My DS Lite has recently suffered some damages from my brother's recklessness (he keeps it in his pocket and allows it to be tossed around in his bag).
I noticed that while playing ALL games, there are some red lines running through the TOP screen, which is especially noticeable when the screen is black (when the DS is on). When the screen is not black or a dark color, there is noticeable "redness" in the colors of the game. For example, I was playing Pokemon and the background had a strange red hue, when it should have been blue. I noticed that the red lines mostly show up when the top screen is flipped all the way to the back (past 90°), but when I position the screen to a different angle (closer to 90° or just a bit more) the screen no longer has the red lines running through it.
I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with the DS and I couldn't find much on this problem online.
Could someone please tell me what might be broken or wrong with my DS? Is it a problem with the LCD top screen or perhaps something with the hinge?? (I would send it to Nintendo to get it fixed, but I don't have 75$+ right now ... and it doesn't seem too difficult to replace the part myself.)
Thank you in advance.
It could also be running fluid from the screen's gel padding. I doubt that, though...
It's best to buy or order a replacement screen. It's actually not too expensive and is not too hard to DIY. The problem with that, is it's really easy to accidentally break something while opening up a DS, especially the DS lites. Another problem is, you need a triwing screwdriver to open up the DS, which can only be found online. So, if you don't want to buy anthing online, you should just ask gamestop or something to repair it for you. It'll come at a price though...
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
This is most likely caused by either a loose connection or a faulty screen.
If it's under warranty i'd suggest sendng it in otherwise you can either take it to a local repair shop or repair it yourself.
you take the ds apart disconnect the top screen and then
re-attatch it just to be sure if its the connection or not, if a
re-connection works then your sorted... if not you will have to replace
The screen can be bought from
ebay. You will also have to do a bit of
soldering as the speakers will need to be removed from the old screen
and soldered onto the new one.
If you need any more help with changing the screen then give me a message and I will do my best to help you out.
The lower Screen usually takes all the force from the stylus, which eventually damages the actual screen itself.
Your best option, is to obtain a new lower screen. easier to replace than tthe top-screen.
You have damaged the ribbon or dislodged the clip that is connecting the top screen to the motherboard in the lower part of the DS.
Open up the lower section and check the clip (see youtube for instructions on how to do this) if reseating the ribbon in the clip doesn't solve it you will have to purchase a new top screen as the ribbon has gotten damaged. (screens can be got cheaply on eBay)
If it is under warranty send it back to Nintendo to fix.
As Bob (HowlingMad) said, the Ds and Ds Lite will turn off immediately after being turned on if the connection to the top screen is broken.
Check the connections between the screen and Ds, if they look damaged then try replacing the ribbon cable for the top screen (or you may have to replace the whole screen - i'm not sure if it is built together on the Ds Lite). If the connections appear fine then it may be that due to the movement the connector has come out of it's socket/plug (also like Bob said), this is easily fixable if this is the case and would require you to take the casing off your Ds and plug it back in.
If you see lines on either screen of your Nintendo DS Lite during game
play, then it is likely one or more of the components that create
the image on the screen are damaged. This can occur if there has
been an impact -- such as being dropped or hit -- to the Nintendo
DS Lite's screens. Phone 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available repair options and they will be grateful to assist you at any time of need.Important Note: If you are seeing lines on the
screen that slowly fade away after turning off the system, this