Author Topic: Had anyone replaced the DS Lite shell before?  (Read 683 times)

Offline jacktheripper

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Had anyone replaced the DS Lite shell before?
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:39:05 AM »
Hey all,

I recently picked up a secondhand DS Lite handheld for peanuts when I was in Tokyo last month, they only had 2 systems in the store at that time, both pink colour.... or salmon  :-

Anyone here changed it before, and how difficult would it be for someone who has never done it before.. some tutorials state soldering is required while some doesn't. Most say it takes a few hours at least.. wanna go for something like this;


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Re: Had anyone replaced the DS Lite shell before?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 09:49:40 AM »
Hi, I had a go at putting a new shell on my son's ds lite because of a broken hinge.
It was quite straight forward but you have to watch out for the ribbon cables. I damaged mine when doing it so I lost sound and then after a few months it died completely. If I could do it again I would be quite sure that I could pull it off though.

There was a decent video on youtube about it, I will have a look and post if I find it.

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Re: Had anyone replaced the DS Lite shell before?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 12:40:46 PM »
Watch out for damaging the power switch on the right hand side which is easily done. I didn't need to solder either.

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Re: Had anyone replaced the DS Lite shell before?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 15:30:46 PM »
Actually very good advice from both guys above, I suffered both issues after changing mine first time around, my advice is it watch many videos, take your time, have the correct tools and a comfortable space to perform the work.
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