DS pin help

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

  1. AceWarhead

    AceWarhead "Must Construct Additional Pylons"

    Apr 9, 2011
    United States
    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

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    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.

    Does a nice job on some basic surface mount techniques you can pull off easily enough.
  3. misssmk

    misssmk Member

    Apr 9, 2010
    United States
    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.
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