Yellow screen

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  1. kolagyrl
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    Hi, I replaced the bottom screen on a dsl. Had to replace the touchscreen module also. Got everything put back together and when you turn ds on the bottom screen is yellowish...(well pink) I even put the old lcd back on and same thing... so what did I do wrong? I followed supermodchips instructions.. Please help. You can play on it, the touchscreen works, it is just yellowish.. (pink). Very frusterating, I have been trying to figure out what I did wrong.. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. soulx

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    Yellowish?

    What do you mean? The screen looks 'yellow'? [​IMG]
     
  3. Bently

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    o_o, could you provide a picture of this "yellow" screen?
    Did you by any chance scratch a bit of the ribbon cable while
    putting the case back together? Or is the ribbon cable slot thingy
    not aligned right with the ribbon cable?
     
  4. kolagyrl
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    kolagyrl Newbie

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    Well it is pink instead of yellow. Yellow when it first comes on then pink. I dont think I messed up the ribbon cable, I checked to make sure it was inserted well.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. DeMoN

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    Yeah that's definitely a problem with the connectors.
    However, the DS Lite has a well-known and widespread manufacturing defect with yellow touch screens, as can be seen clearly in this picture.
    [​IMG]
    If you want to test if your DS Lite has the yellow screen, just play Super Mario 64 DS and go to the basement.

    Edit: Some better pics and more info about the yellow screen problem here: http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2006/7/1-1
     
  6. TwinRetro

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    Yeah, I had to return 2 DSLs from Lamestop before I got one with two perfect screens.
     
  7. kolagyrl
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    So I should take apart and reinsert the connectors? I know that the one for the touchscreen is tricky to get in its slot.
     
  8. ZeWarrior

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    Its worth a shot.
     
  9. kolagyrl
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    k. I will try this as soon as I get a chance. I will let ya know how it comes out. Thanks all!!
     
  10. Diosoth

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    This is why you should ask to test any system before purchase and if they refuse, then walk out. I am aware the big light bulbs stores use give off different light than standard home-use bulbs or energy saving CFL bulbs, however but even so, test it first. You should be able to tell from even a quick inspection. I always test handhelds first for dead pixels and such.