Time to clean my DS Lite ...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by MaHe, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. MaHe
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    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Lately, my DS Lite just sat on the shelf, collecting dust (no interesting games in the past month), but now that Pokemon is out, I decided to use it again.
    But unfortunately, I saw a lot of dust got caught between the white and transparent plastic. Before buying a tri-wing screwdriver, I want to ask:

    If I open the DS up, can I separate the transparent plastic from the white plastic in order to clean them? Thanks.
    P.S.: Is it possible to buy an original Onyx DS Lite Shell from somewhere?
     
  2. Devil_Spawn

    Devil_Spawn GBAtemp Regular

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    do you mean the area on the top screen or bottom?
     
  3. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

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    All I can say is check ebay and search for faulty ds lite
     
  4. MaHe
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    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Bottom ...
     
  5. purepunk

    purepunk Newbie

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    R4 ftw lol i love my roms my favourite game is mario kart and super mario ds and of course nintendogs ive onyl had my DS for 3 days well 2 witht the R4 and i luv it!
     
  6. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Do you mean the gap between the actual unit and the clear transparent casing along the sides of the DS? You can use a thin piece of paper to clear it out as the casing comes off at the sides a bit.
     
  7. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    I had a white ds lite and those plastic bits got so dirty. I tried using paper but it got stuck on the corner and tried using sisscors to get the paper out.....I slipped and scratched my ds. I just replaced it for a black ds lite. Havent had it looking dirty yet.
     
  8. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    That's because on the Black DS Lite the outer shell isn't transparent, THOUGH it seems there are some models with them, and some without.

    The paper thing: Won't happen if you're careful enough [​IMG]
     
  9. MaHe
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    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    What does it make so glossy if there's no transparent plastic, then?
    My white Lite is getting uglier and uglier each day. :'(

    P.S.: I figured looking for a broken black DS Lite on eBay is a pretty good idea. But the thing is ... I can't find any. I was able to do so 4 days ago.
    Help! [​IMG]
     
  10. nileyg

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    My white ds is pretty dirty too, i think i'll try the paper thing.
    Just hope i don't get any paper stuck in it, that would look funny [​IMG]

    This came out of nowhere... [​IMG]
     
  11. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    My black ds lite pwns....I prefer it so much to white ds. Cant w8 to get my matching wii case with red LEDs [​IMG]
     
  12. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    I use Screen clothes+toothpick! [​IMG]
     
  13. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    here'n'there
    divineo sells ds shells
     
  14. walkir

    walkir Child of Darkness

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    I wash my hands before playing. Works all the time [​IMG] Got used to doing while playing on my PSP.
     
  15. MaHe
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    Only white ones ... and they seem to be out of stock.
    I'm a bit tempted to try Shock!'s Clear case, but if I could get my hands on the original Onyx case, that'd be awesome ... [​IMG]
     
  16. TheBlueStylus

    TheBlueStylus Advanced Member

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    Divineo sells stock white DS Lite shells? I could go for a few of those... is it on their US site? I couldn't find it.
     
  17. Xelia

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    Using a thin sheet of computer paper does work well, been using it since I got my DS. Never had an paper get stuck. o.o
     
  18. MaHe
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    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    I've been using the paper sheet too, but I just ended up with the dirt being stuck in the corners. >_
     
  19. dbgtdob

    dbgtdob GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i just get a toothpick and jam it in, your ds case wont break, get the toothpick in a corner that sticks out, and then just slide it, the dirt will come right out, another word of advice open up your battery cover, when i cleaned my brothers girlfriends sons ds, i had to take it off since so much dirt collected inside, and omg was his ds dirty it had ketchup stains on the inside in the hinge, i finally replaced it with a black shock case because he dropped it and chips the corners of the ds hinge.
     
  20. jono_

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    ditto, got into the corners, aswell as a chunk of paper lol
     
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