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Vertical lines/"cracked line" on the top screen

My daughter's DS was stepped on and it now has vertical lines on the top screen. Is it repairable?

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Re: 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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