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I have a DS lite and the bottom screen is now white and i cant see any thing but the touch part still works

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  • Crystal Turner Sep 25, 2009

    I tried that and used a car charger but still does the same thing, turns on but the bottom screen stays white

  • Crystal Turner Sep 25, 2009

    I have asked advice on my DS LITE but it keeps telling me to accept or reject the offer, I tried what he said but it didnt work .......... My Ds lite was working fine then all of a sudden i turned it on and the bottom touch screen went white, when I use the styles on it, I can hear that it is still working but it is just a white screen, my first advice was to take out thee battery which I did for a fair while then put it back in and charge it via another source which I did in the car but it is still white nothing has changed

  • Crystal Turner Sep 25, 2009

    not working but I have been told what I need to do to replace it, thankyou



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Car charger? The problem is not with your Nintendo PSU, a car charger would not make any difference.
Your Nintendo is Faulty, when it is showing only half screen, The problem is either ribbon cable or LCD display.
The LCD display has two separate panels. One is the LCD that display picture, connected to the controller board through a flat ribbon cable. And the touchscreen panel, that has its own wiring to mainboard.
In your case either the LCD panel or the flat ribbon cable is faulty. When you get the half screen problem it is usually the panel.
LCD display replacement for DS is a cheap part, its cost is below $10:
LCD Touch Screen Display for Nintendo DS Lite £6.82 new
Here disassembly procedure:
YouTube - Disassembling Nintendo DS Lite.
About accepting and refusing, that determines the way the system give us the money, for that reason the expert was insisting. Just reward the most useful solution when you think you are satisfied. In that way the system won't end up rewarding somebody that is just chasing the money reward, and does not know how to fix an electronic.
Let me know if you have more questions about your DS.

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Try first to reset the unit and see if that helps and that by taking the battery out from the back for some time to make sure it is totally off then connect the battery and close the back and use another charger to charge the battery if you using direct AC then try using the car charger...let me know if this helped or not...good luck

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • Norman Al-Anbar Sep 25, 2009

    If that did not work it, may be fault with the cartridge, try cleaning the gold contacts.

    If the screens go white or black intermittently after that, more likely there is a problem with your DS.

    Hope that work for you, and please let me know



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