DSPixelFix 7/22/09

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  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] DSPixelFix 7/22/09
    NEW NDS Homebrew
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    This NDS app will attempt to fix "dead" pixels. The app flashes areas of the screen, the user can control which area of the screen via the D-Pad and the touch screen. The line of thinking is that stimulating pixels may revive them.



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  2. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

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    Nice, has this worked for anyone?
     
  3. Covarr

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    I have a stuck pixel, that only displays bright blue, near the center of my top screen. I used a GBA app much like this and it didn't work.
     
  4. lincruste

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    Sometimes it can be helpful to gently touch the screen just upon the dead pixel. Dunno how to tell it in english, but you must "masser le pixel"!
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  5. Minox

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    Stuck pixels not dead ones, dead pixels are dead and that's the end of the story.
     
  6. ShadowSol

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    masser le pixel in english means to "massage the pixel"
     
  7. lincruste

    lincruste GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks pal, I'm glad my MSPaint skills are universal!
    (Errr... Perhaps you just understand French... [​IMG] )

    edit@Minox_IX: Yes you're right, we're talking about stuck pixels, not dead ones...
     
  8. MissingNo._

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    Does it work if your screen is cracked?
     
  9. Da-Bomb1

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    Well, it won't fix the crack in the screen?
     
  10. vergilite

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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    used a psp homebrew very similar to this
    Didn't work [​IMG]
     
  11. MissingNo._

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    Well sure, but that liquid spills out when It gets cracked. Will it fix that too?
     
  12. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can't fix a cracked screen.
     
  13. MissingNo._

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    I was talking about the liquid, not the actual crack.
     
  14. lincruste

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    Don't expect this software to mend a broken screen, nor to wipe out the liquid pouring from it.
     
  15. Da-Bomb1

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    Haha, yeah, for the most part, software can't fix hardware. As in, in the vast, vast majority of cases. Stuck pixels just so happens to be one of the very few exceptions.
     
  16. MissingNo._

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    [​IMG] I want to fix my NDS Phat so I can sell it to my cousin, but I would probably have to send it to Nintendo right? I'm looking on their site to see if they still support the Phats.
     
  17. Da-Bomb1

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    It'll probably cost a lot, it depends on what's wrong with it...it takes a certain amount of expertise to replace parts inside of a DS, but I was able to fix the touch screen on mine...it's pretty cheap if you buy the parts from the right places. (e.g. dealextreme. [​IMG] the stuff there isn't of the best quality, but it works.)
     
  18. MissingNo._

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    Er...
    Top Screen is cracked with liquid oozing out,
    Protective Casing is scratched and dented,
    Hinge is missing half of a piece, alowing the top portion to move up and down, and
    Top Screen is sticky because of a cheap screen protector.

    Thats all I can see so far.
     
  19. Da-Bomb1

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    All of that's fixable, if you have the skill to fix it.
     
  20. palasx

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    ya know you can just buy a used phat from gamestop. that or you can spend very nearly as much money on a replacement plastic shell, hinge assembly, top lcd and backlight, bottom lcd and backlight, bottom touch ensor pad, and probably a new battery if its been used so much to take such a beating.

    factor in your time, waiting for shipping, and the fact that you would just sell all that hard work anyhow....tell your cousin to get a used one.