DS Lite Top Screen Replacement
Has your top screen devlouped a fault or stopped working altogether? Here is my guide to re-connecting a new top screen and fitting a new one.
Take the DS lite apart (a tri wing screwdriver is needed and can be
found cheap on ebay), disconnect the top screen by lifiting the
motherboards connector flap (located near the hindge) and then
re-insert it, try switching it on again and see if thats sorted it. If
not then you will need to replace the screen. (If you need help taking the DS lite apart then check out my other tips and tricks posted on here).
A new screen can be brought on ebay for a reasonable price, there will
be a little soldering required as the speakers will need to be
de-soldered from the old screen and re-soldered onto the new one
(please take note of which wire goes where).
Remove the screws from the lid of the DS lite (4x screws hidden under
little coloured squares above and below both speaker outlets) slide the
top/outer part away from the hindges, it will move about 5mm and then
you can lift it off... Gently pull the ribbon through the hindge so
that it is free from the bottom part of the DS lite, pry the screen
away from the shell (a small amount of force may be required to remove
it) remove the front plastic part of the screen (with the respective DS
lite coloured frame, de-solder the speakers, re-attatch them to the new
screen, place the new screen into the housing along with the speakers
and put back the wifi and mic to their original position if they got
moved, you will notice a slot in the hindge where the ribbon goes in,
this is for the ribbon to easily slide back into the bottom part of the
DS lite... pop the ribbon through and then re-attatch it to the
motherboard with the connector, pressing down the connectors flap.
Screw the DS lite back together, after this you will need to place the plastic sheet with the respective DS
lite coloured frame back onto the top screen... The reason you don't
put it on any time before that is if you put it on prior to putting the
new screen in place you will have great difficulty trying to get it
If you find that your DS lite now doesn't want to stay powered on
please refer to my other tips and tricks I have issued on here.
I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for
any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.
on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite