Replacement Power Switch for NDS Lite at DX

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  1. Splych
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    Yes. You see it. It's a replacement PowerSwitch for your DSL. Sell it for $2 so I don't know if it's worth it xD

    The Link: Replacement PowerSwitch $1.86

    Here are 2 pictures. Front and Back:

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    It's $1.86. So far, I haven't seen anyone post this yet, so I guess it hasn't been announced here?

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    - Echo
     
  2. IBNobody

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    Buy 3 of these things. They are shit, but all DS replacement switches are shit.
     
  3. ScuberSteve

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    These switches require soldering skills to replace.
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  4. WildWon

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    I've been saying (since i joined) that we need an icon for "the more you know."

    Sorry that was off topic, its just nice to see someone else "requesting" it [​IMG]
     
  5. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    It's not that you need 3 of them because you'll botch the job. You need 3 because they only last 6 months or so. My wife is on her second replacement switch.
     
  6. Joe88

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    in general real DSL switches or the switches at DX?
     
  7. IBNobody

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    All the ones being sold at repair websites are not the same ones Nintendo uses. They are a different brand, any they have a shorter mechanical lifespan.
     
  8. thieves like us

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    all of the replacement switches lack the 2 "ears" on the ends of switch casing which is used to stabilize it when you mount it. the aftermarket switches are only held in place by the 4 solder connections which are the signal lines. (not that it matters too much, but I thought that I would point it out)
     
  9. moose3

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    Not sure how much space is in the case, but if you can, squirt some hot glue around the switch casing. A trick I used in my amateur electronics building that will stabilize the part, also works as an insulator.
     
  10. arctic_flame

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    Hot glue will make it (more) annoying to remove when it breaks.
     
  11. thieves like us

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    hot glue is the tool of monkeys. with the number of surface mounted components on the ds's pcb, I wouldn't risk using the stuff.
     
  12. IBNobody

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    Gluing wouldn't help.

    The switches don't bust apart when they fail. What fails are the contacts inside the switch.
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    why do u need a new switch... do these break as often as hinges? It seems i have more to know