How do I replace a DS Lite top screen? Any special tools needed? Thanks.
You have to take the whole ds apart to replace the top screen its not the easiest one of the screens to replace.
I'll start assuming you have dissasembled the bottem half of the ds but it is still attached. Once the logic board and bottem screen have been removed you are left with just the plastic where the buttons are, still looking at the ds as if you looking at the back of it, on the top left you will see two screws these have to be undone, you will need a small philips screw driver, once undone the two pieces should come apart, becarefull of the wires on the right, thread them back through the hole, and there is a slight cut in the plastic allowing you to thread the ribbon cable out as well.
When you have just the top half, turn it so the speakers are facing you as if you playing on it, there are four philips screws to undo, but they are coverd by small rubber gromets, you will have to prise them out using somthing pointed like the end of a stanley blade, becareful not to scratch the plastic. Once the screws are all out hold with both hands with your thumbs where the speakers are, apply a bit of presure in a downward and towards you motion the two parts should slide away from each other, you will see a gap at the top, turn the whole thing over again and lift the top half up and away from you exposeing the top screen and speakers, attached to the black wire is the wirless receiver which you dont need to touch and the white wire is the mic. Thread the ribbon cable back through the hinge by rolling it up and it should go through. You will need to desolder the speakers from the ribbon cable attached to the screen(ensure u note which way the wires are soldered so you can resolder them on properly to the new screen). Once thats done put it all back together the way you took it apart.
There is videos on how to do this in more detail on youtube just do a search and you will find what you are looking for.
Tri-wing screw driver
Small philips screw driver or pozy drive
Pointed object(stanley blade)
Pair of twizzers
Hope this helps. post back if you have problems and ill try to run you through them.
Jan 29, 2010 |
Nintendo DS Lite