Is my DS DOOMED or SAVABLE?

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  1. KendiKong
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    You can see the two halves broke apart

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    The wiring got cut near the L button

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    Here's the upper half of the DS.

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    The part showing the light for battery life took a heavy impact. The R button almost came out.

    I could hear something loose inside bottom half. Something from the motherboard might have came off. I can't check it because I don't have a triwing screwdriver to open my DS.

    Can somebody help me fix this mess, if possible?
     


  2. science

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    lol what do you think?
     
  3. Rock Raiyu

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    Sorry to say but R.I.P. time to get a new DS dude.
     
  4. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It dead.

    How did that even happen?
     
  5. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Um... "Little accident"? [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonicslasher

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    Lots and lots of super glue [​IMG]
     
  7. DrKupo

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    how the hell did you even do that
     
  8. ciencien

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    i think its saveable, i have the same problem but the wiring from the L or R button still intact. so your case will probably cost more to repair.
    As long as the DS circuitry did not blow up or exposed to water, it supposed to be able to be repaired.

    One question is the screen intact?? i believe the screen will be expensive to repair.

    My case was i drop my DS, the R button (the exact same place where the battery life LED is) completely fall off. My screen is dangling. I brought it to the Nintendo service center, they say they can repair it so i got mine saved.
    Call N cust service ask for official service center, try to give them a visit.

    I believe anything above 1/2 the price of DS is not worth repairing, better get a new one ^ ^
     
  9. ShakeBunny

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    Nope
    I would say doomed. You will definitely need a new shell (it will cost around 50 dollars if you want an official Nintendo shell). You will have to replace the top screen, because the ribbon cable is broken. That will cost you around 50 as well. I couldn't tell for sure but it looks like you antenna wire also broke. That will cost you around 20 to replace. So, if you take into account the cost of the broken pieces and the fact that you will have to rebuild it, it would be better to get a new one. If your ds is still under warranty, send it in to see if you can get it replaced, if not, start saving up your money for a new one. [​IMG]

    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  10. Pimpmynintendo

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    That's no good!
     
  11. Sumea

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    it would cost your left nut but:
    you need new top screen (soldering skills involved for the speaker change)
    New casing (about 20 bucks from DS)
    New microphone (because its wire broke, pretty rare to see anywhere)
    New wifi antenna (also, rare)

    Its saveable, but i would recommend getting a new one [​IMG]
     
  12. Dylan

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    unless you have some kinda of fucked up attraction to that DS just get a new one
     
  13. Joey90

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    You need a new case ($20 for a cheap one) and a new top screen ($15).

    The mic and wifi cables will also need repairing, but you can either do this by stripping and joining the existing wire, or if it is easier, inserting another piece of wire (there isn't much room to make it shorter).

    This assumes that the lower half is essentially in working order (I realise R is a bit out of place) you should be able to tell this by turning it on - the lower screen should flash, then power off. Also, the power slider should still feel springy, and hopefully L & R still click when you push them.

    Or you can open it up and have a look before you try repairs...
     
  14. .::5pYd3r::.

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    Don't forget that its gonna need a new ribbon cable.
     
  15. Sticks

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    AFAIK top screen replacements come with the ribbon cable attached.

    But yeah, there's a chance it can be saved, you need to open it up and see if anything major is broken off.
     
  16. Searinox

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    $40 from DealExtreme to buy a new screen and a case. You will also need to repair the broken wireless and microphone wires.
     
  17. Killermech

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    For a sec I thought it was a left handed DS [​IMG]
     
  18. strata8

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    over there
    Mine broke just like that (except the left bit stayed on). You could get it repaired, but I say
    DOOMED
     
  19. Toni Plutonij

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    I'd buy a new one for playing..
    And repair/mod this one, just for fun, and to learn a bit about NDS from inside..
     
  20. krazykirk

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    I think it would be a good experience trying to fix it... buying a new screen and casing will not cost you that much at all, $40 at the most from DealExtreme.

    Just solder all the snapped wires together and it might come back to life [​IMG]