Disassembling DS Lite?

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Jun 11, 2006

Disassembling DS Lite? by vinikun at 8:26 PM (3,853 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

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    So I removed the screws on my DS Lite, but I'm having trouble removing the housing. It opens from the bottom but at the top where the L/R buttons are and the hinges are, it won't disconnect.

    Has anyone here opened their DS Lite before or does anyone know of any good tutorials on how to?
     


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    did you remember to peel back the serial no. sticker and remove the screw underneath?

    edit:
    I stand corrected. there isn't one under the serial number sticker, however there are 3 in the battery compartment section. one near the bottom (which you can see without removing the battery) and 2 underneath the battery. a total of 6 screws that need to be removed to separate the 2 halves of the lower casing.
     
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    He's asking about the DSLite. DS might be totally different in terms of opening the system.
     
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    Maybe there's one more in the battery compartment. Because on the back I only two screws(not incl the battery cover) and they are both on the left side. So there should be one under the battery near the L button. I am guessing cause I am not about to remove my battery just to find out.
     
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    see my above (ammended) post. there are 2 screws located underneath the battery inside of the battery compartment area.
     
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    Oh, so there's five of them?
    I thought maybe three or four would be enough.

    Also, once you remove the battery, will your personal information be all gone?
     
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    you will lose the following information from you ds/ds lite if you take out the battery for a prolonged period of time (30 seconds or more):
    - your name
    - the default background colour setting
    - the current date and time
    - your birthday

    however, you will not lose your wi-fi settings and/or friend codes which are game specific.

    after replacing the battery and turning your system back on, you will be prompted to re-enter the 5 above mentioned entries.
     
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    Yeah, because thats really clever [​IMG]
     
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    Your post isn't exactly clever, he probably wants to flash it or something.
     
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    So your wi-fi settings and/or friend codes are stored in the game cart itself?
     
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    actually the wifi settings are stored onto the DS'es firmware (thats why you need to have v4 (or is it v3?) or higher flashme to play wifi, because it uses some of the firmware to store the settings...)
    the friend codes are stored on the cart [​IMG]
     
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    any instructions on how to open the top half? i'm guessing there are screws under those little square covers next to the screen, but i'm not certain.

    my problem is that the top screen is slightly tilted (poor build) and i'm wondering if i should take it back to TRU or just fix it. do i need a tri-wing screwdriver too?
     
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    Johnny 5 says: No disassemble!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I just put together a pretty detailed guide for disassembly of the lower portion of a ds lite for those interested in changing out the LEDs. you can find it here:
    nintendo ds lite disassembly guide

    note: all of the small images are clickable to display a larger, more detailed picture.
     
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    Wow a mod needs to sticky that, very VERY nice job Thieves! I will be using that for sure!!
     
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    Great job with that guide.

    How about the top half of the ds lite? Any one opened up theirs yet?
     
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    I didn't bother to open up the top half (didn't really see a need to). but, if you really want to tear the whole thing apart, you'll want to use something small and sharp like a pin or modeler's knife to lift out the 4 square adhesive-backed rubber pads on the inside of the panel to reveal the screws underneath.

    just be sure and take your time so that you don't scratch, marr or otherwise cut the inside of the top panel since these rubber pads are recessed flush, and unlike the ones one the bottom, you don't have any gaps to work them out as easy. my guess is that they are all #00 philips screws just like the 2 located under the rubber pads on the bottom half.
     
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    posted in the wrong thread. sorry
     
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    Thieves thanks for updating the position and colours of the SMD LEDs. [​IMG] Just one little small correction and your guide will be perfect. There isn't an actual WiFi LED, the power LED just blinks if there is WiFi connectivity. The orange LED that you've listed as beign for WiFi is just the charging LED. Thanks again for a great guide.
     

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