Ds lite top screen black pixels (GROWING)

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by lesj1989, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. lesj1989

    lesj1989 Advanced Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    After about a week of use i turned my ds on a few days ago and noticed a few black lines on the top screen about 6 pixels long going horizontally.

    Weirdly they seem to be growing in length every day.


    day 1: -----
    day 2: -------
    day 3: ------------

    if it keeps going its going to stretch to the end of the screen and be a real pain in the ass.

    Anyway of fixing this and will nintendo repair this for free it's just over a year old.
  2. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    if it would've been under a year, it would definitely fall under warranty.
    considering how bad it is, and it's "just" over a year it shouldn't be that hard to get it fixed by nintendo for cheap/free.
  3. Coto

    Coto GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 4, 2010
    Seems like a faulty ribbon cable. You could buy a separate higher DSLite screen (watch a lot of youtube tutorials before..)

    Or you can just give it back to Nintendo, who knows maybe you`ll even get a 3DS.
  4. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade

    May 8, 2010
    well my ds lite is 5 years old and i don't have the problem
    i think the top screen is acting weard it's jus a hardware probem
    a cousin of mine has a black corner/scrach on the top screen (all pixels are gone in this black zone)

    well my tip is buying a new one the repairs are not cheap.
  5. ipumuk

    ipumuk GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 6, 2003
    Gambia, The
    Munich / Germany
    Actually the repairs are cheap! you get an absolutely new console + 1 year warranty.

    Check out your local repair page:


    Nintendo DS Lite From 29.85 - 53.85 GBP
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