Cracked Nintendo DS lite hinge problem

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by KevintheGreat&#3, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. KevintheGreat&#3

    KevintheGreat&#3 Member

    Mar 24, 2007
    Well, My DS has a crack hinge, had one for about 2 weeks now, the crack didn't do anything serious until now. My DS can ONLY open up at 180 degrees now, if I replace the case would this fix the problem or is it a totally different problem?
  2. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 1, 2004
    United States
    That's what I would do, assuming you're no longer under warranty. If you attempted to glue it, it would never retain structure and the tension of opening+closing would only cause it to crack again.
  3. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

    Apr 13, 2008
    Right Here
    Here's what you do. Buy a Nintendo triwing driver, then get the needed video off Youtube on how to take a DS apart (it's brain dead easy with the f**king driver). Take the hinge and glue it with crazy glue (when it is NOT on the DS), let it dry well of course, reassemble.

    This assumes your crack is not catastrophic in nature eh.

    But otherwise, yes, you can buy all sorts of new DS housings if you want to.

    You'll still need the triwing driver though.
  4. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    Maybe it would be best if you replace you're housing with the new one..And you can choose from big spectar of colores..from transparent to solid and almost all you can wish for..

    But it takes some time, and skill to replace it..
  5. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Taking apart the DS Lite is not "brain dead easy." The only easy thing about it is accidentally breaking your top screen.

    If the crack prevents the DS from staying open normally, then you can probably get a replacement.