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I recently replaced the case for my Nintendo DS lite due to a cracked hinge. Since putting ti back together the bottom screen has pale colours and is very down and seems to flicker. I purchased a replacement screen and replaced it but the problem is still the same. I was just wondering if anyone has had the same problem and its the motherboard is ruined.

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You Might Of Moved Something On The mother board That Would Cause The Wires To Maybe Disconnect Or Not Function Propley.

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Bottom internal touch screen cracked on ds lite-how do we get it repaired


Unless you are comfortable of taking it apart yourself and ordering the part online.
I'd suggest going here.
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/dslite_repair_home.jsp

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Ds lite comes on the top screen flashes then it switches off


It could also be a bad top screen due to a bad ribbon cable. If your hinge is cracked it could cause damage to the ribbon cable that passes through it, this shorts out the top screen and will shut the DS down

Jul 08, 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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Touch screen not working


Well, did you call nintendo to see if you were under warranty?
why did you try? do you have a degree in engineering? Regardless, now you have voided your warranty. Call them and see.

Jan 22, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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I have a Nintendo DS Lite that needs a new housing. It works fine, just the rounded hinge on the right is bent and cracked because it was dropped. Can a local repair shop put a new housing on, or do I...


Go to this page on Nintendo's website. Regardless of your warranty status, they will offer repair options.

"Nintendo DS Lite - Plastic Housing and Hinge Issues

If your Nintendo DS is experiencing issues with the plastic housing (such as a cracked hinge), please contact our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 so that we may provide you with repair options."

Nov 30, 2008 | Nintendo Computers & Internet

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Ds lite recasing


When you take off the bottom case, and lift up the pcboard and lower touch screen, you'll see the ribbon cable connected there. It's held in place by a black connector that lifts up. Use something like your fingernail and life up on the black part until it releases (it shouldn't take too much pressure to lift it up. Once you do that, the cable pulls directly down and out.

Make SURE what when you put it all back together that you make sure to seat the ribbon cable back in there as far up as it will go. If you put it together and all you get is a bottom screen that flashes and it won't stay charging, I'm 99% sure that it'll be that connection isn't in there far enough.

I had to troubleshoot 2 of mine doing that recently. Found out that it was the cable that wasn't in there far enough. Once I put it in far enough, they worked like charms.

Oct 16, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Fualt on DS


By putting the case together you've short circuit the black wire with the powerconnector. Open the bottom case and check the wire. Check Fuses F1 and F2. 99,9% change that one of them is blown out. Replacements can be found on the Internet

Aug 14, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ndsl power problem


As Bob (HowlingMad) said, the Ds and Ds Lite will turn off immediately after being turned on if the connection to the top screen is broken.

Check the connections between the screen and Ds, if they look damaged then try replacing the ribbon cable for the top screen (or you may have to replace the whole screen - i'm not sure if it is built together on the Ds Lite). If the connections appear fine then it may be that due to the movement the connector has come out of it's socket/plug (also like Bob said), this is easily fixable if this is the case and would require you to take the casing off your Ds and plug it back in.

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Mowcius

May 07, 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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Nintendo DS Lite top screen broke on one side


The only way you can repair this properly is to replace the casing with a new one... the hinge is a common problem and over 90% of my customers on the DS and DS Lite need a new case due to broken hinges. Once the plastic bit has broken then it will only get worse. The small bit that you say fell out was the actual hinge itself (a small black part with a silver end that twists and locks your console into place when open). Hope that helps!

Aug 21, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

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