A Eulogy for my DS.

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  1. blizzak
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    I reminisce in those Nintendo chimes when you turn on
    In my pocket you belonged
    Lying in wait for me to play
    Just for a couple of hours a day
    You kept me busy during long commutes
    I never grew tired of the on-screen disputes
    But now you lay lightless as I weep
    For you will never wake from this mode of sleep.

    R.I.P 2006-2008

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    In all seriousness though, the top screen of my DS has a crack. I took it out of my pocket and was confused for a second as to what it was. I had been watching a movie in Moonshell and thought that it was part of the movie. It still works, except that patch of white is always present [more pictures below]. I can live with it for now, and with all the talks of a new DS down the pipeline I most likely going to stave off bingeing on a new one. Plus my girlfriend has an old DS with a broken hinge, I'm going to try and salvage the top lcd for my DS.

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    It's not off, just a black screen while loading Moonshell

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    Watching a movie on Moonshell

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    Still playable, I actaully beat my best time on Delfino Square while playing with the broken screen.
     
  2. genuisgeek

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    that's hot.
     
  3. zidane_genome

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    Fix it! You can get a top screen and shell replacement for less than $25USD!!

    I did it, and brought my baby back!
     
  4. blizzak
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    Well my girlfriend has a second DS with the broken hinge so i'm going to take the LCD off that.
    Did you encounter any problems replacing the LCD?
     
  5. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Sorry, but I don't think a Phat DS screen will fit a DS Lite. [​IMG] Never had one apart myself, but I'm sure the ribbon cables are in different places or something like that.
     
  6. blizzak
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    The broken one she has is the DS Lite, so no worries there!
    When I said "old DS" in the first post, I meant an older DS Lite [she replacement hers after it broke] [​IMG]
     
  7. chichi_whatah

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    The old one will now have a home [​IMG]
     
  8. Social0

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    you did not just write a cheesy dspoem
     
  9. Ferrariman

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    I think he just did. Kudos!
     
  10. blizzak
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    *UPDATE*
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    [for those who care]

    I have successfully fixed my DS. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out, except the hinge mechanism. I bought my DS when the hinge problem was very common. And everytime I flipped open the lid there was this snap sound from the hinge. After rebuilding my DS the snap is now a bit louder.

    But it works.

    in progress..
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    work station
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    finished product
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    yeah I couldn't resist switching the white buttons in for the detail.
     
  11. JKR Firefox

    JKR Firefox Back.

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    Good Job [​IMG]
     
  12. Chrono_Tata

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    You should get an armour case if you don't already have one. Might prevent the same kind of damage from happening in the future.
     
  13. currynoodles

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    Sweet.. Looks awesome. Congrats on bringing it back from the dead! xD
     
  14. 5%

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    that's amazing. i'm actually bored of my bland white & black ds and would love to use your idea. was it hard taking it apart and putting it back together?