How long did it take you to replace your NDSL shell?

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  1. DarkMario616
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    I am pondering on when I should do it, either now or on a saturday afternoon.

    I am going to re-watch supermodchip's video again but I roughly know what to do.

    How long am I expecting for my first shot at taking this apart?
     
  2. Uchiha Obito

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    Hmm... I never replaced a shell but I guess that it's better in a Saturday afternnon... More free time means that you get more relaxed and take it easy... And if the night fall and you have to go to sleep you can go back to business in Sunday morning... which you can't today...

    Wish you luck [​IMG]
     
  3. thieves like us

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    look to waste, errr.. I mean spend about 2 or more hours if this is your first DS lite case swap. alternatively, if you feel that you're getting in over your head, you can send me everything to do it for you. your cost would be $16usd which includes return shipping costs.
     
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    ^ ^ ^ ^

    Lol, "thieves like us," huh...

    Anyways def wait for a weekend. Keep everything together, and have a nice open clear workspace that can be left. In other words, dont use the dinner table.
     
  5. Bently

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    The first time I replaced the shell (while looking at inscrutctional pictures) it took
    roughly about 4 hours xD. But since you watched and probably memorized the
    assembly videos, then it would probably take you 2 1/2 hours.
     
  6. DarkMario616
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    if anyone could help, was impatient and decided to do it, is the hinge supposed to be crooked? the LED doesn't line up...i have the clear shell...
     
  7. GentleFist

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    around 2 hours and i was extra careful and slow because it was my first time~~
    but if you dont force everything its easy
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    Took me and my Dad 1-2 careful hours to replace the shell on my sister's DS (it was our first time)
     
  9. ahds

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    Took me about 3 hours the first time because I wanted to make sure everything was done carefully. After about 2-3 times taking apart, it takes about 1.5 hours.
     
  10. DarkMario616
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    It took me 4 hours, everything seems fine, just it's sticking out a little bit and squeaky but other than that.

    Now hopefully next time it won't take as long lol.
     
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    took 1 and half hours first time, actually 1 hour more for the uppper part and hinge, it's the hard part, all other are very easy
     
  12. HBK

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    Exactly. The top part is really tough, and I talk by experience. The only thing I did afterwards on mine was switch the buttons on the lower part to orange to give it a sort of Halloween effect (my DSL is black) - it was nearly Halloween back then.
     
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    Oh man, I could think so many things of this topic...

    Is there a place you can but DS Phat shells? mine has been ravaged a bit (corners , scratches)
     
  14. BlackDave

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    first time, it took me around 3 or 4 hours

    Second time, 1 hour

    Third time, 2 months (I really screwed up that time)

    EDIT: Fourth Time : 1 HOUR yeeaaaa!!!!
     
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    Did you try to use the metal ring from your old shell? When I did mine, I tried to use all the old hardware, and when I tried to put it back together it didn't work because the metal rings were different. I had to use the one that came with the new shell.
     
  16. Jamstruth

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    DealExtreme still sell DSPhat shells, nowehere near as big a range as their DSL shells though
     
  17. kaisai

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    cuz i was careful about all the rubber parts and the screens 2 hrs for the 1st time taking apart a DSL for its 1st time

    but i dont know about yall but i tend to watch tv or play another game when am replacing the parts, so about 1-3 hrs