DS lite topscreen problem

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  1. primmy
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    primmy Newbie

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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help with a problem I currently have.

    I bought a second hand DS lite recently for a spare and the right hinge is broken.

    This isn't the problem though, as I'm ready to get a replacement case for it.

    The problem is the top screen; it DOES work almost fine (shows images, loads up properly) but there's a small problem. The problem is, it occasionally displays one or more reddish lines/tints. However, if I fiddle around with the loose top screen, specifically around the ribbon cable area, the redness can disappear/change position.

    I'm assuming that this is a problem with the ribbon cable. Does this mean I have to get a new top screen too? Or is there anything I can do to fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nope new top screen too, try deal extreme - cheap and work well
     
  3. sland

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    I know a guy that sells screens with the speakers already soldered on.
     
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    primmy Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply Kittymat.

    I'm interested to know more. Do you know how much he charges and if he'll ship to the UK?
     
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    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Delivery to the UK - in fact anywhere is free www.dealextreme.com (takes a couple of weeks tho)

    The poor £ $ rate is the only downside, although the prices are still very cheap for £12 or so you should get the new screen. The speakers are soldered to the ribbon cable, just look at the wires before you take them off they are opposite from one speaker to the next. You will also need a tri wing screwdriver to take the bottom of the DS apart - the top is a small cross head screwdriver.
     
  6. Rock Howard

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    Um... I have the same problem, but things are a little strange. Red stuff appears only when I press L. It also disappears when I hold the left shift down or when I press it in some way. Is this a problem with a cable, or I just have to clean L button form the inside?
     
  7. Kittymat

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    The cable for the screen runs under the L button, hence your problem. Replace the screen and it will be fine.