DS upper screen malfunction

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Papayo, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Papayo

    Papayo Advanced Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Right over there -->
    Hello everybody!

    Somewhere around 2006 a friend of mine purchased his DS. It's been working great since then, but recently there seems to be a problem with the upper screen. Whenever you tilt the DS or press the L/R buttons, the screen fades into this white mess. I seriously have no idea what's causing this. The hinges are fine, but I'm thinking it might be a loose connection or a worn out ribbon cable. Help is very much appreciated! Here's a Youtube video illustrating the problem:

    (the video might still be processing, give it some time)
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

    Sep 13, 2009
    It looks like a poor connection, the wires might be shot.
    I would send that out to get repaired.
    I have seen that happen a few times before.
  3. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 16, 2008
    On a DS lite you will need to replace the top screen (the ribbon cable comes with it). Not the easiest repair as you will need to resolder the speakers, however read the tutorials and it is not that hard.
  4. Neku_Sakuraba

    Neku_Sakuraba GBAtemp Regular

    May 20, 2009
    United States
    it would be safer to send it in.....
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