DS Lite flex ribbon cable upper screen replacement

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Hello to everyone!

I was trying to look for some tutorial or suggestions on how to fix the ribbon flex cable of the DS lite's upper screen. I got the part for very cheap here in Japan (less than 100jpy lol).
I found a similar post here https://gbatemp.net/threads/ds-lite-ribbon-cable-replacement.248635/ that directed that OP to a page that does not exist anymore.

Can anyone help?

Thank you for reading!
 

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Fix the screen cable? Not sure how this should be possible. Anybody with ideas: Go ahead and tell.

Replacing the complete screen:
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Nintendo+DS+Lite+Top+Screen+Replacement/1979
It is not an easy thing to do, as always when DS hinges are involved. This requires soldering the speakers to the new screen(-cable); the soldering is not hard to do.

The internal GBAtemp link (https://gbatemp.net/t160923-how-to-repair-the-screens-on-a-ds-lite-and-the-hinge) in the thread you mentioned uses an old format. The target page does still exist, but the mentioned videos are nowhere to be found.
 
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Thanks for your reply and the suggestion.

I actually have fixed DSLite many just changing parts but I kept encountering these flex cables so I ended up buying a few.
They are exactly like this picture
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I might be wrong but I doubt the flex cable would be available without a reason and they are in all stores of electronics here. I marked where I think they can be soldered but I wanted to double-check since flexes are very easy to break.

Thank you anyway let's see if someone else can share something about them!
 
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