ds lite disassembly guide

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  1. thieves like us
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    in response to this topic, I have created the following guide detailing how to disassemble your ds lite system.

    it should come in handy for those wishing to change out the SMDs (surface mounted diodes [LEDs]), clean out dust or for those just curious about your ds lite's inner workings.

    http://www.phosphors.com/nds/

    if you find something wrong, or if there's anything else you people would like me to add to it, feel free to let me know
     


  2. shaunj66

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    Thanks TLU. [​IMG]

    This should come in handy for some people.

    Topic pinned!
     
  3. Linkiboy

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    Wow, it seems I have more room to intergrate my Supercard MiniSD than I though! Thanks theives like us!

    edit: on second notice not so much as I originally seen, but still plenty..
     
  4. Seastars

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    Excellent, was just gonna post asking about the inner workings of a DSlite, am always curious about the inner workings of my systems.
     
  5. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    I know that taking this invalidates your warranty, but how can they tell (besides the fact that you have strange color LEDs in your DS Lite [​IMG]')?

    Is there some equivalent to a warranty seal or something on the DS Lite?
     
  6. Shiin

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    There is a screw behind the serial number sticker. THey should be able to notice its removal.(i think)
     
  7. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Thanks for the answer.

    There's no screw under the serial number, however.
    In fact, if you remove the GBA slot cover and look inside, you can see where the serial number sticker sits on the case and that there's nothing under it.

    I've taken apart my DS Lite by now and didn't notice anything that would invalidate your warranty, such as seals or stickers.
     
  8. Veeb0g

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    oh.. and don't force those cables.

    the connectors have a part of them flip up to relieve the tention on the cable, it will then slip in and out with ease.

    I want to say the black part is the part that flips up. just using your fingernail, try to flip it up, it shouldn't take to much pressure
     
  9. bobrules

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    Good job, very useful, helped me a lot
     
  10. Friction Baby

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    Thank this helped alot I just migrated an NDS to a new shock case and it went flawless [​IMG]

    I am about to do another [​IMG]
     
  11. wepoo

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    Has anyone tried to add an external antenna onto the DS?

    Or upgrade the speakers to something more powerful?
     
  12. Skyy

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    Wow, thanks for this. Been thinking of buying one of those hot and sexy Shock cases for DS and replacing the old boring black case my DS has... :/
     
  13. hamster

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    anyone able to put the back connector on from the bottom lcd? wow its tiny and hard to put in...had to replace the lcd
     
  14. acrocosm

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    ooo i just saw that. those cases indeed look very sexy [​IMG]
     
  15. Modrak

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    SMD stands for surface-mount devices
    That would be a real pain to have just LEDs surface mounted - all deviced would be much bigger [​IMG]

    see the wiki entry
     
  16. moneydog96

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    Anyone have one of these for the orignal DS? If not, I'm just going to wing it when I get my replacement shell.
     
  17. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Is it possible to add clear shoulder buttons that light up when i turn my DS on? Like using the backlight from the touch screen? It'd look cool, in my opinion. my opinion.
     
  18. WB3000

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    Might I add -make sure you line up the internal power switch with the plastic switch part!! The plastic one will clip off the internal one if you don't line them up! Likewise with the volume.
     
  19. JPH

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    Yeah, I took my DS Lite apart...and fucked it up!
     
  20. suprneb

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    are tehre any other mods we can do?