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Nintendo ds - broken hinges

I have a new console case that I am fitting as the hinges on my ds are broken. I have fitted the casing but am unable to get the old metal rods from the old ds case, into the new housing. Any tips as there weren't any instructions with it? Thanks s.swann

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Re: nintendo ds - broken hinges

Try gripping them with a pair of long nose pliers and pulling them out. I'd advise a layer of cloth between plier teeth and rods, to stop them being gouged.

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