on which screen flashes tells you which screen is faulty. If the screen you have just changed flashes then it is the bottom screen that is faulty. However I have known the DS to be rather sensitive when it comes to connections. Take the DS apart again and reinsert the ribbon cables that connect the screens to the motherboard. This will hopefully correct the problem.

Hope this helps.

Jul 31, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My ds lite won't turn on both fuses are good the top screen was broke so I tried another screen I had that dident work. So I put the old one back on and now the ds wont turn on .The green lite flashes then...


It's all to do with the top screen... What happens is that when you turn the DS lite on it performs a quick check on the screens to make sure they are connected properly, if one or both are not connected properly then the unit will shut down.
The flashing of the screen shows you that that particular screen is fine whereas the one that does nothing is not connected properly, either through a loose connection or faulty screen/ ribbon.

Your best bet is to buy a new top screen (I usually get mine from ebay for around £10-£12) and fit it. That should sort out your issue.

Any further problems or questions feel free to message me via my profile page.



Feb 22, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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How do I replace a DS Lite top screen? Any special tools needed? Thanks.

You have to take the whole ds apart to replace the top screen its not the easiest one of the screens to replace.

I'll start assuming you have dissasembled the bottem half of the ds but it is still attached. Once the logic board and bottem screen have been removed you are left with just the plastic where the buttons are, still looking at the ds as if you looking at the back of it, on the top left you will see two screws these have to be undone, you will need a small philips screw driver, once undone the two pieces should come apart, becarefull of the wires on the right, thread them back through the hole, and there is a slight cut in the plastic allowing you to thread the ribbon cable out as well.
When you have just the top half, turn it so the speakers are facing you as if you playing on it, there are four philips screws to undo, but they are coverd by small rubber gromets, you will have to prise them out using somthing pointed like the end of a stanley blade, becareful not to scratch the plastic. Once the screws are all out hold with both hands with your thumbs where the speakers are, apply a bit of presure in a downward and towards you motion the two parts should slide away from each other, you will see a gap at the top, turn the whole thing over again and lift the top half up and away from you exposeing the top screen and speakers, attached to the black wire is the wirless receiver which you dont need to touch and the white wire is the mic. Thread the ribbon cable back through the hinge by rolling it up and it should go through. You will need to desolder the speakers from the ribbon cable attached to the screen(ensure u note which way the wires are soldered so you can resolder them on properly to the new screen). Once thats done put it all back together the way you took it apart.

There is videos on how to do this in more detail on youtube just do a search and you will find what you are looking for.

Tools needed:

Tri-wing screw driver
Small philips screw driver or pozy drive
Pointed object(stanley blade)
Pair of twizzers

Hope this helps. post back if you have problems and ill try to run you through them.

Jan 29, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Changed bottom screen tested before putting back


Happens sometimes it is one of two things:
1) When you put the DS back together is the ribbon from the top screen wound to tightly as this can cause the ribbon to pull out slightly from the socket on the motherbaord causing the blackout.
2) I have seen this happen only once before! The plsatic of the shell had a small chip where the battery connectors from the motherboard stick through into the battery compartment. THis tiny piece of plastic was stopping the final connection between battery and DS. Drove me mad, did all the usuals checked battery connections etc. Worht a look.

Nov 19, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Bottom screen completly blank top screen is fine ,

Screen cable has come disconnected from housing or fatigue has worn out cable ribbon between top and bottom.

If you take apart to investigate make a scketch of DS and where you took screws from etc.

putting back should be reverse of removal.

Watch out for hidden clips in plastic housing etc.

Ribbons are available from ebay.


Aug 30, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My top screen wont work

Your ribbon cable may be damaged or it might have come loose from the board. The LCD might also be bad. Either way the system would have to be taken apart and this is an undertaking on the DS. If it's under warrenty call Nintendo and have them replace it. If not you'll want to find a repair center. I've done these repairs many of times and unless you really know what you're doing with the DS it's easy to break it much worse than it started out. There are plenty of these on ebay where people have simply made it worse.

Jul 09, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Onceturned on, the green light goes on, the touch screen flashes white, then it all turns off.

You might only have a loosen screen ribbon cable.

If not careful while taking out the top screen ribbon you can damage it causing blank screens and finally the DS wont work.

The solution to a broken top screen ribbon is to replace the whole screen in DS lite or buy the ribbon cable in the DS fat and replace.

If the broken top screen ribbon is caused by broken hinge then you should replace the shell also to avoid other broken screen.

May 22, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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NDS Lite will not turn on

I hear about the ribbon cable not being inserted wel.
Lots of people had it put in place, looking ok but no action from the ds. I suggest to reinsert the ribon cables, i heard its quite tricky with the ds...

Apr 10, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo DS Power On Fault

Try to charge it if that dosent work buy a new batery for it.

Oct 07, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

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