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Reseating Touch Screen Ribbon Cables

Is there a way to reseat the touch screen riboon cables or are they soldered directly to the DS motherboard?

I replaced the broken case on my son's DS and now everything works but the "touch" on the touchscreen. HELP!!!!

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  • rsjohnson1 Jul 14, 2008

    Thanks. I figured that was probably the correct connector but I still need to know if that connection is soldered or if the connection is some kind of a "snap-in" connection and if so, how do I get it to release the ribbon cable so I can reseat it? I don't want to break it by applying force improperly to it.


  • Craig macpherson Feb 08, 2009

    i have the same problem but have also broken of the  little connecter which holds down the ribbon there a way to connect the ribbons without the clip?any feedback whould be much apreciated.....



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The cable for the touchscreen is one with 4 conductors that connect directly to the overlay on the face of the LCD. The flat ribbon connector on the main board is quite delicate. The three connectors for the bottom screen are on the right side of the component side of the DS phat board. The touchscreen is labeled P6. On the DS Lite, the connector is closer to the R button.

Good Luck

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

  • Pavel Jul 14, 2008

    The connector of which we speak is a flat ribbon connect, and it has a pressure and release clip. Gently, GENTLY with a pair of tiny flathead screwdrivers flip the brown plastic clip on the Lite or on the Phat, with one screwdriver on each side. It moves above a millimeter. Don't break it or pop it off, because you would be in trouble.



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