Is it possible to repair a broken top-screen?

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Oct 21, 2009
  1. YayMii
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    My DS doesn't turn on in DS mode.
    My touch screen flashes on boot, then turns off. According to my Googling, if a screen flashes, it means the other one doesn't work.
    Since my DS is set to play GBA games on the touch screen, GBA games work.

    I spilled many sticky liquids on my top screen, and I'm too cheap to buy a new DS/top screen. Is there a way to repair it without buying a replacement part?
     
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    no ur just gona have to buy a replacement they arent really expensive the part that will be a headache will be the part where you have to open up the ds for repair
     
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    Open up the DS and clean all the contacts and connectors. Maybe the screen isn't totally dead, maybe it's just losing contact somewhere due to all the soda you poured on your DS. If that doesn't help, you'll have to get a replacement screen. $11 on Dealextreme.
     
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    This is why I'm always telling people not to play those god damn porn games or use the DS as an image viewer.
     
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    ...Seriously.

    I spilled Orange juice, root beer, and water, I dropped it numerous times, and used the blowing trick (for the L/R buttons) way too much (no, i'm not a girl). And my DS has a broken hinge, which makes the spillage even worse.

    I'm planning to buy a DSi (with Acekard 2i) or a PSP3000 if I don't get this fixed.
     
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    Don't get the PSP3000 it's unhackable past OFW 5.03 (I own one 5.50 T_T) Believe me if you get a psp3000 now there's little chance you'll find a lower version than that
     
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    [​IMG] Aww, you just ruined my plans [​IMG]

    You can still use a Pandora's battery, right? Because my cousin has a Pandora battery that I can borrow (he has a 1000 and a 2000).
     
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    Nope. The hack isn't even permanent, you have to redo it if you turn the PSP off.
     
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    don't spill
     
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    So I can't install CFW with a Pandora battery?
    [​IMG] I'm getting a DSi then...
     
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    >.< My parents refuse to buy a replacement part, and they're trying to persuade me that buying and replacing a screen is the hardest thing in the world.
    I dismantled and rebuilt my GBA, so how hard can it be?
     
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    I really am sure that there IS CFW for a PSP3000 that is running OFW 5.02, as long as you can run ChickHEN the GEN firmwares work on it. Source Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    But I'm talking about a brand new PSP 3000, which is probably running 6.00 or newer.
     
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    Then no it is impossible to hack or downgrade. What I was referring to was really the guy saying that there are no permanent hacks which there blatently are for PSP3000. I suggest finding a pre-owned PSP 2000, should server you well enough.

    As for screen replacement is this a DSPhat or DSlite. DSPhats are a lot easier to mod and I think that the screen plugs into a piece of circuitry in the top of the DS so a complete disassemble is not required whereas is is for a DSlite. Its been a while since I opened my DSPhat though so I may be wrong
     
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    I have a DS lite, with a broken hinge. Apparently, the broken hinge has nothing to do with my top screen breaking. But liquid has an easier entry through the hinge.
    If I get this fixed, then I'm planning to buy a Shock! case [​IMG]. I've heard Shock! cases are the best.

    BTW, I don't have a tri-wing screwdriver. Does anybody know a store in Canada that sells these?
     

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