Looking for someone to "pick up the pieces" of my DS.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by leviNELS, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. leviNELS
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    leviNELS Newbie

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    Man what was I thinking?

    I thought that I had enough "know how" to replace my DS case with a custom one (the reason I needed a new case is my "hinge" broke). But oh man, I was not prepared for the crap storm that was thrown my way (Hyperbole? Maybe... but man I was not prepared).

    I thought while I replaced the case I would replace my touch screen, yeah it sounded like a perfect idea at the time. Well no, no it wasn't. Apparently I have apparently no hand dexterity. While I was trying to replace my touch screen I broke off the little plastic "flap" where the tiny ribbon cable plugs into the mainboard. "Crap" I say (not the exact language), what to do now? I tried different ways to hold it in place, but with my limited dexterity I did not want to worsen the situation.

    So, I am looking for someone to pick up my pieces and somehow replace that "flap". It is half way through the "new" case install and I have no idea if I have done it correctly, but I am sure I haven't caused any permanent complications. So if someone wants to take up my charge, please do. I will pay you what you think is fair.

    To summarize the DS was fine before I took it apart. It is in perfect working order, I just need someone with some "know how" to put it together. I will ship every part for both case, once the DS is in working order... you can keep the extra pieces (I know... awesome bonus!). You know that bonus plus cash money.

    Not sure if this is the correct place (if not can you direct me to a good place?), but damnit I'm desperate.

    Thanks to all that respond, or looks at it.

    Levi
     
  2. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I take it that as you have a little plastic flap, that the unit was a DS lite?!

    There are a lot of units being sold with this bit broken, easiest option is a replacement board $50 ish dollars!

    I have heard of someone buying a broken board and swapping over the black flap - I tried and failed - ended up with 2 broken flaps.

    Sell the faulty unit on ebay and put the money towards a replacement - this may be the cheaper option.
     
  3. JDMEVOIXMR

    JDMEVOIXMR GBAtemp Regular

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    Try to buy a new logic board on eBay, thats the cheapest way.
     
  4. leviNELS
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    Jeez... seriously I have to buy a new board/DS for that one stupid plastic piece? No other way?
     
  5. paul3100

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    I also had that " flap " break on my old dslite , i used blue tack (sticky tack ) to hold it in place!

    How?

    Well basically put the ribbon cable in place and placed a dod of tack onto it and pressed quite firmly, then tested it without pitting the ds back together to make sure the cable was making perfect contact.

    After that i put more tack on top of and put the ds back together, the trick is to put more than needed so it is constantly pushing down on the cable.

    This works perfectly but the problem is long term as the user tends to press down on the corner where the tack is and over time doesn't push down hard on the cable and starts to stop working again.

    Still worked for me and only had to redo the above steps a couple of times in 6 months!

    paul
     
  6. leviNELS
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    leviNELS Newbie

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    Interesting paul,

    You say you still have to go in and "redo" it from time to time? Doesn't that get annoying pretty fast? Man if only there was a more permanent solution.
     
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    thats bad but for everything there is anyone how can fix it. Try to make a pic of the ds in pieces i will try to make a plan for you [​IMG]
     
  8. Sumea

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    i was lucky to have TWO motherboards, when i ordered my first touch screen.

    With first one, i learned how fragile the flap is, this motherboard was from hinge-broken, and topscreen broken DS that i got from nabour to do BIOS swap trick on friend's DS lite i Semi-Bricked, old and not too long story, anyway, even you'd say "You could've FIXED THAT" - yes, i could, but did no need, and thus learned about the flap and how fragile it is, better.

    On next one, my real own (semi) working DS lite, i learned to be careful, i use some short of semi-sharp tool to carefully open the flap, thus i have succeeded in FOUR ouch screen replacements.

    For you, OP, i am afraid to say: Get a new DS - Sorryyy (or TRY something, like what Paul said)
     
  9. playallday

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    You just pull out on the cable and it comes out, and you push it back it. Too late now.
     
  10. leviNELS
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    Does anyone think super glue would work? If its already trashed it doesn't really matter if I screw it up more...