Repair a loose hinge on DS Lite before trading in?

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Jul 10, 2010
  1. MrMrMr
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    Hi

    I bought my kids a DSi XL, and so can now trade in there old DS Lite. However when you open it, the top screen flops to flat. On the hinge on the RHS a little bit you can see is open (when its closed), and looks like a hairline crack when its open.

    So my brother just traded in his and I wouldn't mind, but they will spot this straight away. So can it be fixed? Is it easy? Is it worth it? (DS works perfect). Its a pink DS Lite

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    By a new shell and replace it. Due to the time and effort, I'd say it's not worth the small amount you'd get for the DS Lite.
     
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    So I have to buy a total new case for it! the whole caboodle? I was hoping just the hinge it or something?

    My brother got £45 (UK), so gotta be worth it?
     
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    Ah I thought maybe you could just replace the actual hinge rather than the whole shell/case. Would the shop I trade in into not realise then though that its not a genuine case after this?
     
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    i wouldnt recommend trying to change the case unless you have done it previously. it is very complex.
     
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    If your trading it in dont even bother fixing it they wont give you any more money for it
     
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    Fair do , but they will probably refuse the trade in if its no good. At the moment when you open the DS, the screen flops to fully open. I dont think they will allow a trade in if this is the case? I know if I was buying a 2nd hand one from a shop I would try it 1st and if it flopped open like mine does, I wouldnt buy it though
     

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