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Anonymous Posted on Jun 21, 2007

Replaced case on nintendo ds but having trouble reassembling especially ribbon cable that threads through hinge is there any COMPREHENSIVE repair guides available.most i've found are very vague

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    i've already fixed trail and a lot of error but your right i could have done with that guide its much better than the one i had

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The guys that make the Shock case did a great job putting together a number of slides showing how to modify the case. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62647765@N00/sets/72157594277451148/

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