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Pins in the games slot 1 are bent out of shape - cant play games. How do i fix it?? Nintendo Ds Lite

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Hi,
You cannot fix by yourself.May be take to the service centre and they may replace the full socket.That only they will do.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Nintendo DS lite Slot 1 bended pins

You can do it yourself by removing the casing, check out this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRzTgfo2PsM

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Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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I dont like to give you bad news but this is a difficult part to find and replace without some technical knowledge, and even if you get it, i.e. from a parts NDS, and with the technical knowledge, its difficult as this part is surface mounted and have many pins to desolder.

Actually I dont remember how difficult is it to put the pins of SLOT-1 in place by opening the device though you can try that as first option (find some open NDS pictures, the guides are also online everywhere).

You can also use a SLOT-2 (GBA) game cartridge for backups (ROMS) with flash memory as many options are online too but may be dificlt and you may need to do some proccedures as you cant use the SLOT-1 (NDS games).

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