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Nintendo DS Lite case replacement.

Phillyj Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hi all. Anybody attempted to replace a DS Lite case from one of the kits which are advertised online? Got a friends second hand pink DS lined up for Daughter but she had her heart set on a brand new Red one in Game. I found some complete shell replacement kits which allegedly have all the necessary bits'n'bobs to do this but I was wondering if anybody had attempted it and could recommend a kit or even if it was worth doing at all! Cheers.
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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I found the cheapest place to buy replacement shells to be dealextreme, although it does take a few weeks for delivery. However if the pink case is still in good condition I really wouldn't risk replacing it, since so many people have broken DS Lite's attempting to replace the casing - its a really fiddly job.

I have just replaced my first casing and even though I have experience taking stuff apart, read a guide, and took my time, I still managed to break one of the speaker wires whilst reassembling :( but at least thats easily replaceable if you know how to solder. If I had broken the flex screen cables I would have had to buy a repacement screen, and there are plenty of other parts that could be easily broken.

Good luck if you decide to do it :)


Edited By: Link83 on Feb 21, 2011 14:11
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I got one of the Deal Extreme kits, came with all of the necessary bits. I have step by step instructions on replacing a DS Lite case, I can e-mail if you want.
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pugw$sh
I got one of the Deal Extreme kits, came with all of the necessary bits. I have step by step instructions on replacing a DS Lite case, I can e-mail if you want.
Yes please, will take a look and see if I'm 'up for it'! Thanks.
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Instructions sent.
#5
Sorry to butt in but do you need any special tools for doing this job? I'm wondering whether to sell mine as a broken one or replace case and then sell on.
#6
You need a "tri-driver" which is small jewellers type screwdriver with a three point head, also available from DelaExtreme for about a $1
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pugw$sh
You need a "tri-driver" which is small jewellers type screwdriver with a three point head, also available from DelaExtreme for about a $1

Thanks, think we have one of those from when we repaired the wii if its the same.
#8
Thanks for the instructions Capn.

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