My 2DS' touch screen is cracked.

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    I've accidentally nucaused my 2ds' tuch screen t crack making it uusable.
    Is it cheaper to buy a second hand one or to pay Nintendo to repair it?
     
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    or you could by a replacement touchscreen from ebay for £2.50 ~ £5.00 and replace it yourself and save even more
     
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    Nintendo typically charges $100+ for an extensive repair like that. For that price at Target you can get a brand new one. I
     
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    This. N3DS/O3DS/2DS parts are everywhere there! It's pretty much just connected with ribbon cables and tape, just be careful, obviously. Or if you personally know someone that's experienced, have them do it.
     
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    I'm going to buy it now, thank you. I have no idea how to replace it though.
     
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    look on ifixit or instructables for a guide they're usualy pretty good or youtube even
     
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    Is it possible to replace JUST the touch screen?
     
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    Technically, there's one screen in the 2DS, so no, you have to replace the whole screen. They average $35 on ebay. Nintendo would surely charge more to fix it. $35 about a 1/3 the price of a new 2DS, though.
     
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    that is not completely true whilst the LCD is all on screen the actual digitiser (touchscreen) is a seperate layer the
    same as in all nintendo DS consoles and is completely possible to be replaced just by itself

    the OP says he's cracked the touchscreen not the LCD
     
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    So, I can remove the touch screen?
     
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    Is it just the part that covers the screen as in the digitizer, or is it the screen itself that's cracked? Can we see a picture of it?
     
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    yes a picture would be good
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    It looks like the digitizer itself. not the screen. They are $10 in the US or about $3 in China.
     
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    How would I know if if the touch screen itself was damaged?
     
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    Take it apart. It looks more like the digitizer as there is no LDC bleed. You can separate the digitizer from the screen when you disassemble it.