Power switch successfully repaired!

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Joey90, Jul 5, 2008.

Jul 5, 2008
  1. Joey90

    Member Joey90 Not around any more

    Apr 21, 2007
    United Kingdom
    I opened up my transparent blue DS to replace the conductive pads, fix the shoulder buttons and use white buttons instead (now it looks cool [​IMG] )

    And after doing it once successfully (when I changed the case) I tried to close it up again, and of course, the power switch snapped (just the plastic nub)

    Fortunately I had managed to get the bottom half of my friends old broken DS, and being VERY careful, I desoldered the cover of the switch (not the actual contacts) and took out the plastic nub and the spring, then I did the same with my DS. The next part was pretty difficult, I needed help, as I had to reassemble the switch, which is spring loaded. After pinging out a few times it went in, and I resoldered on the cover. And, amazingly, it worked!

    But I was really worried when it snapped off, I almost destroyed the DS completely!

    All is well now, and so, if your power switch breaks, don't panic! [​IMG]
  2. ben_not_benny

    Member ben_not_benny GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 25, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Wow, you must be lucky! I have a phat so I don't worry about the power switch as much.

    I think DS Lite owners are far more lucky, they have more of those cool cases and other things to choose from. [​IMG]

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