just got a semi broken ds free

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  1. jaywilson
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    jaywilson GBAtemp Fan

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    The top screen is weird and fuzzy colours are all wrong has a green like at the top of the screen.
    Bottom screen is smashed, responds to touch.
    L button doesnt work.
    Hinge feels loose makes a crack noise when i open/close it. (havnt seen a crack in it)

    Too much work to repair? Should i just sell it broken?

    Or

    Can the top screen/ L button be fixed by opening it up and doing something? and i just use replace the lower screen with a spare of mine?
     
  2. kobykaan

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    well it couldn't possibly break it anymore by taking it apart and looking at it [​IMG]

    If you have a spare lower screen then its worth trying as it does power up ... the cracking noise could be the ribbon cable caught in the hinge if someones had a go at repairing it themselves and could also be the problem of the faulty top screen .. you can get a replacement top screen from somewhere like DEAL EXTREME along with a replacement ribbon cable and case quite cheaply but takes about 2 to 3 weeks to arrive [​IMG]
     
  3. jaywilson
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    dx only takes 7/8 days for me.

    but what i wanted to do is just try fix it as much as can tonight or tomorrow cbf waiting for stuff

    so when i open it up try move the ribbon?
     
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    Why don't you ripp off the good things from whats left and sell that and throw the rest of it to the garbage trunk?
     
  5. jaywilson
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    what good things?
     
  6. gizmo_gal

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    If you decide you dont want it, I'll take it for 10 bucks or such shipped. I could use a unit like that.
     
  7. double_vision

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    lol... if its a lite, just take out all the working guts and sell it on ebay.... you could fix it if its a phat...
    well... thats what i would do...