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DS Lite top screen and mic not working properly. Good ole boyfriend tried to replace the casing and the mic on my nds lite, but apparantly, I'm the more technical talent of the two. The problem after replacing the casing and the mic is that the top screen isn't working properly. It's white / grey depending on the position the screen is in. Speakers are working fine, the top screen itself is not replaced. The orange strip that is on the back of the screen, soldered to the ribbon cable, has been severed, the ribbon cable has been tugged (not bent or anything). Could this be the problem? How to fix this? And the mic still doesn't work. Mic was properly replaced, brand new. The contacts for an external mic have been cleaned, I read dirty contacts there could make the ds lite believe there was an external mic. What else to try?

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Hi - either the cable is not ALL the way in the connector ( double check) or the cabels damaged after install ( common) you need to repalce the entire screen on a ds lite as the cable is not detachable.
as for the mic - you will need some PCB rework on the motherboard to rectify that I'm afraid, contact us at www.dsdoctor.co.uk if you need any more help :-)

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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