Im scared.

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Jun 6, 2008

Im scared. by AjDeF3 at 11:39 PM (1,132 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. AjDeF3
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    Well, about 2 weeks back I ordered a transparent blue ds case mod. Got it, and it was white.. So I contacted DX and I think they are now sending me a blue one.

    So in the meantime, I have been reading up, watching videos, and everything to try to learn how to do it, But not so sure I could..

    So how hard really is it? Do you advise sending it to someone to do it for you? If so, who can I send it to?

    Thanks Alot!

    -Aj

    Edit: Also, what do you think is the best guide to follow?
     
  2. tinymonkeyt

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    thieves like us may be able to help you
     
  3. budrow66

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    It is not hard but not for folks who don't take stuff like this apart everyday. The hardest part is in the ribbon cable to the top screen. If you are not careful you WILL damage the cable or the socket it fits into. Also if you don't have one you need a tri-wing screwdriver.
    As far as sending it somewhere to have it done, I have no clue.
     
  4. AjDeF3
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    Ok, So I guess Ill do it myself. Ill be extra careful too..

    So any good guides out there?
     
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    The main problem is the screwdrivers, if you don't normally do stuff like this, make sure you have some place to get them! My "Shock!" blue case is still sitting around here unfinished because I don't have a proper screwdriver.
     
  6. Japhle

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    Dealextreme has some for really cheap ons, But it probably would take Quite a while to reach you.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2905
     
  7. CorruptJon

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    You'll be fine, just watch a video and take it step by step.
     
  8. Toni Plutonij

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    Well, I was in the same dilemma as you are, and I researched a lot!! And I really mean a lot..Spent few days just looking at how this things work, and what are the critical parts..
    Learned to disassemble it by looking at the pictures, and then, I decided to go for it..
    It isn't that hard, but there are some tricky parts you have to look at (removing the bottom shell and taking care of power/volume switches not to brake them, remember where do white and black cables go, be EXTRA careful with the ribbon cable for top screen, taking care of springs for shoulder buttons etc. - stuff like that)
    And take yourself a LOT of time, do not get disturbed or leave with the job half done..
    And be sure you have a three winged screwdriver, if you try to use some other screwdrivers, you'll destroy head of the screws, and mess things up.
    In the end, it will be worth it..
    Ask if you have some directional questions..
     
  9. Joey90

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    It's not too difficult, just be careful, especially with the ribbon cable, the L & R triggers, and the power/volume sliders.
     
  10. AjDeF3
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    Ok, Ill take it slowly. Ill only do something if I know its right.. Expect some questions when I get my replacement! xD
     
  11. Toni Plutonij

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    Well, there's no damage in asking!
    If you get stuck, we'll probably be able to help..
     

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