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Ds lite i have the right tool but i cant remove the top casing to replace the screen

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  • mowcius May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by you can't remove it?
    Do the screws come out?
    Are they stuck?

    Please provide a bit more info

    Mowcius

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To remove the top external casing first you have to separate the top part from the bottom part of the DS by dissasembling the bottom part and unplugging the top screen ribbon and the white and black wires, then slide these cables through the hinge hole to separate the parts.

Then you must take out the 4 screws under the cover pads in the screen side, and slide the screen side from the external side so the screen side should move like 5mm from the external side and then you would be able to separate both and see the screen, mic and speakers.

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Just replaced the case on my ds lite, took the top layers off of the lcd screens because i was also changing the colour of the case everything went fine but now the touch screen isnt working?


Take your back case off and check your Digitizer connection if its connected as it has happen a bunch of time when repairing DS, its located next to your right bumper.

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Aug 28, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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What does a blank on the top screen of a ds lite mean


Means you need a new top LCD fitting!
if you are in UK or europe you cant beat www.dsdoctor.co.uk

Jun 13, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Top screen won't lock


Hi,

The most likely reason for the screen being unstable is that when the shell casing was damaged the top screens ribbon was damaged at the same time.

You can sort both these issues out but it is not a small job, you will need a few specialist tools, a new top screen, basic soldering skills, delicate handling and plenty of patience.

If you are willing to take on this task then everything you need for the job is readily avaliable from ebay.

The stuff you need are:
1x Replacement shell/ housing/ casing for DS lite.
1x Replacement top screen for DS lite.
1x Precision tri-wing screwdriver.
1x Soldering iron (ideally with 1mm tip, but not essential) and solder.
1x Tweezers.
1x Flat tool, i.e. craft knife, flat head screwdriver.
1x Precision cross head screwdriver.

If you click on my name it will take you to my profile page, once there have a look at my guides I have written, you will need "DS lite dismantle process" and "DS lite top screen replacement".

If you require further help or advice then please get back to me and I will do my best to assist you as best I can.

Regards,
SOD69

May 15, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Lines on my top screen.


Hi,

Sounds like there is an issue with your top screens ribbon connection, I'm afraid your only real option is to have the screen replaced (Although you may be very lucky and only have to re-seat the connection but this is very unlikely with your description). So you have 3 choices:

1) If under warranty send it off to them to sort it out.
2) Take it to a repair shop/ send it to nintendo for a repair (this will cost).
3) You can buy a replacement screen and fit it your self, to do this you will need soldering equipment, a steady hand and basic soldering skills, a "+" screwdriver, a tri-wing screwdriver, a thin leverage tool (I use a craft knife) and a bit of patience.

If you choose to do it yourself then here are a couple of my guides I have written that should help you out:

DS Lite Dismantle Guide
DS Lite Top Screen Replacement.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
SOD69

Mar 11, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite Top screen is all white after replaced for new one


you should use a crystal casing because every time you open the ds the wires get messed up or put some thing on the hinge so the ds hinge will not get loose.

May 12, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Turns on and lights up but no images on top screen


The DS top screen has two components, which are the LCD display, and the backlight. If the LCD display has gone bad but the backlight still works and the connecter is seated properly, the DS will still power on and the lower screen will be normal, and the top screen will light, but it won’t display anything.

You didn’t mention if your DS is the original DS or the DS Lite. Replacement top screens for the DS Lite are cheap on eBay, but installing the screen is a bit complex. The screen for the original DS is a different part and they are more expensive and hard to find.

I’ve never worked on an original DS, so I can only tell you about installing the top screen on a DS Lite.

First, the DS Lite has to be just about completely disassembled. You have to completely remove the top and bottom cases, pull out the microphone and wi-fi cables, and release the connecter for the top screen, which is located on the main board in the lower case. You’ll need the tri-wing screwdriver. You can leave the bottom screen/touch screen assembly attached to the main board, but be careful not to pull or tear the flex cables. Check YouTube for videos on disassembling the DS Lite.

Here’s the deal breaker for most people: The speakers are soldered to the flex cable of the top screen. I’ve never seen a replacement sold with speakers. You’ll have to unsolder your speaker wires from the old screen cable and reconnect them to the new one. If you can’t solder, you could take the screens to a local tv/electronics repair shop and pay to have it done. I got this information for you from http://wiinewz.com/forums/nds-general-discussion/72805-ds-top-screen-white-blank.html this appears to be a common problem I hope this helps

Dec 01, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite hinge broken right h/s (looking at it)this has affected the top screen any ideas please


Hi, it sounds like when the hinge has got damaged, so has the top screen ribbon on the left as its easily ripped. Would need a replacement case and top screen, can recommend here for both: www.console-spares.co.uk, hope this helps.

Mar 24, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS 2 Peices


Hey, you need a new outer case and a new top screen. There is a ribbon that comes out of the top screen on the top case and connects to the bottom one. There is a very good chance that ribbon has torn off. So you need to replace the top screen and a new outer case with a new hinge. I would send it to Nintendo, I believe they offer a flat rate service for the Nintendo DS Lite.

Bimmerhp

Jan 22, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My nintendo ds lite top screen isn't working properly


Top LCD's flex cable that passes through right-hand hinge into bottom part of case will be damaged or not properly seated in its connector socket.

Nov 17, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds to screen broken


Hi, replacing the original nds upper screen is a fairly straight forward procedure, you need to remove the 4 x small plastic plugs located in the corners of upper screen, then remove the 4 x phillips screws, the top outer back part of the case will seperate and you can gain access to the screen. Firstly remove the small screw holding down the right hand pcboard to gain access to the ribbon connectors, release the larger flat connector by hinging the clip up, slide the ribbon out, underneath you will see a tiny connector, gently ease the small clip back towards the ribbon, prising a little each side at a time, remove the ribbon and then you can prise the screen from the case.
These guys sell the replacement screens www.ps2laser.co.uk prices are very competitive and offer next day delivery!

Nov 08, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

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