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Repairing Nintendo DS Top LCD Screen

Repairing Nintendo DS Top LCD Screen


Tools: Tweezers, Plastic opening tools, Tri-wing screwdriver, Phillips #00 screwdriver



Step 1: Take out any game cartridge Take out the screw (Phillips #00) and take off the battery door



Step 2: Take out the battery (spudger or other instrument may be helpful)



Step 3: Take out the seven screws (tri-wing) on the back



Step 4: Take off the back panel



Step 5: Take out the four screws (Phillips #00) on the circuit board 



Step 6: Move up the black clips on the two sockets to free the ribbon cables Gently take the cables out manually, not with pliers



Step 7: Below the ribbon cable on the right you just took out, there will be two smaller ribbon cables After you slide the cables’ associated locks down to the side you will be able to remove them (tweezers may be helpful)



Step 8: Remove the part shown (WiFi antenna pigtail) with tweezers



Step 9: Take out the circuit board being careful not to damage the ribbon cables



Step 10: Take off the screw covers with a flathead screwdriver



Step 11: Take out the screws (Phillips #00) uncovered by the previous step



Step 12: Separate the halves of the top portion



Step 13: Take off the top cover Take out the screw (Phillips #00) on the hinge cover



Step 14: The ribbon cables and WiFi pigtail cable now need to be fed through the hinge cover opening Take out the yellow spacer



Step 15: Take out the two screws (Phillips #00) on the speaker circuit boards (green)



Step 16: Move up the black locks on the two sockets and take out the ribbon cables manually Below the orange cable you removed there will be a smaller ribbon cable. Pull its lock down and take the cable out



Step 17: Take out the top screen (pry tool may be helpful)


REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS TO PUT THE CONSOLE BACK TOGETHER