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Connectors of screens,

How do you fix the connectors back if they have loosenned?

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    my sister dropped and it cracked on the side then my other sister pulled it all the way back and broke and now it wont turn on or charge after some water got on it


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Well if you are able to open the system up there are ribbons that connect into the motherboard a little tricky but easy enough to do once you get the hang of it. if you open the bottom casing of the ds and then look at the ribbons there will be grooves in them showing how far they should go into the connector.

Then just take a small screw drive and pop the connector open be careful the tabs are easy to break/bend then its no fun. but it will connect back into the system just fine.

Then snap the tab back down once you have the ribbons back into the system properly. It does help if you have 2 people to do this just to make sure it dosent slip out before you get the ribbon snaped into place.

But be warned that this can also reck the ribbon if not done right. and loose its connection completely. then you would have to replace the whole screen again.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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Hi there, when one of the screens flash it usually points to either 1. The screen being faulty or 2. The screen connector has not been put back in correctly.

As it is the bottom screen that flashes it is the top screen that has the fault. Check the cable is seated into the connector properly. Remove and reseat it if necessary. Also check you have not damaged the ribbon cable connector going to the top screen as this will cause the same problem

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Your then follow the ribbon wire to the connector on the mainboard and remove then reconnect.

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Less than a year from buying date, then you must have a warranty from Nintendo so try contact their customer service and they should repair it for free.

Anyway if only the top screen then that problem might be a loosen top screen ribbon cable but you have to dismantle the unit to put it right in the connector and you gonna need tools and some video guides you can find in youtube.

If not enough confident about and dont have a warranty then take it to a repair shop.


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If not careful while taking out the top screen ribbon you can damage it causing blank screens and finally the DS wont work.

The solution to a broken top screen ribbon is to replace the whole screen in DS lite or buy the ribbon cable in the DS fat and replace.

If the broken top screen ribbon is caused by broken hinge then you should replace the shell also to avoid other broken screen.

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