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My Nintendo DS top screen is blank white and is not working

The screen is blank and white when I turn it on and is not working. The bottom screen is working fine though.

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  • chris126 Feb 22, 2008

    mine is a fat ds and it is the same thin as his

  • Js dad Feb 28, 2008

    Same problem. My son was using it with no problems before we ran an errand. When we get back to the car an hour later, the top screen is completely white. I have removed the battery to reset everything and tried all the games (GBA or DS) even the Pictochat mode with the same results.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    when I went on wifi with Jump Ultimate Stars, it was fine until in the middle of the fight the top screen turned white. I took apart my ds and did not see any cables loose
    the ds still works but the top screen is blank white
    did someone hack my ds?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    exactly, how do you fix the connection? i have the same problem, and what does HTH mean? please tell me because i really want to play my DS again!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    i went to sleep and when i woaake up its screen as white

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    yeah i recently had the same problem, but mine has just a bit of color on the right side. it works when i angle the topscreen differently but then it is hard to see both screens

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    i have same prob

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    when i turn my ds on there is nothing on the top screen its just white !

  • KerriAspden Aug 11, 2008

    my top screen is blank when i turn my ds lite on !!!!!

  • pattyisabell Aug 21, 2008

    well its not exacaly the same problem the port the ribbon goes into on the mother board poped off and i was wondering if it could be fixed or just to get a new ds

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    Every time I turn on my DS lite the top screen is just white and I can't play DS games I can only play gameboy games

  • themercers4 Dec 14, 2008

    top screen is split one side light and one side with color.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem but it whites out at random times but just try bending it back all the and maybe it will work.

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  • ladydi85 Feb 04, 2009

    Screen was white after charging the game to replay. Anyone? anyone?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    the top screen is blank when i turn it on but the bottom screen works fine

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    top screen not working black +white lines on it bootom screen fine

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    The top screen is white and I try to move the screen back and forth, but it won't work. The bottom screen is perfectly fine. Just the top

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    mt top ds screen is blank too but the bottom screen works just fine wut do you reccomend??

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    the same thing, my screen is blank white but the bottom one is working fine.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i just got the new dsi and today i turned it on the both screens where blank white i just dont know what to do

  • ryankirby Jun 13, 2013

    i have a dsi and it has a white screen on bots screens becuase i clicked the power and now that hapend!

  • ryankirby Jun 13, 2013

    my dsi wont work becuase i clicked the power bunnton then both screens went white 100%!! how the h do u fix it??

  • ryankirby Jun 13, 2013

    more than 1 time



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It's a poor connection to your top screen that's your problem, the issue is either that the conection is loose that holds the top screen ribbon cable to the board or that the ribbon cable to the top screen is damaged and will require replacing

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My screen went blank white ,i red that it could b the cable inside so i pushed my top and bottem screen together while it was open
and the top screen came back
(this worked on the original ds, not ds lite or dsi)

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

  • duncan_go_nu Mar 25, 2011

    Wat u do 4 DS lite then smart guy?


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If you top screen is blank white like mine try this;
one day my little brother and i were trying to play and he turned it on and moved it in a position and it started working but it has to stay in that spot

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

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One of my friends dogs chewed my ds light and the screen went blank and i can't do anything i tred to charge it but that didn't work do i have to get a new one one more thing the top screen is almost in two now does that mean i do need a new one?

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Wow, there are some interesting thoughts. Here is a quick way to tell if it's your ciable connection that is the problem. It doesn't matter which device you have, the hardware is basically the same. Hold and press the lower area of the frame for the top video screen. You may need to move your fingers around and press, but not too hard. If you see colorful lines coming and going, then you have a connection problem. Some people are lucky and are able to fix this by simply sliding the screen downward toward the touch screen. Others will need to open their ds/dsi/lite/3ds and physically reconnect or tighten the cable. The unlucky will have to replace the cable (much cheaper) than a new ds. The unluckiest will need a new screen. Their is a video on YouTube on how to replace the top screen that is very easy to follow. Have confidence. You can use the same tutorial for either system. A few things will be a few cm off but just use your gut and wear some glasses. You can do it. A small phillips and a small flathead screwdriver are all you need. Good luck.

And for those that claim the DS and any of its predecessors are junk, you need to step back and gain more experience on game consoles and electronics in general before you make that assumption. I have a household of gamers and every system going back to the days of commodore. I have replaced the ps2 2 times, ps3 1 time, Xbox 360 3 times, Xbox 360 elite 2 times.

However, i've not once had to replace my super Nintendo (22 years old) Nintendo 64 (16 years old), Nintendo GameCube (10 years old), nintendo wii (5 years old), Nintendo dsi (3 years old) and now we have a 3ds. As with any manufactured electronic, there are defective items that are sold in retail stores which will replace or repair the item depending on the company. If you bought it pre-owned, as I bought my Nintendo 64 and Wii, that's a risk you simply take. Do not bash a company for one device. My son is almost six now and has toted his dsi religiously for 3 years and has dropped it dozens of times in the worst ways, he has left it outside overnight and exposed it to the heavy Mississippi morning dew and this dsi has just kept going. I highly recommend Nintendo gaming consoles to everyone. Just have more experience with the products before some parent sees you bashing it and some kid gets cheated out of their first ds system. We love the games on other consoles too, but the only one cheating children is you.

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I think if your going to make something then it should work and not be a piece of ****. and not work.
what about all the kids that got a new dsi for christmas? now theyre all disappointed!

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

  • spamcorn Sep 03, 2010

    dude chill the **** out just cus one nds broke doesnt mean all of them break ive had mine for like 4 years


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Same with me i dont know what to do help me

Posted on Jun 19, 2010

  • kassman Jun 19, 2010

    please help me i need help

  • kassman Jun 19, 2010

    please help me i need help


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I have solution about that.
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1. download wifime
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Posted on Sep 20, 2008

HTH means Hope This Helps

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SOURCE: Ds top screen not working and you can't see a thing, its all just white and blank!!!

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Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: bottom screen on nintendo ds lite has power but no picture

this happened to my friend. she sometimes got really mad and tapped the touch screen too hard. try contacting nintendo. they helped me a lot.
good luck

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my top ds screen is white and i have an R4. the

the problem may be that the screen cord may have been cut from the bottom screen so that is why you cant see the top screen so go get it checked by gamestop or other video game stores

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