Cracken hinge DSL

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by theedge, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. theedge
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    Ok so bottom line, yesterday I opened my ds and I realized it was broken [​IMG]
    It's not a big deal but the "flip open shaft" has a crack now and won't lock when opened

    Im just wondering if I could do anything about that? If I leave it like that, will it eventually break apart (like some I saw online?)
    Is there any other ways to change that instead of changing the whole shell (I really don't know where to buy a new shell now that shoptemp is gone :'(

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Buy some replacement parts online and the screwdrivers needed online and try it yourself.
    Or send it out to get repaired.
     
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    you can case swap it to fix the issue

    it's a good idea to do it relative soon after determining that is the issue, because excessive opening beyond the normal locking point puts undue stress on the flexible data cable that connects the upper lcd display to the ds' main board (which can ultimately lead to having to replace the display as well)
     
  4. ShadowSoldier

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    If it's still in warranty, you can contact Nintendo. Hell, someone has posted a thread here about the same problem, and their DS was out of warranty. Nintendo might do it because this was a BIG problem with the DSL's.

    Or you can just spend $20.00 or so and get a replacement shell with all the buttons, and a screwdriver.
     
  5. theedge
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    Sorry for the late reply,
    and thanks for answering my question

    My DS is out of warranty so I don't think sending it to Nintendo to fix it is a good idea for my wallet
    So I'm thinking about buying a replacement case (but i do have to change the whole case?)

    Id like to know if anyone has a good online place where I can order it? (not too expensive [​IMG]
    thanks all!
     
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    We even have a topic for cracked hinge replacements!
    I had to do one myself. Like posted before, if its under warranty, send that crap back to Nintendo.
    If not, dig in and get ready to open your little gaming machine and do some brain surgery.
    http://gbatemp.net/t160923-how-to-repair-t...e-and-the-hinge
     
  8. keasy

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    I sorted my sons today with a similar/same problem.

    The little hinge had cracked and broke clean off and I couldn't find the piece.

    [​IMG]

    So I improvised.

    I measured the size of the remaining gap where the plastic had cracked and broken off. Cut and folded a piece of cardboard (from a painkiller box) three times (x3 for strength), to match the size of the gap. I then glued this in place so the two parts that were no longer interconnected now had their gap closed.

    Worked surprisingly well.

    I even trimmed any excess pieces of cardboard that had fluffed up and tomorrow I will use a felt pen to make the cardboard even whiter in order to blend better [​IMG]

    If anyone wants a pic I'll post it up.
     
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    Post that crap up man!
    I wanna see how well that works.
     
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    I had the same problem and mine was the white one too, i bought one crystal shell and use the guide of GBAtemp, man my DSL look really cool now, brand new, and it is very easy to do.
     
  13. theedge
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    You need a whole new shell. The cam shaft isnt the problem here.
     
  15. theedge
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    Alright thanks for the reply [​IMG]