DSi, bottom screen fuzzy

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    Hey, I will probobly solve the problem by the time i get an answer, but just incase any body has had an similar experience.
    My L and R button has very bad response, so to fix the problem whethers its the button being loose or some dust, I decided to disassemble my DSi (i've taken apart many things so i am no beginner). After I put it back together, I noticed that the bottom screen is fuzzy and lighter in color. the way to describe it is like a TV channel with bad reception, the images are all fuzzy. I'm assuming the problem lies in the orange cable that I had to put back on when i disassembled it, but has anybody have had a similar problem, or no the direct cause? thanks in advance,
    Ken
     
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    I'm guessing it's probably because you didn't put the ribbon cables in properly. Just make sure they're secure, and be CAREFUL. They're very fragile.
     
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    i've had experience so i know x]
    but yea, i've tried taking out and reinserting the ribbon cables for the lower lcd, but no change xP. do you think the cables are damaged? i don't think so because i would assume that the images won't appear at all if it was damaged but yeah.. the touch screen works completly fine other than the fact that the colors are faded/dim.
     
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    Hm...could be damaged cables...dunno what else it could be, I don't think shorting out something on the board would do something like that.
     
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    i doubt it but maybe it was my screw driver x3 cuz its the magnet kind. I'll disassemble it again to see if i can fix it. i can post images of what the bottom screen looks like if anybody is interested xP
     
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    Well, it's pretty hard to see stuff like that in pictures, but you might as well try.
     
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    Since you ruined your warranty, your first option should have been is to contact Nintendo and have them fix it for you.
     
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    don't you think i would utilize warranty if i had it?
    My DSi was bought off of the japanese amazon last year(pre ordered), and I picked it up when I visited japan this year(cuz i go every year). Since I live here in america, there is no way I can send this to the japanese amazon easily, and I don't have a receipt anyways. so to answer your question, since the american nintendo doesn't support foreign goods (I am assuming), there is no way I can get it fixed, at least not for free.
     
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    My DSL had a fuzzy top screen too. The ribbon cable was damaged mid-way (though it was barely noticeable) and the picture on it was greenish and bad contrast. [​IMG]
     
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    I looked at the ribbon cables closely, and saw a few dents, i'm assuming those are the damagese xP. Thanks Da-Bomb for the link i'll check it out.
    If anybody else knows where I can get screens cheaper, please let me know. Thanks
     
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    That's basically about as cheap as they get, seeing as how the DSi is so new.