how to dismantle ds lite top lcd for ribbon cable replacement?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Jahhhhhh, May 12, 2017.

  1. Jahhhhhh
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    Jahhhhhh GBAtemp Regular

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    hi! before buying a replacement lcd, I was really thinking of replacing the ribbon cable.Anyone know how? btw if replacing the ribbon cable is not even worth it. Are the lcd's from China any good? :D
     
  2. justin-dabath

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    LCD's from China are decent, they do exactly what they say on the tin really :-)

    Beware some of them come with speakers already attached - while others don't so you may need to solder them on.
     
  3. nccom

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    Disassemble the whole screen, re-glue new cable to lcd glass (need to use ACF conductive film and ACF bonder to heat it up, google for more info), assemble the screen without leaving any dust/dirt/fingerprints on any layers inside. In other words - no, don't try to do that unless you have access to this technology.

    China screens are a bit worse than original but they will work.
     
  4. fieryhellz

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    I recommend IFixits website, they do some great tutorials for replacing screens on the DS etc.
     
  5. fedehda

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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    I've just bought another screen from eBay (don't remember which, exactly, because a friend of mine did it for me) and then I replaced the whole screen. I thought it was easier than doing what you wrote.
     
  6. Jahhhhhh
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    Jahhhhhh GBAtemp Regular

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    thanks guys! I ordered replacements from China.