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How do you take ds lite apart? Want to replace bottom screen.

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Your best bet is youtube.com .DO NOT GO TO THE WEBSITE matyd POSTED.
HE IS A ***. do not bridge the fuse. replace it.

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There are videos on youtube to watch and this is a good site ive only just been told about.

http://www.m3wiki.com/index.php?title=Nintendo_DS_Lite_:_Repair_a_broken_console_(blown_fuse)

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Display screen on DS Lite

I had this same problem on my Lite earlier this year.  It was still under warranty, so I sent it in to Nintendo repair, who replaced the hinge assembly.  Based on the symptom and the repair, I suspect it's caused by a loose/damaged ribbon cable between the upper screen and the rest of the Lite.

I'd be leery of trying to fix it yourself (I've worked on similar problems in laptops), but if your Lite is out of warranty, you might try one of the third-party repair services.  Depending on whether the ribbon cable is damaged or just loose, they may not even need any replacement parts.

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SOURCE: bottom screen

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Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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SOURCE: DS LITE BOTTOM SCREEN IS WHITE WITH BLUE&GRAY LINES

u need a new screen in the bottom, try to get a nintendo brand screen instead of an aftermarket.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Top Screen Replacement of DS Lite

there is a video tutorial at http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=11484
which tells you how to disassemble the ds lite

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: my ds lite won't turn on both fuses are good

Hi,

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.

Regards,

SOD69

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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Bottom internal touch screen cracked on ds lite-how do we get it repaired


Unless you are comfortable of taking it apart yourself and ordering the part online.
I'd suggest going here.
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/dslite_repair_home.jsp

Mar 03, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite Top Screen Replacement


Hi,

Has your top screen devlouped a fault or stopped working altogether? Here is my guide to re-connecting a new top screen and fitting a new one.

Take the DS lite apart (a tri wing screwdriver is needed and can be found cheap on ebay), disconnect the top screen by lifiting the motherboards connector flap (located near the hindge) and then re-insert it, try switching it on again and see if thats sorted it. If not then you will need to replace the screen. (If you need help taking the DS lite apart then check out my other tips and tricks posted on here).

A new screen can be brought on ebay for a reasonable price, there will be a little soldering required as the speakers will need to be de-soldered from the old screen and re-soldered onto the new one (please take note of which wire goes where).

Remove the screws from the lid of the DS lite (4x screws hidden under little coloured squares above and below both speaker outlets) slide the top/outer part away from the hindges, it will move about 5mm and then you can lift it off... Gently pull the ribbon through the hindge so that it is free from the bottom part of the DS lite, pry the screen away from the shell (a small amount of force may be required to remove it) remove the front plastic part of the screen (with the respective DS lite coloured frame, de-solder the speakers, re-attatch them to the new screen, place the new screen into the housing along with the speakers and put back the wifi and mic to their original position if they got moved, you will notice a slot in the hindge where the ribbon goes in, this is for the ribbon to easily slide back into the bottom part of the DS lite... pop the ribbon through and then re-attatch it to the motherboard with the connector, pressing down the connectors flap.

Screw the DS lite back together, after this you will need to place the plastic sheet with the respective DS lite coloured frame back onto the top screen... The reason you don't put it on any time before that is if you put it on prior to putting the new screen in place you will have great difficulty trying to get it correctly aligned.

If you find that your DS lite now doesn't want to stay powered on please refer to my other tips and tricks I have issued on here.

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

Regards,
SOD69

on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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My ds lite bottom screen keeps flickering and is all distorted, it makes it very hard to play the game. please help


maybe you tap on the screen hard or do you drop your ds often if yes i think that your screens are ripping apart.

Jun 21, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Ds lite screen flash white tehm off


Hi,

The screen that does NOT flash will need replacing.

It may look fine and dandy but there is still an issue.

The reason for the flash is that when switched on the DS lite performs a qucik check of the screens, if there is an issue the unit will switch itself off again.

My answer is, judging that you have said you have taken it apart to have a look that you are willing to repair it yourself.
Have a look on ebay for the relevant screen (plenty of people on ebay stock them) and then replace the screen that does NOT flash.

This should solve your issue.

If you need a guide to replace the respective screen click on my name to access my profile and at the bottom of the page you will find my guides.

Hope this helps,

Regards,
SOD69

May 14, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My nephews ds lite has been water damaged for years and i don't know if i can fix it.


Well try taking it apart and letting it dry, and you can buy replacement DS parts, such as top/bottom screens, from Amazon. however, to take it apart, you're going to need a triwing screwdriver, also available on Amazon.com.

Feb 18, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Majority of bottom screen DS Lite not working......


There is a guy on youtube that has great instruction on taking it apart. REMEMBER. the bottom screen has two parts. The lighted part and the pressure part. Know which you need before purchasing. I had to do it three times and then a clip inside finally broke. Also, e-bay has those screens for $2 or so with $4 in shipping. Good luck.

Dec 20, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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None responsive DS lite screen


Hi,
It sounds like you need a replacement touch screen. They are reasonably simple to replace if you're confident with taking it apart, otherwise you'll need to pay for a repair. You can buy touchscreen on ebay fairly cheaply.

Jan 05, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Broken bottom screen


Some of the screws are hidden.
-2 under rubber feet (bottom of console) - just prise the feet off - they just stick back on when refitting.
-1 screw (when the console is upside down) is in the middle of the cartride entry point - small black tri-wing screw.

Failing that check out YouTube - there are lots of videos showing how to take the case apart and put it back together again.

Sep 03, 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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DS 2 Peices


Hey, you need a new outer case and a new top screen. There is a ribbon that comes out of the top screen on the top case and connects to the bottom one. There is a very good chance that ribbon has torn off. So you need to replace the top screen and a new outer case with a new hinge. I would send it to Nintendo, I believe they offer a flat rate service for the Nintendo DS Lite.

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Jan 22, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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