Repairing a DSi upper LCD

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    Okay, so I'm fixing up a secondhand DSi. I took off the original dead screen and replaced it with a refurbished one. Although the refurbished one will usually allow the console to turn on instead of flicking right off, it only works a small percentage of the time - usually displaying a bunch of lines. Today, when I was messing with it some more, I noticed that putting pressure on the ribbon cable clip seems to affect whether or not it wants to fully work.

    Basically, I'm not sure whether the refurbished screen I bought is faulty, or if the console needs a new ribbon cable clip. Is there a good way to test this? Also, if it is the latter, where can I buy it, and how is it installed? I've seen them for sale for the DS Lite, but not for DSi. Thanks!
     
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  2. Cartmanuk

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    Hi the Refurbed screen has a damaged ribbon cable. SEND IT BACK
     
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    I've been in touch with the company I bought it from and will do that if I can be sure. Is there any way to know that the ribbon cable clip is okay, though? It really seems to make a difference (although the ribbon cable does seem unusually touchy anyway).
     
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    Update: Talked to the seller some more...they're trying to tell me it's not the screen and that I should take it to a shop (which is out of my budget and seems unlikely given that the position of the ribbon cable makes every difference in whether it wants to work or not). I'm still trying to talk to them about it, but has anyone else had this happen?
     
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    Ribbon cables are among the more delecate pieces withing a DS so... probably the screen's ribbon cable.