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Nintendo DS lite

I have just repaired a cracked hinge in a Nintendo DS and soldered a new power switch on to the motherboard but now the speakers don't work. The headphones are fine and I checked for broken wires conecting the speakers to the top screen ribon and all looked ok. Could it be a mis aligned ribbon? Everything else works fine.

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Ive had that problem before, all i did was turn it off and on several times then it worked

Posted on May 11, 2008

You should get it fixed

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Chances are the screens ribbon connectior has become loose or the screen has develouped a fault.

If its under warranty then send it in, otherwise you can take it to a local repair shop or do a bit of DIY.

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Screw the DS lite back together and hope fully this has resolved the issue.

If you find that your DS lite now doesn't want to stay powered on please refer to my other tips and tricks I have issued on here.

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

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