My "Pokemon Black and White" DS Case Repair/Mod

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by C0dy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. C0dy
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    Hello all, I'm a newbie to GBATemp. After reading a review on here about Case Replacements a few weeks ago I decided I would order one to attempt to fix a white DS Lite that had been sitting in a drawer for about two years with a broken hinge. I ordered a Pokemon themed one - essentially a knockoff of the limited edition Dialga and Palkia DS. Few weeks later and it got here today, I opened it up, pulled up the guide here at GBATemp, and got to work for a few hours. Thankfully, I managed to finish without screwing anything up, and even on my first try! I mixed and matched parts from the white DS with the case replacement. Because of the DS's black color, Pokemon theme, and white portions, I have dubbed this my "Pokemon Black & White" DS and will be using it until the 3DS comes out. I figured I would show some pictures to see what others think. It may be a knockoff, but I'm proud of the job I did, lol [​IMG] And if nothing else the DS is back in a functional state!

    Front:
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    Back:
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    Inside:
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  2. XXLANCEXX

    XXLANCEXX GBAtemp Maniac

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    Good Job ^-^
     
  3. Looks nice and funky. [​IMG]
    Good job!
     
  4. JakePsycho

    JakePsycho gold~king~house

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    Where did you order that from!? [​IMG] I really want to see those [​IMG]
     
  5. Valkart

    Valkart GBAtemp Fan

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    Congrats! [​IMG] It looks great [​IMG]
     
  6. C0dy
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    I ordered the casing from a seller on Amazon, and got the white parts from the DS. Case took a while for shipping, but it was worth the wait to me [​IMG]

    Here's the link. The seller has quite a few varieties.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TFL1OC
     
  7. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

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    Looks nice as, Im thinking of doing something quite similar
     
  8. C0dy
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    Yeah its a fun little project to do. Just gotta be careful with a few parts like the ribbon cable
     
  9. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

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    I've often wondered about 2 toning my DSPhat but the problem with that is that there are so many various parts exposed I'm afraid it would look awful.
    Most I reckon would look good is fully Black/White top with a Fully Black/White bottom and opposite coloured buttons.
    DSLite has so many cool special edition cases [​IMG] *sigh*
     
  10. Attila13

    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    Awesome job! The DS looks amazing! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Awesome! Modding my DS lite really hurt my back, though. [​IMG]
     
  12. C0dy
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    Thanks guys!
     
  13. iggloovortex

    iggloovortex GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you definitely stole my ds lite custom mod [​IMG] [​IMG]

    except mine is better with the exception of the pokemon on the top [​IMG]

    and i had mine longer, [​IMG]

    ill post pics

    pics
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  14. C0dy
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    Yours is pretty cool too [​IMG]
     
  15. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Grow up.
     
  16. DunkrWunkah

    DunkrWunkah GBAtemp's Official Dunkr

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    Do you have any before pictures? Nice job, especially for your first try.
     
  17. Rumsie

    Rumsie GBAtemp Regular

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    cody's one is way better than yours dude... just because you were first doesnt mean your the best at it [​IMG]
     
  18. Supreme Dirt

    Supreme Dirt GBAtemp Regular

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    Ugh, this just serves to remind me that my legitimate limited edition DS Lite has a broken hinge.

    Still looks pretty cool though.
     
  19. alkahest

    alkahest GBAtemp Regular

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    i want a clear mod its cooler with the insides exposed [​IMG]
    still ur is cool good job [​IMG]
     
  20. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

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    Lol, I did the same case. Did the shipping take a whole damn month for you too?

    [​IMG]
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    Also, were the L and R buttons a pain too? And I messed up mine because I didn't put the tiny piece that the battery cover's screw goes into to hold it in place, so I had to put wire tape since there was no way in hell I was going to deal with those L and R buttons again.
     
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