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Nintendo DS Upper Display

My upper display will not show any data. However it does lite up and I can see the pixels. I was wondering if there is a way to determine if the problem is with the upper display, cable or main board?

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Re: Nintendo DS Upper Display

There is are backlight adjustment screws next to the battery compartment, try rotating them when the top screen will not display

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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