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Broken Hengis The ds still works but the hengis are broken.

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    Seems to be a common problem with the DS lite -- after just one year of careful handling the hinge breaks clean off !! This must be a design problem but Nintendo won't admit it -- Nintendo UK wanted £50 to repair !!! :o(

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It is a design problem with the metal hinge which fit in the plastic shell; and also a problem with the shell plastics.

So the plastic shell dont bear the metal piece resistance in the utilization positions. I had this problem with the original shell so bought a replacement shell a year ago, now the replacement shell got broken too and I just would like to get a metal or epoxy replacement shell to kill this problem.

SOLUTION: use the NDS lite with broken hinge carefully until the top get totally out of place and then think on sending it to repair or buying a replacement shell to DIY. Dont use the NDS when top is out of place or you would need a top screen replacement also.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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If you havn't had it for a year,, you might be able to take it back where u got it and get a new one,

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Its possible though sometimes it is expensive so dont worth the work.

-Top screen broken: you can buy a replacement and carefully do the work by yourself with the help of a guide (youtube have many) and some tools (3 winding screwdriver is the less common though not much). The foil data ribbon can be bought separatelly for the original NDS though the new NDS lite have it soldered and very difficult to work.

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