Can I fix this?

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Aug 29, 2008

Can I fix this? by playallday at 4:49 PM (1,541 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. playallday
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    Can I fix this DS? (the link doesn't work anymore because I have it) If so $20 (I paid $10) so a fat DS isn't bad...
     
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    Looks like he tore the ribbon cable. Very difficult to fix, unless you have another fried DS, or want to buy a whole new screen
     
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    That's a pretty good deal...

    All you need is a new top screen.

    You may need to do a little soldering with the speakers, but otherwise it should be ok.

    Or if you repair a lot of DS' it has lots of useful parts.
     
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    Looks like I'm getting it for $10 EDIT: The guy is being a jerk and asking for $15 is that still good?. Do you think I need a Full Replacement Housing too? So all I need is this? Any guides for opening it? I've only opened my SP before.

    P.S. Is it 99% I can fix this??? I don't have the money to waste!
    P.P.S. Can I used a DS Lite screen?
     
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    Is it a good idea to test it when its open? Its just a pain to close it and then find out you need to open it back up!

    EDIT: Sorry double post [​IMG]
     
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    MODS: I am very sorry for 3 posting in a row but I need someone to reply fast or the item will be gone. Thank you for not banning me!

    Anyone know? This guy may sell it to someone else so please reply fast! Thank you!

    EDIT: It's gone... oh well... I guess I'll just look something like it from someone else...
     
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    Very sorry for 4 times in a row but if I didn't no one would see this...

    K good news! The guy IS selling it to me for $10! Ya! What else do I need? I have (or getting) a new case, the Cross and Trigram Screw Drivers and the Upper Screen for the DS. Can I use a Lite Screen?
     
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    NO.

    Why would you even want a lite screen if they sell phat ones.
     
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    The phat screens are cheaper anyway [​IMG]

    Plus it's the firmware that controls the brightness, not the screens.

    As I said before, the speakers need soldering, which shouldn't be too bad. You just gotta hope that the ribbon cable is the only thing wrong with it [​IMG]

    EDIT: Actually I don't know how phat speakers are attached :|
     
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    No the Lite's screens are about $1 cheaper on DX. But thanks.

    Oh I will need some soldering? I'm not good at all at that... Are you sure?

    EDIT: Is $10 for a DS Lite is two haves a good deal? Is it at all fixable? Or will I buy it just for parts?
     
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    It depends exactly what is broken... try and find that out first. Only buy something for parts if you need the parts, or think you will do in the (near) future.

    As for soldering, in a DSLite the speakers are soldered onto the top LCD, but AFAIK the replacement LCD's don't come with them attached. I don't know if this is the case with DS phat speakers [​IMG]
     
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    k thanks.

    OK I got it! Here's what it can't and can do!

    Can:
    Turn on
    Play DS and GBA games
    The bottom LCD works great
    Speakers work

    Can't:
    Use the top LCD (the backlight turns on but you can't see anything)
    Cover isn't looking so good and the cover on the hinge is broken (but I think a new cover will fix all of this)

    Thank you all!!!

    P.S. How much can I sell this phat DS for? I don't want it, I have a Lite!

    EDIT: For Lite's is this a good case? Does it boost the price of the DS much?
     
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    Wat [​IMG]

    So you just bought a phat DS, despite the fact you already have a working DSlite...

    If you replace the cover and top screen (so it works perfectly) you could get maybe £40 (That's the trade-in price at Game) possibly a bit higher... I'm not sure what you would get in america (the exchange rate doesn't really reflect how the prices are done...)

    If you don't replace anything then you would be lucky to sell it for more than it was sold to you (after all, you are selling the same thing [​IMG] )
     
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    Ya I bought it to fix it then sell it.

    You can buy used ones here at gamestop for $80, but I don't know how much you get when you sell it...
     
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    Thank you all! I got it fixed!

    What I did was take it apart then put it all back and guess what?! It works!!!

    I feel sorry for the guy who sold it to me [​IMG] a $16 DS

    EDIT: My bad, double post.
     

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