Replaceing ribbon cable for DS Lite

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ChaosTheorySD, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. ChaosTheorySD

    ChaosTheorySD GBAtemp Fan

    May 29, 2004
    United States
    San Diego, CA
    Is it possible to replace just the ribbon cable on the DS lite? I see a couple listing on eBay for ribbon cables, but that might be for the original DS so I'm not sure. The top screen powers on, but there's no picture. Sometimes if I jiggle it just right it'll flash a little bit then go back to white. So I think maybe the actual screen is still fine, it's just the connection.

    Assuming that is possible, what is the easiest procedure to do? I'm looking at three options right now:

    1) replace just the ribbon cable
    PRO: probably cheapest
    CON: don't know yet

    2) buy a replacent screen from DealExtreme
    PRO: easy to find the replacement part
    CON: have to desolder/resolder the speaker wires

    3) buy another broken DS to salvage for parts.
    PRO: Extra parts in case something else get's messed up
    CON: getting one on eBay for cheap is a crapshoot, top screen might still be broken anyway
  2. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

    May 30, 2008
    Birmingham (England)
    you need a whole new screen for the DSL
  3. eggsample

    eggsample punahussy

    Mar 29, 2010
    ribbon and lcd is 1 complete piece. You can not replace ribbon
    Ribbon replacement is for DS PHAT
    ds phat ribbon cable