Can you still use a DS lite with a broken hinge?

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  1. BoomtownBilly
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    I'm interested in buying a DS Lite. You can get a great deal on ones with broken hinges.
    I had a phat ds that you could easily use with a broken hinge, I'm wondering if the Lite is similar.
     
  2. noONE

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    Nah, not really, the whole upper part hangs loose when one of the hinges is gone(from my own exp.).
    a DS with just a damaged hinge(i.e not completly broken) is still usable, but will soon break as well.
     
  3. Ferrariman

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    If it breaks, use duct tape.
     
  4. BoomtownBilly
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    Well I bought it so, we'll see [​IMG]
     
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    Of course you can use one with a broken hinge. It will just be broken, so don't seperate tha halves. If you tear the ribbon cable, it won't be usable any more!
     
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    Well what I meant was i can have it open without it falling down.......

    But i've gone for it. 40 pounds for a ds lite..... though it is pink [​IMG]
     
  7. xcalibur

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    Bad idea.
    I've also had a phat with a broken hinge and it was fairly usable but a lite is very fragile.
    I suggest you get a replacement case off DX.
     
  8. BoomtownBilly
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    I will get a replacement case, but they scare me I'm just looking at a stopgap for a bit.
     
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    Replacement cases are actually quite easy to fit, if you take a little time doing it. I used one to repair my DS phat.
     
  10. Zankurou

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    Yeah. Replacement Cases are pretty easy to set up but don't mess up. [​IMG] You can prolly find some cheap ones of eBay.
     
  11. xcalibur

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    Get them off DX.
    GBAtemp did a review of it recently and they were pretty good.
    Stay away from SHOCK! cases though. Haven't heard anything but bad things about them.
     
  12. BoomtownBilly
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    I have to say for a BIG community, you guys are very helpful [​IMG]

    also i broke my phat ds trying to replace the cover [​IMG] I don't really own many l33t skills.
     
  13. obito

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    stupid anti shock cases... i got one for my ds paht and the hinge broke... and i lost the piece that came off... i fixed it today by gluing a piece of plastic onto it and then i realised it worked, but it was still kinda loose.. so i took it off and trimmed it a bit... then bleh. i have to find more plastic now...

    dollar store bb gun barrels seem to work for me..