Broken DS (fat) upper screen

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by onetimeattack, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. onetimeattack
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    Okay. So a couple years ago someone I went to highschool gave me a NDS fat that had a broken top screen.

    I stumbled upon it when I was cleaning the other day, and I ordered a replacement LCD screen and a set of screwdrivers.

    So I gotta know, how difficult is it to replace the LCD screen? It just looks like I just gotta disassemble the case, unplug the ribbon cable, plug the ribbon cable on the new screen back in and put it back together. Did I forget anything?


    This isn't my first time working with electronics, I used to do iPod repairs, and computer repairs.

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  2. Moduular511

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    ok you see those 4 rubber things? that are square shaped? Well, take those off and with a small screwdriver take the screws out. there you just opened the top screen.
     
  3. onetimeattack
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    I got that much. I'm a bit smarter than I appear [​IMG]

    So from there on I just unplug the ribbon cable and replace the screen?
     
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    Yep. thats all there is to it, The bottom screen however is a bit trickier, You gotta dismantle the whole thing plus you gotta deal with the digitizer. Be lucky it was the top screen. Lol.
    How did it get broken anyways?
     
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    Yeah. Pretty straightfoward replacement. Just make sure you release the cable clamps properly.
     
  6. onetimeattack
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    Thanks for the advice!

    I'm hoping this all goes well and that I soon have a working DS. The DS fat fits better in my hands than the DSL

    So for under $20 I'll have a working DS!
     
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    Yeah but be sure to get a flash kart to play your game "backups".
     
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    Oh, I have several flash karts already haha. Also, I've got a DS Lite, but the DS Fat was just sitting in my room, under a thick layer of dust. I'll either use it or sell it.

    I've got a...

    Supercard SD (GBA)
    2 x R4i Golds
    1 x R4 SDHC
    1 x DSTT (broken)

    I actually sell flash cards locally.