touch screen cover replacement?

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  1. bclowe
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    does anybody know where and if i can buy/replace the clear plastic cover for the touch screen?

    i let my friend use my ds and he scratched the crap out of the screen...
     
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    Over there.
    Do you mean screen protectors? Try the Hori ones, they're the best. You can find them in DS accessory stores or online, probably dealextreme has them, I don't know, haven't checked in a while.
     
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    The touch screen actually has another cover over it. It's the cover that gets scratched (The cover that you try to protect with another cover, lol) I want a replacement as well. I think it's called a digitizer
     
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    dealextreme.com
     
  5. bclowe
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    on their site, i noticed that they have them included in the complete shell replacement, but did you see them by themselves?
     
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    Over there.
    Why not just buy the whole shell replacement?
     
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    i think they have a touch screen ndsl replacement and a "lower screen LCD"
    the difference is that the touch is under the cover LCD screen like mflo said
    so just buy a lcd screen replacement

    if ur touch screen isnt broken then i think u need this

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3175

    luckily since its bottom screen its easier to install

    good luck!
    p.s. use a screen protector HORI prefered
     
  8. bclowe
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    i was thinking about it, but i heard it's extremely hard to put together, is there a tutorial somewhere on this site? or another site?
     
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    dont worry i dont think its that hard
    since its only the bottom its easier cuz u dont have to worry about the LCD cable in the hinge "wooh!"
    theres one on youtube that talks about disassembling the dsl its for the full thing but u can go halfway since ur only doing bottom

    goodluck
     
  10. bclowe
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    i found a replacement: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3245 , a glass ndslite touchscreen replacement.


    does anybody have a link to a good quality video ir set of picture that show someone taking apart a ds lite? the one on youtube it bad quality.
     
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    The issue here is that the touch-screen is part of a 'sandwich' between the LCD screen, a layer of acrylic, and the bezel/frame.
    This has to be prised apart and reassembled.

    I'm still in two minds whether to have a go myself (Replacement touch-screen should be here any day now) or to just send it back to Nintendo and pay the £30.50.

    All the disassembly guides show the DS being stripped down to the touch-screen, but stop short of showing the LCD/Touch-screen/Acrylic sheet being taken apart.
     
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    so whats the actual touchscreen material? i have a problem that a fluid is stuck between my touchscreen; i thought it was water but a chinese friend of mine said that he changed the screen once in his ds and that it isnt water in my screen, but liquid crystal from the lcd! i said naah can't be, cos the lcd screen still works fine, and therefore he replied that even the touchscreen has a 'liquid layer', and that'd be leaking in my case. does anybody know anything about that?
     
  14. xcalibur

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    No.
    Its one LCD screen on the bottom and the touchscreen is the little seethrough pane directly on top of it.
    Its not "sandwiched" between anything, unless you have a screen protector.
     
  15. LesMcQueen

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    Ah, I see now. Other guide talk of an acrylic sheet. Maybe they mean the actual touch membrane.
    So it's a case of....

    1. Strip down the DS to the LCD/Touch-screen.
    2. Peel apart the touch-screen from the LCD
    3. Replace with the Glass TS from DealExtreme
    and possibly refit the bezel.

    Does that sound right?
     
  16. xcalibur

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    Yep.
     
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    has anyone seen a place where you can buy just the protective layer thats on top the touchscreen?