Taking Apart Polar White Nintendo DS Lite

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Jun 4, 2007
  1. Vapourstreak
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    ^ Look At Topic. Any ideas how?
     
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    By any chance do you have a set of tiny screwdrivers that look like these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Jeweler...-set-bright.jpg (or similar)? I'd take the smallest one and see if it can fit in a tri-wing screw and try to lock it inside and unscrew the screw. I've tested it on my old Game Boy Pocket and it seems to work. I think the DS Lite screws are too small though so this might not be possible and you might also strip a screw doing this. I wouldn't recommend this method, just get a tri-wing screwdriver if you can. Without using a screwdriver, I don't know of any safe method of taking apart the Lite.
     
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    u can use a simular sized screw driver, use force and twist
    takes forever
     
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    Yeah i have those. I tried . doesnt work. i cant buy a tri- wing. not allowed to buy online
     
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    Age is a bitch [​IMG]

    Buying online is great.
     
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    Look for a shop that repairs consoles if you find one take your nintendo ds in there and ask them nicely if they can open up your ds. [​IMG] even try a hardware shop. Whats wrong with your ds anyway [​IMG]
     
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    Iuno. Top screen flickers. Want Nintendo to replace the DS Lite, but they said they'd have to charge me, so no way.
     
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    you can attempt to customize a triwing by filing down a hex key. maybe try a hobby shop.
     
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    wtf is a hex key?
     
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    The screwdriver with the head shaped like a hexagon.

    Or allen key like other people call it.
     
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    Thats a great idea to not waste money and get a new handy tool [​IMG] does anyone have thw measurements to make one?
     
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    how about using a pen cap, like they do sometimes when opening the Gamecube up.

    Just heat the top of the pen and press it hard into the screw, might work.
     
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    I used a very small flathead screwdriver. One that fit into the tri-wing grooves, of course. I then pushed down on the top of the screwdriver with my palm and took pliers to twist the screwdriver. I also, without the pliers, just turned the DS instead of the screwdriver. If you put enough force on to the screwdriver, it will work. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, guys
     

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