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    My DS is brokeded...

    The fateful hinge strikes again

    Both sides are pretty well gone, so I am going to do myself a nice little mod...
    Seeing as it's well out of warranty (bought it 2nd hand anyway) I figured I would buy a replacement casing and then fix the bits together

    just had a muck about on colorware (they do custom ds's) and it's do-able

    So I have just ordered:

    1x DealExtreme: $20.46 Full Replacement Housing Case for NDS Lite (Black)
    2x DealExtreme: $0.96 Trigram Screw Driver for NDS NDSL and Wii
    (2 screwdrivers as they are normally cheap and will no doubt break)

    Should be a pretty cool design for black and white being in Newcastle and all
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Oh, good luck with that... hope you don't completely break it . Kudos if you get it all working again
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Quote Originally Posted by tom18230 View Post
    Oh, good luck with that... hope you don't completely break it . Kudos if you get it all working again
    Yeah I plan to take an entire day to do it, take my time and to be VERY careful, dont want to lose any screws for a start!

    YouTube - Howto: SHOCK! DS Lite Casemod - Part 1/4
    YouTube - Howto: SHOCK! DS Lite Casemod - Part 2/4
    YouTube - Howto: SHOCK! DS Lite Casemod - Part 3/4
    YouTube - Howto: SHOCK! DS Lite Casemod - Part 4/4
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    well it WAS fixed tonight.....but my gf broke the screen

    :roll:

    so now I need to buy a new top screen...great
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Thats really bad luck ...though at least DX sell replacement parts cheaply (i presume that's where you're getting another from). Out of interest, do the DS bits on there look like official parts of are they different?

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    the ds casing looks the same as the original pretty much

    Pics will come tomorrow probs pre-snappage
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    i think that deal extreme do the screens fairy cheap also
    very easy to change

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Quote Originally Posted by wazi View Post
    i think that deal extreme do the screens fairy cheap also
    very easy to change
    I have to solder speakers on tho
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Pics as promised In no particular order thanks to imageshack....
    3rd one down shows the missing power switch













    Snapped the power button thingy by mistake putting the case back together, £5 off ebay and some soldering to fix that bit, so no biggie

    The screen doesnt sit flush when shut, but it's due to the way I arranged the hinge before putting it back together, so again no biggie

    I like it (next step is when I can be bothered to make all of the top black, and all of the bottom white, 2 toned next style attempt)

    Anyone want a quick guide on how to do it/what you need? I'll do it if asked but not otherwise
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Aw well i hope it all gest fixed for you =]

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Well less than 5 months on it has gone again

    This time I am getting a white housing and a replacement hinge set..... *grumble* (ninty want £30 to fix it as it is out of warranty)
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Keep us posted, it's an interesting read.

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Keep us posted, it's an interesting read.
    Will do

    The annoying thing is I have had 2 crack in the same place, so I'm sure it's the hinge, unfortunately there isnt a way to get this done very cheaply, so I may switch it back to the original cracked one, send it to nintendo and get them to fix it, it's £30 or so but at least AFAIK I get a new or good refurb one and a year warranty on it which is more important to me tbh
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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    please help! i have bought a replacement case but it came with no hinges, i found one for the right hand hinge but not the left one where the cables go, help!!

    thanks

    jason

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    I have a friend who has a broken white DS lite with the hinges. She's fine with me buying it for NZ$100 (console, charger, stylus + Sims 2 Pets included as well as being able to occasionally loan games) but I want to know I can fix it before I fork over that much (being too young to get a steady job, I have rather low amounts of money in my bank account -.-)
    You said earlier that if wanted, you'd write up a basic thing of how to repair the hinge? *beg* or even just point me to an easy site?

    Or do you think it will be easier for me to just go out and buy another one off eBay (or trademe, NZ's version of eBay)?

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    Re: My DS is brokeded...

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Repa...tendo-DS-Lite/

    I'm not writing up a guide for something I did nearly a year and a half ago and I don't even own the console any more
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