DS Lite showing single blue line at top screen

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  1. haddad
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    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Ok, I just got a DS Lite from a fellow Gba Temper here. And there is a problem (I am really unhappy >_
     
  2. iMasaru

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    my friend had the same problem, its most likely caused by dropping the DS from a high place or dropping it on hard ground. Your best bet would be to speak to the person that sold you the DS, as you'd most likely have to get it sent for repairs.
     
  3. zizer

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    you can talk to that fellow temper or you need to change the top screen
     
  4. 431unknown

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    I'd say something to the person who sold it to you first and see how that goes. if it goes bad just replace the screen its not as hard as it looks just go easy on the ribbon cable when putting it through the hinge.
     
  5. gokujr1000

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    This happened to my old NDS when I dropped it.
     
  6. haddad
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    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    can somebody link me to the cheapest ds lite top screen and a good tutorial please?
     
  7. 431unknown

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    I don't have a link but just check the usual sites like DX, lightake, and shoptemp. When I bought my replacement screen for a busted lite I bought off ebay I got if off of shoptemp obviously thats not an option now tho. As for a tut I did not need one I thought it was pretty obvious what I needed to do but for you I'd say youtube for one.


    You will need like a 15 watt soldering iron tho so you can swap the speakers to the new screen.
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    I think Price Angels sells replacement screens. They're also really cheap.
     
  9. haddad
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    All I want to is to replace the screen, not the speakers. Why is the screen and the speakers attached to eachother?
     
  10. 431unknown

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    Yes, but it's not hard to do. It's only 4 points that need to be soldered.
     
  11. TheTwoR's

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    Cheapest top screen is on GBAtemp's partner site Lightake.
     
  12. haddad
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    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Would it be this one?

    http://www.shoptemp.com/Genuine_Nintend...Lite_p1791.html

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    The seller said that it is not his fault the blue line is there. And he said that he tested everything before he shipped it out. And I also wonder how can that happen and the packaging that he sent it with is SO perfectly, protective and sturdy. Weird =_=
     
  13. haddad
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    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    so who's fault is it?
     
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    bump..
     
  15. Slyakin

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    >:(



    Just get a top screen replacement. Even better, just open the thing and see if the ribbon cable was somehow disconnected. Highly improbable, but... still worth a try.
     
  16. haddad
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    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    But don't u think it is the seller's fault? As I said before, the packaging was REALLY good and sealed and protected and I don't know how the screen got like this >_
     
  17. AlanJohn

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    I didn't want to bump this, but I have a similar problem..
    My top DSi screen has a faint blue tint, and a little discoloration.
    I don't want to replace my screen since I can't afford a new one.
    I don't want to give it to nintendo because nintendo didn't even want to put my country in the "select country" section on my DS.
    Is it really a ribbon-cable problem?
     
  18. Qtis

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    It could actually be a bad screen. It's not that unheard of to have one. I had to change my MBP screen after under 1 year because it had started to have color problems around the whole screen..


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