DS Lite without wifi board

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  1. 4ur0r
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    Hi, I torn apart my old DS Lite in order to make it a GBA Macro (essentially tearing apart the bottom and top screen), I cut the upper screen and made the mod necessary in order to "trick" the console the screen is still plugged, so cutting some wires and making the top screen useless (it was dead anyway). But when I was trying to put it back together, I literally fucked up and tore the wifi board connector cable apart. The cable seems to be made out of glass fiber, and I highly doubt it could be soldered back together.
    My patience was almost over, but guess what?
    The NDS freezes at white screen (probably because the top screen trick mod was made poorly).
    Nothing to worry too much about, I already ordered a top screen out of some china e-commerce website.
    But now, I can't "test" the DS Lite since it lights up, but nothing "valuable" shows on screen, and what I would like to know is if the console boots up even without the wifi board (which I don't care since internet services are down anyway).
    Sorry for the wall of text, I thought giving a detailed explanation could be more useful in order to answer my question.
     
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  2. o0-Matty-0o

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    Hi,
    If you remove the Wifi board from a DS Lite, when you turn it on the power light will light up, but both screens remain black.

    Hope that helps
     
  3. 4ur0r
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    Thanks for the reply.
    So I guess the wifi board is not my problem, because the bottom screen lights up, but is stuck in white screen. Oh well, I've already ordered some spare parts (bottom screen, top screen and wifi module), I just hope I didn't fucked up the motherboard while soldering.
     
  4. o0-Matty-0o

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    No problem,
    I'd suggest checking you've got the bottom screen connected properly ? if still not working, when it's turned on press the connector to see if the screen flickers.
     
  5. Jompa

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    Did you get this to work in the end?
    I atempted the same mod and from what you describe I think We have the same problem. White screen nothing of value showing up. I do get sound however, indicating that everything else seams to works as expected.
    I haven't connected the wifi antenna either but from the tutorials I've read it dosent seam like I would have to.
     
  6. Ninoh-FOX

    Ninoh-FOX Otaku Gamer!!

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    Military base.
    the NDS lite has the bios in the wifi board, if for this because not work without the wifi.
     
  7. Localhorst86

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    i've had a defective DSL that would start but either freeze on a white screen or the DS logo. when i pressed on the wifi board during boot it would boot, so it turned out the connector was kind-of broken and i put a small piece of folded paper (just folded twice or thrice) on top of it so the case would press it onto the main board slightly and it worked from then on out.

    EDIT: I just realized that this is an older thread, so my input here is probably useless. However, i would like to add that you do not need to connect either of the "clip" wires that come from the top housing, one is the wifi antenna (black wire) the other one the microphone.
     
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