NDS top screen always white

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Aug 27, 2007

NDS top screen always white by Riffman at 8:41 AM (773 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. Riffman
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    Newcomer Riffman Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Our NDS had a cracked hinge, so I ordered one of the replacement cases & performed the transplant myself.

    End result is that the unit works (bottom screen, sound, touchscreen, etc.), although the top screen is always white - it does have a slight grey-ish blemish in the vicinity of where the NintendoDS logo normally is.

    My first guess is that I have damaged the ribbon cable during the transplant, so will order a new one. Does anyone have any other thoughts on what it might be ?


    TIA
     
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    you should have got nintendo to fix it

    it probably is a damaged/ loose conector/cable
     
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    Oh I did ring them. It was going to cost $100+ to fix. I ended up doing it for $15.
     
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    I ended up getting a replacement ribbon cable, & now everything works perfectly. [​IMG]

    As for the replacement shell itself - Well you do get what you pay for, but at least we now have a playable DS again.



    Edit: The "$7 ebay cases" do seem a little inferior in quality to the OEM shells. For example, at the back of the top casing there is a slight (1-2mm) gap where the two pieces aren't touching. Also, when I used the replacement bottom the trigger buttons were a bit tight - This could've been rectified with a little sanding/filing, although I opted to use my original bottom & now it works fine. The two cases I got (blue & red) were solid plastic, & not just painted. Overall, the case does what it is supposed to, & it was alot cheaper than sending it off to Nintendo.
     

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