Switched Shell's on a DSi now it wont turn on???

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Feb 23, 2010
  1. Bat420maN
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    I switched out the shell on my DSi, now when I power it on the blue light comes on, the bottom screen flash's, then it just shuts down. As far as I can tell everything was put back together correctly. Is there something that commonly cause's this issue? Is my DSi screwed?
     
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    Bottom screen flash means the top screen isn't working.

    The most likely cause is that you didn't properly reinsert the ribbon cable back to the motherboard. Take it apart and make sure the ribbon cable is in properly this time, then test if it works before putting it back together. When I did my case mod I had this problem, and had it fixed within 2 minutes just by taking the cable out and putting it in again (but a bit further).

    If that doesn't work, you broke the ribbon cable for the top screen, and will have to buy a new one and replace it. Or sell it to me cheap [​IMG]
     
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    Yup, it's most definately the ribbon cable. The same thing happened to me [​IMG]
    Be careful with the little "clamp" thingy. It breaks REALLY easily.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response guys, I'll start tearing it back down now. Couple rookie mistakes, I didn't do to bad. If I need more help I'll be back, if not thank you very much.

    Works perfect now, thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.
     
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    Just curious, did you buy an Eye candy shell? [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, and I cant recommend them at all. It's a horrible shell, gaps all over, I had to shave down parts to get them to fit together correctly. Huge pain, was pretty cheap but, you get what you pay for.
     
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    Wow, the ones I got off DX fit together pretty nicely, didn't need to alter it in anyway, and it's a lot cheaper.

    But that's for the DSL, hopfully the same factory will make some the same for the DSi.
     

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