Build a DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by BORTZ, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. BORTZ
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    I was wondering what it would cost to build a DS from scratch? I think i saw motherboards for like 40 bucks, screens are 22 something, and a case is about 13 or so from the infamous DX.
     
  2. RupeeClock

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    Uhh, it's not like building a PC exactly, they don't just sell DS motherboards out there.
     
  3. Omega_2

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    best bet would be to avoid DX for cases, they feel like crap.
     
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    You do realize those motherboards on sale are broken in a way. Whether it is a fuse, cart reading, graphic, etc.

    It is not worth it.
     
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    I once saw a bunch of DS motherboards on eBay in a bundle of 20 for like $10.

    I thought it was too good to be true and I had the same idea. I checked the description and found that they were broken. Although no reason was given, I didn't wanna risk it being something that was unrepairable.

    You're not gonna find a DS motherboard for cheap unless it's broken, and even so there's no guarantee it would go as planned.
     
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    ven the ones that i posted earlier?
     
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    sanding nothing, the shell I got was like putting it in rubber pants. the touch screen had 0 response, but was always 'tapped'. The plastic was too thin an reminded me of a happy meal
     
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    Oh heres the rest of the second tread.

    So what are we up to?
    40+22+13= $75
    Now im not sure what i would be missing. A case comes with buttons, screws, and obviously a case.

    A battery 3.50, L and R pads 1.44, power button 1.30, button pads 1.22, and power switch 1.30, and speakers 1.92, wifi antenna 2.22, mic 1.63, hinge shaft 2.23...
    $15 more. so 90 bucks?

    What am i missing?
     
  10. Omega_2

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    I call HAX
    the free game's probably a shovelware title XD
     
  11. exoskelett

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    I bought 2 DS mainboards from Ebay some time ago, the seller thought they were broken but I could tell from the description that he was just stupid [​IMG] so I only paid 2 bucks + shipping for 2 working DS mainboards XD

    But in general it should be no big problem to build a DS from scratch. I could build a second DS just with a new top screen and a new housing, maybe I'll order these parts from DX.
     
  12. Omega_2

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    OH, THAT ONE
    Then yeah, a steal for an epic game