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My nintendo ds has a riped ribbon cable can i get it from something else for cheap or can it be fixed another way

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You'll need to replace the cable with an exact replacement so that it doesn't tear or wear out on its' own in the future.

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One of your ribbon cables is being pulled out or is not connecting when you open your DS.
If you go to you can find manuals to assist you in opening the DS and where to locate the "clips" that you will need to tighten.
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