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How difficult is it to replace the casing for a nintendo ds?

My daughter dropped her ds resulting in a broken hinge. how difficult is it to replace the full case or should I have it done proffesionally?

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U need to find someone that can repair it in your area. Email me at if u live in australia and i can give u a link to someone who can fix it.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007


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Ive just replaced the entire casing on my daughter's DS (6 hours of hell), as the hinhe housing had broken, and now the touch screen doesnt work. Any ideas where to start?

for starters make sure you have a person of expertise for plan B, i can understand the same thing. even though im 14 i have been doing something similar. ok if the hinge is broken then the wires in the main hinge that links the top screen and bottom screen have collided. or when you have been taking off the casing you may have accidently moved something. ok take it all apart again, if your confident and your middle name is instinct and initative you would probably take a look. if you found the problem or need to result to help always check your manual and guides. If you would like to know try using the DS helpline even though they might have a go at you for taking apart the DS or ask un reasonable questions lets get to the point, ask them about the problem if nothing still occurs best thing to do is plan be as i mentioned at the start. some one of expertise so start poking around for a technition (sorry if i spelled it wrong) who seems to know what he is doing, preferably some one who is in the video games criteria and to shorten it down look for some who knows alot about the nintendo stuff. if plan b still doesnt work then im afraid its time to lose about £100-150 and say sorry to your daughter by getting her a DSi. everyone is happy but your wallet =3

i hope this has helped you in any way possible :3

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There out it is nothing like a broken hinge only repair solution, the only way to get it repaired is to buy a new replacement shell and replace the broken parts or the whole shell, but some cheap shells wont last and will broke again so read reviews. And if you are not too skilled be careful when replacing or you can get your DS more damaged.

The best is to find a good case broken DS, like water damage etc. to get only the original plastic parts. I should love to have to buy only the broken parts needed but you have to buy the whole thing.

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The described problem you have happens normally if you dropped the DS Lite. So thats why Nintendo states that it must have been dropped. It would be difficult to proof that it not has been dropped.

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