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Top screen cracked

How do i replace it?

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Re: top screen cracked

Here is a guide to dismantle an original Nintendo DS:

How to dismantle a Nintendo DS.

If yours is the NDS Lite, just find this video in youtube: "Disassembling Nintendo DS Lite"

And after opening it you can do your work replacing the top screen. Just be careful with the flexible cables, the new screen and other sensitive electronic parts on your device and you will be on your way.

Good Luck...

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Re: top screen cracked

Omg just build a time machaine and go back in time and stop your self from cracking it

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My DSI has a crack on the top screen and my warrenty expierd what shoud i do

If the crack makes the DSi unusable then you may be able to find a replacement top screen online.

Since your warranty has expired, this might be your best option if it has become unusable. Screens will be around $20 which is much less expensive than an entirely new console.

This video offers some tips on replacing the top screen of a DSi and a place to buy a top screen:

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I opened my DSi and turned it on and there were tons of cracks and there was a dark blobbish thing on the top screen.

I have seen this before. It happens when pressure is applied to the top screen when the system is closed. Try exploiting the warranty and getting it fixed by Nintendo. You could replace the top screen your self but it is kind of difficult, and is dangerous to the DS.

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Here is a place that sells the replacement screen for your Nintendo DS Lite:

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The Top screen has a big black circle on it.

The top screen will need to be replaced. Your only options are to either to send it off for repair or to fix it yourself.

If you intend on fixing it yourself I have a couple of guides to help you...

DS lite dismantling guide.

DS lite top screen replacement.

Hope this helps, any problems or further questions please feel free to contact me via my profile page.



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get a triwing screwdriver and take off the top case carefully. inspect the ribbon wires carefully. if you can see a crack in it you will need to replace it. otherwise you may need a new screen. I am willing to do the repair for you if you want.

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The right hand side hinge has the ribbon cable for the top screen inside and the 2 wires for ths mic and wireless, chances are the ribbon cable has become damaged, therefore the top screen will proberly need replacing.

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Top Screen of DS Lite broken

Replace upper screen and the Upper front bezel.
Or replace the upper screen and the complete DS Lite Housing. You can find them on the well known auction sites. Please be aware that you must know what your are doing. If in doubt, send it to Nintendo or a local Nintendo repair service


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u both have cracked it u need to buy a replacement screen

Feb 20, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Top screen, it may be in wiring

The ribbon cable which connects the top screen to the base of your ds is probably cracked or has a split in it. With an original ds you can just replace the cable but on a ds lite you have to replace the whole of the top screen if the cable is broken. If you are feeling adventurous and don't mind voiding your warranty then you can buy a screwdriver from and then you can buy a top screen from All I can suggest is that you're carefull. Hope this helps.

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