Hacking Customized DS

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I currently have one Custom DS.

Backstory of this is my 4 Year old Son had a Cobalt DS, it stopped charging, and my 8 Year old Daughter had a Coral Pink DS, and it was actually dropped into a 'water source' (read: Toilet) by my 2 year old son. The screens on the Pink DS were pretty much destroyed, but everything else was fine.


So I took the 2 DS's apart, cleaned and dried all of the wet parts, and took the screens from the DS that stopped charging, and put everything back together. Doing a little color swapping at the same time.


Below are some Photos of the DS. Let me know what you think.

I posted the pics as Links because they are pretty high resolution photos, and I didn't have a chance to reduce them, and I'm not sure if the posting system will automatically reduce the size of the images or not...




http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4051.JPG

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4052.JPG

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4053.JPG

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4054.JPG

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4055.JPG

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4056.JPG
 

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LOL

I hate cars like that, but I like this DS...

I think that the Pink should have always had Black buttons and black Rim around the screen.
 

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Brian117 said:
You have a wire exposing through the handstrap part of the DS. I would fix that if I were you.

In this image:

http://mrseiko.animutationportal.com/pics/IMG_4053.JPG

Looks like the Microphone wire, or even the WiFi antenna.



That's not a wire,
That's just seeing part of the pink casing visible in contrast to the black Casing.

the Microphone and WiFi go through the channel between the hinges.
 

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Okay, go with that.

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Brian117 said:
Okay, go with that.

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Actually, he's correct, that isn't any kind of wire, if you look at your NDS at that angle, you'll see part of the inner case..
I see transparent plastic at mine, and mine case is white from the outside, and transparent from the inside!
 

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Alright, you're right.

It is a piece of casing. Sorry for the mistake.

After doing several mods to my DS, which involved taking it apart, a few times the Microphone wire has got stuck under the casing near the game slot.

So I got confused.
 

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i did my cousins ds like that besides i used white casing and black (mines clear just so its better than his lol)
 

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I actually plan on modifying my Phat once my black shell comes in. I just got so fancied by how cool the guy on DealExtreme had a blue LED, that now I want a blue LED. So when I can find a site that I can trust that sells 0603 LEDs I'll buy 'em, ask my friend for his soldering iron, and get me a blue LED. Maybe just switch the LEDs around instead.. red for good, orange for low, and green for charging.

Whatever, I wanna change LEDs.

I was also considering making my DS an oreo, but now that I think about it it'd just look bleh.
 

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I definitely enjoy making mods to DS's

I found a link to SCdev talking about DS's that won't turn on, and won't charge, so that sounds like the original issue with the Cobalt DS. Apparently there are 2 fuses on the CPU board that may need to be replaced, or bypassed, and that board may start working again, At that point, I would just have to buy the 2 screens, and I would have another color Mismatched DS.
 

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Question: Does anyone know a good place for me to get 0603 LEDs? Not in packs and stuff,, I mean just one or two for really cheap. I find a lot of sites but I don't trust any of them yet.
 

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