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Upper screen not working correctly

My son's DS LIte is a year and a half old.  The bottom screen works fine, but the top screen lights up, but you can't see anything on it.  I would just like to know if this can be fixed, and if so, where do I take it?

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  • dtwolee Jan 16, 2009

    Hello and yes I have the same problem.

    I was trying to fix mine but mine ended up destroyed.

    I think its better going to a nintendo store or something.

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Replace the top screen.


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