DS Lite repair questions

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Ssseth, Oct 7, 2008.

Oct 7, 2008

DS Lite repair questions by Ssseth at 9:08 PM (2,081 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Ssseth
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Member gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    802
    Location:
    on the wheel
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
  3. playallday

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    I'm selling a phat DS case if you want it.

    How much did you pay?
     
  4. Ssseth
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the offer, but I have a DS Lite (as per thread title) not a phat.
     
  5. dewback

    Member dewback GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    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
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Member gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    802
    Location:
    on the wheel
    Country:
    United States
    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
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    Okay... so now I'm confused. Which part needs to be replaced? [​IMG]
     
  9. gratefulbuddy

    Member gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    802
    Location:
    on the wheel
    Country:
    United States
    To eliminate scratches on touchscreen = replace touchscreen

    A replacement case will not help with scratches on the touchscreen.
     
  10. Ssseth
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Member dewback GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    Just to warn you all the last time I remove the frame from the touch screen it stopped working with touch.
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

    Member Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,145
    Location:
    Hinamizawa
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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

    Member gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    802
    Location:
    on the wheel
    Country:
    United States
    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
    OP

    Member Ssseth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Former Staff Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,476
    Location:
    From Where???
    Country:
    Colombia
    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.

    -another world
     

Share This Page