I have a DS Lite with a broken hinge, up until now I thought that the reason that the DS Lite couldn't hold up the screen was because the outer casing cracked. The small plastic piece that covered part of the DS hinge completely snapped off. At first, there was only a small crack at the edge of the plastic covering over the hinge mechanism, until my Dad was taking a look at the hinge and completely broke off the plastic covering the hinge. It has now come to my attention that it is possible that it is the hinge mechanism and not the casing (although it is cracked). How will I be able to know if I need to buy a hinge replacement? PS. If I were to hold my DS Lite upside down and by only the bottom, the top screen would fling right open and freely swing around.