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Top Screen Replacement of DS Lite

I just received a replacement screen for my daughter's DS Lite and I have no idea how to remove the old screen. Does anyone know how to replace the top screen of the DS Lite?!?

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  • whitt13 Dec 15, 2007

    Just received replacement top screen and do not know what to unsolder.
    Pleh!

  • amoore5 Feb 03, 2008

    hi - does any hi street stores carry this tri~wing screwdrviver ! and is there any links to a better printable how to on this ?

  • rliew88 May 02, 2008

    does anyone know how to replace screen for nds lite?

    thanks

  • foxykb_145 Aug 25, 2008

    i have broken the top screen and iam wondering if it is repairable . it looks like the screen as cracked ! any help welcome

  • lbernardo Aug 30, 2008

    The top screen of my son's DS lite is broken, I bought a replacement screen but does not know how to replace it.

  • kootachic Dec 23, 2008

    need to replace shell and top screen

  • suck pussy Apr 14, 2009

    ok the ds sucks..my ***** ROCKS THE BED





    its broke

  • suck pussy Apr 14, 2009

    my ds is broke the hinge cracked HOW TO FIX THIS

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

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There's a ribbon connector where the ribbon cable for the touch screen is, either you have to push back the two latches or pry up the clip. Then take out the ribbon cable. Place the ribbon cable of the touch screen back in, and secure the ribbon cable. Then put the console back together.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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Ok to fix this u gotta ...start screwing all the screw on the botton and the top ...the genty remove the screen..then put the new one in...u can easly find screens on ebay ..new one for like $7

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Go to youtube and type in 'fix ds lite screen', or similar. there are videos on there that show you how to replace screens. tri wings arent easily available but if you look for one of those single screw driver sets that have changeable heads there are usually tri wings heads included. hope this helps

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Hello amoore5 I have a triwing screw driver for a couple of quid if you want it

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You need to buy a tri screw driver, and be careful not to break the ribbon as you thread it through the hinge. when finished you need to solder the spear wires on to the new ribbon.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

  • Tony Kast Jan 05, 2008

    on the old ribbon there are two red and two black wires for the speakers un solder these to fit onto the new ribbom.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-DS-Lite-Full-Replacement-Screen/dp/B000RX1E8C

May 31, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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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.

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SOD69

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Hi,

I'm going to guess that only one of the screens lights up... This means that the screen that doesn't light up is causing the problem.

What happens is that when the ds is switched on it performsa quick check on the screens to see if they are working, if one or both fail then the unit will shut off again.

It may simply be that the screens ribbon has come loose which will just need to be reseated however if reseating it does not work then chances are you will need to replace the screen.

If you have a warranty then use it for a repair, if not you have 2 options:

1) Find a repair service (or use nintendo) and have them fix it

or

2) purchase the screen from ebay (or similar) and fit it yourself.

If you wish to repair it yourself I have written some guides that will help you:

DS lite dismantle guide.
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Hope this helps... Any further problems or advice needed feel free to contact me via my profile page.

Regards,
SOD69

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Hi,
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.

Regards,

SOD69

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Hi,
Do you know if the Ds lite has been dropped? It sounds to me that the screens connectior has been dislodged or is receiving too much power.

My best advice is to either send it to nintendo if its under warranty, or if your brave enough take it apart, dissconnect the top screen and then reconnect it. If that doesn't work then chances are you will need to buy a new screen.

If you want more help/advice feel free to message me and I will do my best to help you.

Regards,
SOD69

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Go to the retailer you bought it from and if you bought it less than two years ago you can get a new one free with the exchange of the old one only if you have the warranty

Aug 15, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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this sounds to me that water has leaked into the screen

Apr 11, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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The DS top screen has two components, which are the LCD display, and the backlight. If the LCD display has gone bad but the backlight still works and the connecter is seated properly, the DS will still power on and the lower screen will be normal, and the top screen will light, but it won’t display anything.

You didn’t mention if your DS is the original DS or the DS Lite. Replacement top screens for the DS Lite are cheap on eBay, but installing the screen is a bit complex. The screen for the original DS is a different part and they are more expensive and hard to find.

I’ve never worked on an original DS, so I can only tell you about installing the top screen on a DS Lite.

First, the DS Lite has to be just about completely disassembled. You have to completely remove the top and bottom cases, pull out the microphone and wi-fi cables, and release the connecter for the top screen, which is located on the main board in the lower case. You’ll need the tri-wing screwdriver. You can leave the bottom screen/touch screen assembly attached to the main board, but be careful not to pull or tear the flex cables. Check YouTube for videos on disassembling the DS Lite.

Here’s the deal breaker for most people: The speakers are soldered to the flex cable of the top screen. I’ve never seen a replacement sold with speakers. You’ll have to unsolder your speaker wires from the old screen cable and reconnect them to the new one. If you can’t solder, you could take the screens to a local tv/electronics repair shop and pay to have it done. I got this information for you from http://wiinewz.com/forums/nds-general-discussion/72805-ds-top-screen-white-blank.html this appears to be a common problem I hope this helps

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Hi, it sounds like when the hinge has got damaged, so has the top screen ribbon on the left as its easily ripped. Would need a replacement case and top screen, can recommend here for both: www.console-spares.co.uk, hope this helps.

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Replace the connector cord between two screens. You can buy new ones from DX Deal extreme! Carefully remove through hinge and attach securely.

Be careful not to break the fine wires connecting. Have to twist the connector cord in the correct way to make it go through hinge without damaging.

Good luck cos it is a fiddly job.

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