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Microphone problem The microphone is out of place on my DS and i need to fix it. Nintnedo wants to charge me 80+ dollars to fix it. i would rather fix it myself, but i don't know how to remove the cover. do you have any idea how to open it up? it needs some weird screwdriver

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  • tasha4014 Feb 07, 2009

    microphone quit in DS and i dont know how to fix it me



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The nintendo consoles including the Ds all use a tri wing screwdriver. This can be purchased from or you could make your own like I did by grinding 3 points off a hex screwdriver.
Once you have got the screwdriver then it is relatively easy to take the Ds apart and fix any problems.

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Posted on May 14, 2008


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Here is a tutorial for the Original DS:
And the DS lite
Please rate me well if this helps.
Take Care,

Posted on May 12, 2008

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Please rate me well if this helps.
Take Care,

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