DS Shell Replacement?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by drfsupercenter, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. drfsupercenter
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    Hi,

    I have a Nintendo DS, silver in color. It still works great, but my case is all worn to the point it's becoming annoying (the hinge is semi-broken, as well.)
    So I'm trying to find a replacement shell for it, but all I can find are these guides and links for the DS Lite.

    DealExtreme had some different colored replacement cases, but none of them the official silver color. Anyone know where I can get the original silver color, so it doesn't LOOK like a replaced one?

    And are there any guides for it? I took apart a DS once but could not figure out how to get the top screen apart, only the bottom half.

    *Groans at how the inferior DS Lite is so much more popular*
     
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    Cool, thanks!

    Do the replacement shells have the Nintendo sticker and a serial number on the back? Or am I supposed to peel those off my current one and stick them on there?
     
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They come with the sticker.
     
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    Of course you realize that the number on the sticker is meaningless, right? It's a dummy number provided simply to make the end product look legitimate. It has no meaning to Nintendo whatsoever.

    It will fool your friends at Pokemon League. It won't fool a Nintendo service center.

    FYI...

    striderx

    P.S. -- I've replaced shells on both a phat and a lite DS. Be prepared with tweezers, tri-wing driver and both Philips and straight jewelers screwdrivers. You can do it!
     
  6. drfsupercenter
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    Well obviously it's not a real serial number.

    My DS has been out of warranty for over a year. So it's not like I'd need it for anything.
    But, if I wanted to get it fixed (not sure why, though), would Nintendo even take it? Or would I have to put on a REAL DS serial number sticker?

    And I say "not sure why" as they will just sell remanufactured ones for $65. Repairs were starting at $50, last time I checked... I'd rather buy a whole new one [​IMG]