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Replace the upper LCD on your Nintendo DS Lite.

  1. Unscrew the Phillips screw securing the battery cover to the lower case. The screw remains captive to the battery cover.
    • Unscrew the Phillips screw securing the battery cover to the lower case.

    • The screw remains captive to the battery cover.

    • Pry the battery cover upward with a spudger or fingernail, and lift out of the lower case.

  2. Wedge the edge of a spudger in between the side of the battery and the lower case housing and pry upward to dislodge the battery.
    • Wedge the edge of a spudger in between the side of the battery and the lower case housing and pry upward to dislodge the battery.

    • Remove the battery from the DS Lite.

  3. Use the tip of a spudger to pry both rubber feet off the DS Lite. Use the tip of a spudger to pry both rubber feet off the DS Lite.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry both rubber feet off the DS Lite.

  4. Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DS Lite:
    • Remove the following screws securing the lower case to the body of the DS Lite:

    • Two 4.3 mm gold Phillips screws

    • One 3.9 mm black Tri-Wing screw

    • One 3.3 mm silver Phillips screw

    • Three 5.5 mm silver Tri-Wing screws

  5. Insert the edge of a spudger in between the lower and upper case near the top right corner of the DS Lite. Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process. Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case.
    • Insert the edge of a spudger in between the lower and upper case near the top right corner of the DS Lite.

    • Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the DS Lite, creating an opening in the process.

    • Continue running the spudger along the backside of the DS Lite until the majority of the lower case has been separated from the upper case.

  6. Lift the lower case away from the rest of the DS Lite.
    • Lift the lower case away from the rest of the DS Lite.

    • Pull carefully. Some units are sealed with adhesive, and pulling too hard can damage the power switch.

  7. Lift both trigger buttons out of the DS Lite. The trigger buttons are held in very loosely by small metal pegs and springs.  Don't lose track of these pieces.
    • Lift both trigger buttons out of the DS Lite.

    • The trigger buttons are held in very loosely by small metal pegs and springs. Don't lose track of these pieces.

    • The second picture shows the correct configuration of the trigger assembly for reassembly purposes.

  8. Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi antenna connector straight up from its socket on the Wi-Fi board.
    • Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi antenna connector straight up from its socket on the Wi-Fi board.

  9. Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi board connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the Wi-Fi board connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

  10. Use the flat edge of a spudger to separate the right edge of the Wi-Fi board from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat edge of a spudger to separate the right edge of the Wi-Fi board from the motherboard.

    • The Wi-Fi board is secured to the motherboard with a layer of adhesive.

    • Remove the Wi-Fi board from the DS Lite.

  11. Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the microphone connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the microphone connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

  12. In the following steps you must pull the antenna cable between the DS Lite game cartridge reader and motherboard.  Pull slowly and stop when you feel resistance to avoid damaging the cable or motherboard. Position the antenna cable with its connector facing up and away from the motherboard using a spudger to hold it down lightly in the gap between chips on the motherboard. Slowly and carefully pull the antenna cable until the cable connector is under the DS Lite game cartridge reader.
    • In the following steps you must pull the antenna cable between the DS Lite game cartridge reader and motherboard. Pull slowly and stop when you feel resistance to avoid damaging the cable or motherboard.

    • Position the antenna cable with its connector facing up and away from the motherboard using a spudger to hold it down lightly in the gap between chips on the motherboard.

    • Slowly and carefully pull the antenna cable until the cable connector is under the DS Lite game cartridge reader.

    • Continue pulling the cable until the cable connector comes out from under the game cartridge reader on the right side.

    • When reassembling and attempting to feed the antenna cable back under the game cartridge reader, the cable may kink or become difficult to feed through. If so, try feeding a piece of thread through first; then, tie the thread to one end of the cable connector and pull it through, guiding it past any obstructions.

  13. Use your fingernail or the edge of a spudger to carefully flip up the touchscreen ribbon cable retaining flap. Make sure you are flipping up the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
    • Use your fingernail or the edge of a spudger to carefully flip up the touchscreen ribbon cable retaining flap.

    • Make sure you are flipping up the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to pull the touchscreen ribbon cable straight out of its socket.

  14. Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips screws securing the motherboard to the upper case.
    • Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips screws securing the motherboard to the upper case.

  15. Open the display enough to use your finger to push the front edge of the motherboard up and away from the upper case.
    • Open the display enough to use your finger to push the front edge of the motherboard up and away from the upper case.

    • Do not try to remove the motherboard, as it is still connected to the upper display via the upper LCD ribbon cable.

  16. Use your fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger to carefully flip up the upper LCD ribbon cable retaining flap. Make sure you are flipping up the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
    • Use your fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger to carefully flip up the upper LCD ribbon cable retaining flap.

    • Make sure you are flipping up the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Pull the motherboard away from the DS Lite to separate the upper LCD ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard from the DS Lite.

    • Now you may open the retaining flap for the lower LCD screen in the same way and separate the lower LCD screen from the motherboard.

  17. Remove the two 8.3 mm Phillips screws securing the upper case to the display assembly.
    • Remove the two 8.3 mm Phillips screws securing the upper case to the display assembly.

  18. Pull the upper LCD ribbon cable to the right, through the slit in the case. Push the ribbon cable down through the slit.
    • Pull the upper LCD ribbon cable to the right, through the slit in the case.

