DS Lite repair questions

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  1. Ssseth
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    I figured this forum would be a better place to post my repair questions. The original post is here.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!
     
  2. gratefulbuddy

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    Unless there was some type of screen protection installed ("plastic over top"), the only way to easily eliminate the scratches is to replace the touchscreen.
     
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    I'm selling a phat DS case if you want it.

    How much did you pay?
     
  4. Ssseth
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    Thanks for the offer, but I have a DS Lite (as per thread title) not a phat.
     
  5. dewback

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    on the DS lite there is a clear plastic over the top of the touch screen.
    A good case will have replacement for this to match the color of the case.
    the touch screen is over the top of the lower lcd and is advalible at DX for about $3
    They also have the replacement r an l switches but do need to be soldered in.
     
  6. Ssseth
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    Thanks for that. So only the touch screen portion needs to be replaced then (not the LCD as well)? The scratches don't appear too deep, just a lot of them.
     
  7. gratefulbuddy

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    Again, not true. What is included is the top screen cover and the frame that goes around the edge of the touchscreen (which will not help with scratches on the touchscreen at all.)
     
  8. Ssseth
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    Okay... so now I'm confused. Which part needs to be replaced? [​IMG]
     
  9. gratefulbuddy

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    To eliminate scratches on touchscreen = replace touchscreen

    A replacement case will not help with scratches on the touchscreen.
     
  10. Ssseth
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    Okay, so I just need to replace the touchscreen part then and not the touchscreen AND LCD? I can order them as two separate parts.

    Thanks again!
     
  11. playallday

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    Oh I also have many Lite parts that I'll if you want them.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A NEW BOTTOM SCREEN TO GET THE SCRATCHES OFF! ALL YOU NEED IS A NEW CASE WITH A FRAME! Sorry about the cap lock but I needed to get my point.
     
  12. dewback

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    thanks playallday
    Frame thats what that damn thing is called
    I did do a touch screen replacement on one of my DSL and found the few scraches were on the FRAME.

    Some times just pull the thing apart and look at how it is setup there is a very good walk thought on the the site for disasemble of the dsl
     
  13. playallday

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    Just to warn you all the last time I remove the frame from the touch screen it stopped working with touch.
     
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    Send it to ConsoleDoctor.
    (www.consoledoctor.co.uk)
    I reviewed them at: www.antoligy.com/stuff/reviews/ConsoleDoctor Service.RTF
    They're quick and cheap!
     
  15. gratefulbuddy

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    Also the bottom screen frame is literally just a frame that borders the touch screen. There is no type of plastic in the middle of the frame. If you start to peel the frame up there is a good possibility you will also start to seperate the touchscreen layers, so make sure you hold the touchscreen together along the edge as you peel the frame up.
     
  16. Ssseth
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    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    Thanks but I'd only have to spend $20 to get a brand new DS, not worth it to me.
     
  17. Another World

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    my R button became very hard to press. there is a small hole just by the power led that lets in dust. one very tiny bit is all the micro switch needs to stop working. pull the R button back until you see this opening and then give it some squirts with a can of compressed air. if it doesn't work try it a few times. it took me about 5 tries to fix mine and that 4$ can of air saved me the 86$ nintendo wanted to fix it.

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