Is my DS f***ed?

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Jul 16, 2008

Is my DS f***ed? by epicelite at 10:49 AM (1,781 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. epicelite
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    I got a DS off e-bay because it was a good deal and all it needed was a new touch screen and shell, so I get the DS shell and touch screen right.

    Then all is going ok till....

    THE TINY ASS TAB THAT HOLDS THE TOUCH SCREENS RIBBON CABLE BREAKS! Now there is nothing to hold the ribbon cable there! So then I try to hold it with hot glue and it falls out and hot glue is all over the ribbon, I try to pull it off and the stupid cable just rips like a piece of paper!!! [​IMG]

    So I read from some places when that little tab breaks all you can do is get a new DS main board... I mean the touch screen is like $5 so thats not a problem but is there no way to fix that TINY TAB!?

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    not sure.. Is there any way of taping it down or something??
     
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    oh gawd that sucks !?

    try searching every where for a new DS main board and check out the prices .

    Just make sure their reasonable prices that are under $50 but still ...

    you can try and taping it this time ??
     
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    Well, I had a similar problem. Did the tab break, or did it just pop off? Mine popped off, and I was able to put it back in (it is not as easy as it sounds). You have to carefully pry up the pins (if it is the smallest connector, I do not know about the larger ones) and slide them into the holes on the black clamp, making sure the indentions are on the inside.

    I hope that is your problem, if not I don't think I could be of any more help. Or maybe I could.
     
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    I can't find it. [​IMG]
     
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    All I can say is you might need to find that tab. I do not knoe how to rig one, and I doubt there is anyone selling them. I am pretty sure you could rig something, but we need a long term solution. Maybe a little electrical tape that presses a small object down where the clamp used to be... There should be somewhere that sells a hige enough grade that this would work. When in doubt, use duct tape!
     
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    HOLY CRAP!

    I FOUND THE STUPID LITTLE CONNECTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now I just need tweezers and a microscope...

    Any suggestions to get it back on?
     
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    that may sound really absurd but when I fiddle with the insides of a DS Lite, i actually tape toothpicks on my index finger and thumb. I know it sounds crazy but it really helped me, especially with those tiny parts you have to deal with.
     
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    I had the same problem you had and it really pissed me off. One solution would be to put a really sticky tape over it or you ccan apply pressure on it by getting that white wire that connects the microphone to the board and make sure it runs on top of the flatwire. Thats how i fixed mine. altough im not sure you got any of that...


    Also the piece you found you have to be really careful when trying to place it back...I broke mine trying to put it back. It's really weak and I was using tweezers.
     
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    Thanks sounds like this won't be easy.

    OFF TO DEALEXTREME!!!!
     
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    Hello, I'm having the same problem as the OP. That cable fell out, and now it's so freaking flimsy that it's damn near impossible to put it back in. Everytime I try to get it back it just folds up. Any help?
     
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    Only solution is to buy a replacement part I believe.
     
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    Wait, the plastic piece on the outside, or something on the inside, maybe it's not as bad, try a ds nerf shell if maybe? but i dont like those so i dont have one.
     
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    lol haha my ds shoulder r button got scrapped i was walking around playing my ds then some idiot walks by and somehow cracks the entire topscreen stereo and all then the screen was just hanging on the other side ... my dad super glued it back on but it turn r button sacrifice. wah!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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