    • Push the ribbon cable down through the slit.

  19. Slowly lift the upper case away from the display, making sure the ribbon cable does not get caught. Slowly lift the upper case away from the display, making sure the ribbon cable does not get caught.
    • Slowly lift the upper case away from the display, making sure the ribbon cable does not get caught.

  20. Once the ribbon cable is free from the upper case, pull the antenna and Wi-Fi cables through the hole in the upper case. Remove the upper case from the DS Lite.
    • Once the ribbon cable is free from the upper case, pull the antenna and Wi-Fi cables through the hole in the upper case.

    • Remove the upper case from the DS Lite.

  21. Use a push pin to remove the four plastic screw covers on the front bezel. Use a push pin to remove the four plastic screw covers on the front bezel.
    • Use a push pin to remove the four plastic screw covers on the front bezel.

  22. Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws securing the rear display bezel to the front display bezel
    • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws securing the rear display bezel to the front display bezel

  23. Use the edge of a spudger to pry both rubber pads out of the front display bezel. Use the edge of a spudger to pry both rubber pads out of the front display bezel.
    • Use the edge of a spudger to pry both rubber pads out of the front display bezel.

  24. Using two hands, gently slide the rear bezel upwards. The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm.
    • Using two hands, gently slide the rear bezel upwards.

    • The rear bezel will move only about 2 mm.

  25. Insert a spudger in the gap between the front and rear display bezels and pry the front bezel away from the rear bezel. Lift the rear display bezel away from the display assembly.
    • Insert a spudger in the gap between the front and rear display bezels and pry the front bezel away from the rear bezel.

    • Lift the rear display bezel away from the display assembly.

  26. Use the tip of a spudger to pry both speakers up from their housing and place them on the back of the LCD. The speakers have magnets which will hold them together, helping to keep them out of the way for later steps. The speakers have magnets which will hold them together, helping to keep them out of the way for later steps.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry both speakers up from their housing and place them on the back of the LCD.

    • The speakers have magnets which will hold them together, helping to keep them out of the way for later steps.

  27. Starting in the top right corner, use both hands to slowly separate the LCD from the front display bezel. Continue separating along the top and left edges of the LCD. Finally, push the LCD up and away from the front display bezel.
    • Starting in the top right corner, use both hands to slowly separate the LCD from the front display bezel.

    • Continue separating along the top and left edges of the LCD.

    • Finally, push the LCD up and away from the front display bezel.

    • Do not try to remove the LCD yet, as the LCD ribbon cable is still routed through the front display bezel.

  28. Desolder the speakers from the upper LCD by heating up the solder joints with a soldering iron and simultaneously pulling the speaker wires away from the ribbon cable.
    • Desolder the speakers from the upper LCD by heating up the solder joints with a soldering iron and simultaneously pulling the speaker wires away from the ribbon cable.

    • If you have never soldered before, we have a guide that makes it easy.

    • Upper LCD remains.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Matthew Newsom

Lid sinds: 05-01-10

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This is a very concise and accurate guide! I found this repair to be very difficult, especially so due to the aftermarket Chinese screen I installed that required me to solder on the speaker wires. Ugh! If you can, get a replacement with the speakers attached. I also can't stress enough how annoying threading the ribbon cable through the case is. DS is a great platform, but product design left a lot to be desired.

scheppdogg532 - Antwoord

This repair is somewhat difficult. There are a couple of points to be careful about:

1) The display ribbon cable is fairly easy to remove from the hinge, but somewhat difficult to route through it once the new display is in place. It is easier to do if the antenna/microphone wires are out of the way.

2) The ribbon connector is fairly short and difficult to manipulate so that it mates securely to the socket on the motherboard. If it isn't seated properly the DS will not boot. So test it first (by temporarily pressing the battery against the battery connectors and turning power on) before re-assembly.

Kar Wong - Antwoord

Make a note of where the Wi-Fi antenna connector, microphone, and speaker wires are positioned in the DS Lite housing. If they are not placed back in the correct location, the case will not close. If you force it closed you will squash the wiring which could lead to problems later on. Also be sure the speakers are placed back in correctly. If you can see metal through the speaker holes in the case then you've done it wrong (flip the speakers over). Lastly, when trying to maneuver the antenna connector back under the game cartridge reader, make sure the connector head is face down so that it does not get stuck (happened to me). If you look at the picture in Step 7, it's a straight shot from right to left when running the wire through. Use a paperclip and a flashlight to help you if you get stuck and most importantly, do not try to yank it free!

Nick G - Antwoord

Funny how these things give you instructions for taking things apart , but not for installing and putting back together. I found routing the screen ribbon through the hinge to be especially difficult and I think I might have damaged it in the process. I wish i would have known that its best to make sure this is done before trying lock the screen case back up.

Sebastian Lopez - Antwoord

This was a very difficult but fun and satisfying repair to do. The hardest part was definitely putting the display ribbon cable through the small tube to the bottom of the unit. One thing that could be done to make this easier, I would suggest having a small set of tweezers to help assist with pulling the cable through . One thing you can also do is to wrap the ribbon wire around the microphone and antenna wires a few time, then guide the orange ribbon cable about halfway out of the tube, and then attach the bottom part to it, and then pull the rest of the cable through with the tweezers. This helps a lot with preventing stress on those small, delicate cables, and can make life much easier.

The E- Scrap Man - Antwoord

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