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DS Lite lower screen has lines

Hi, I recently replaced the case, and followed the instructions carefully, but when I started it, the lower screen now has fine lines horizontally across it.

I checked and recheked the connections to the board from the screen, but I can never get it to look better.

So, did I somehow fry or damage a chip on the circuit board, or did I mess up the screen?

If I need to take a pic of it, I can tomorrow. Thanks!

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Re: DS Lite lower screen has lines

Same prob on both my ds lite and fat,

and on my mates ds lite,

its to do with the refresh rate, its normal on smaller lcd screens

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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Re: DS Lite lower screen has lines

A new screen should fix the problem. Unless you have damaged the connector on the circuit board.

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