DS pin help

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by AceWarhead, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. AceWarhead
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    Hello. One of the pins in my DS's Slot-1 fell out today, and i am mad, since it won't read any game i put in there. Is there any way i can repair it?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I have had some success pulling things around in the past (I am guessing it fatigued and probably left enough for you to pull a bit up to make a connection) but in reality you are going to want to replace it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Slot-Card-Socket-Nin.../dp/B0035EOYZ0/ They are available on many sites and you might be able to shave off a dollar or two so do what you will. As far as I am aware they are all from the same supplier unlike cases so quality should not be an issue.

    Snip the pins off first or risk pulling a trace when you remove the entire "shroud" which is annoying to have to repair.

    http://www.eevblog.com/2011/07/18/eevblog-...-surface-mount/
    Does a nice job on some basic surface mount techniques you can pull off easily enough.
     
  3. misssmk

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    Thanks for info. My DSi is also messed up in the same spot and was about to through it out the window. LOL Now I'll see if I can find the slot 1 thing for it.