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Ds Lite Hi the back of my sons Ds lite is very loose, it moves around 6 mm so you can see inside the ds a bit I was wondering if there were any screws that could be tightened to make it better - the only screws i can see are at the bottom of the console, are there screws under the little rubber feet? what can i do?? lol please help

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Re: Ds Lite

You may buy the screws here:


But my opinion is to go to a hardware store with a sample (cant be too long, the original ones are aprox 3mm long X 1mm diameter), try to find screws that fit and use normal philips screws instead these tri winding screws as you would need a tri winding screwdriver to put the original screws in place. All the screws in the NDSL screw in the plastic case except for the battery one that screw in a squared nut.

Good Luck...

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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The top screen on my DS Lite lights up but there is no picture, the touch screen works fine and so dose every thing ellse.


Chances are the screens ribbon connectior has become loose or the screen has develouped a fault.

If its under warranty then send it in, otherwise you can take it to a local repair shop or do a bit of DIY.

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.

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 and hope fully this has resolved the issue.

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.


Feb 07, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Hello...i have a problem with my son's ds lite, the hinge is broken, can it be fixed?

yes check ebay for hinge axle ds lite, from what i understand their are 2 types so make sure its for ds lite, should be around £4.99 with a screw driver lol

Jan 23, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds lite that shuts off unexpectedly

Hi again,

Ive been doing a bit of research and it seems that if the DS lite has had a knock the black coil near the power switch could have been knocked loose which would make the DS lite switch off randomly. If you want to see if thats the problem take the DS lite apart (for a dismantle guide click here) and check to see if its loose... its the black round thing with 100 written on it near the power switch. If its loose then heat up the solder round it and that should reset it.

If thats not it check the L2 transistor is firmly in place, again if its loose heat the solder and reset it.

Another thing you can check is the power switch make sure its solid and doesnt wobble internally i.e. the black moveable part only moves the way its supposed to, as well as checking the solder is solid.


Hope this helps, if it doesn't sort out your issue then get back to me and I will continue to help you.


Jan 04, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My sons ds lite has a jammed l button please help

with a special tri screw driver open up the DS from underneath theres about 6-7 screws, hidden one's are under battery in the corner, one in game card slot and two under the rubber padsRemove slot 2 cover. Carefully ease the back off the L and R buttons are spring loaded so hold them down so you don't loose track of how they are fitted. If the micro button has to be replaced then you will need to solder it in. The part is about £5. If you are in the UK and can't find anyone to fix it get back to me.

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Slightly push once. If too fast come out.
If still, back to nintendo

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If you want get some tools and take the ds apart.make sure all the pieces are straight and are put together right.if there not straight,make them straight.if there not put together,put them back together.Hope it works.

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no i tried it just melted the inside of the ds i dont recamend it call tech support or take it back i did

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Components may have come loose on the board, or damaged solder joints. Water damage can sometimes only appear after water has had time to seep, unless knock helped throw some residual water around inside, onto things it shouldn't touch.

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