Found 8th May 2009
I've just got a bolt load of vouchers back from mazuma mobile for trading in some phones that were in my drawers.

But found an old DS lite that the top screen stopped working. We've recently bought a new replacement, but was just wondering if there is a website that trades in broken DS lites for cash like mazuma

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you could prob get a few pounds on ebay depending on how broken, broken islol...but sorry dont know other sites

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Ahh thanks for trying, its the top screen thats broken, my little lad dropped it and the screen still lights up, but you cannot see the display correctly

item number - 130304116527

Not your exact problem but getting £30+

Might even be worth trying to sell on here...

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I'm not too keen on ebay, so many people rip you off on there, I'd probably get £90, send the ds then find the money is from somewhere in nigeria lol

you can buy replacement screens etc from deal extreme

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yummymummy2202;5155662

you can buy replacement screens etc from deal extreme



yeah I wouldn't know how to fit one

sculpturatus;5155661

I'm not too keen on ebay, so many people rip you off on there, I'd … I'm not too keen on ebay, so many people rip you off on there, I'd probably get £90, send the ds then find the money is from somewhere in nigeria lol



So true...shame there are no decent alt auction sites.

There are definitely some guys on here that would like the challenge of fixing a broken on like yummymummy said you can buy replacement screens so it could prob be fixed. If I was you I would make a f/s thread and see if there is any interest

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I like the idea of trying to fix it, cos I could sell it for a decent working model or as a trade in and be worth more then.

Is there anyone that could give me instructions how to fix it?

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cbryanp;5155771

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-ds-lite-top-screen/This seems to be a … http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-ds-lite-top-screen/This seems to be a guide



oh excellent thanks. anyone know which screen it is on dealextreme, there are like 15 different types of screen at 15 different prices lol, sorry i am such a lightweight. what is deal extreme like I've never used them before, and it looks american, do they charge postage to the UK

delivery is free worldwide cant help you with the other question...good luck!

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cbryanp;5155836

delivery is free worldwide cant help you with the other question...good … delivery is free worldwide cant help you with the other question...good luck!



thanks again though :thumbsup:

No prob anytime

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fixing a top screen on a DS Lite is NOT a beginers task, all you will end up doing is making a mess of it and it being worth less than it is now.
Unless of course you happen to be VERY good at small electronics and have the patients of a saint.

Mike..

This place buys broken DS Lites dscity.co.uk/rec…tml or he can repair it. I think he charges £30 including the return postage for a top screen. He'll replace the whole case for £35.
There is a step by step instruction sheet at [url]www.gbatemp.net[/url] on dismantling the DS Lite, by the way you'll need a special tri-wing screwdriver (available from deal extreme)

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MikeBeaver;5155876

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fixing a top screen on a DS Lite is NOT a beginers … STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fixing a top screen on a DS Lite is NOT a beginers task, all you will end up doing is making a mess of it and it being worth less than it is now.Unless of course you happen to be VERY good at small electronics and have the patients of a saint.Mike..



I do have the patience of a saint (said in a homer styly voice lol)

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pugw$sh;5155969

This place buys broken DS Lites http://www.dscity.co.uk/rec.html or he … This place buys broken DS Lites http://www.dscity.co.uk/rec.html or he can repair it. I think he charges £30 including the return postage for a top screen. He'll replace the whole case for £35.There is a step by step instruction sheet at [url]www.gbatemp.net[/url] on dismantling the DS Lite, by the way you'll need a special tri-wing screwdriver (available from deal extreme)



great do you have the links to the parts on deal extreme I need? I cant seen to find them

sculpturatus;5156002

great do you have the links to the parts on deal extreme I need? I cant … great do you have the links to the parts on deal extreme I need? I cant seen to find them



dealextreme.com/det…161 This is for the top screen and screwdriver is dealextreme.com/det…887

GBATemp site is down but I do have the full procedure as a word document. If you need it then send me a pm and we'll exchange e-mail addresses and I'll send it to you.
The real fiddly parts are on assembly, assembling the springs for the L and R buttons is tricky, and be careful not to break the volume and power switch when finally clipping the case back together. The sliders have to be in the correct position or you snap the lugs off the switches. Everything else is just fiddly, a delicate touch, good light and a clean desktop will see you right.

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pugw$sh;5156133

GBATemp site is down but I do have the full procedure as a word document. … GBATemp site is down but I do have the full procedure as a word document. If you need it then send me a pm and we'll exchange e-mail addresses and I'll send it to you.The real fiddly parts are on assembly, assembling the springs for the L and R buttons is tricky, and be careful not to break the volume and power switch when finally clipping the case back together. The sliders have to be in the correct position or you snap the lugs off the switches. Everything else is just fiddly, a delicate touch, good light and a clean desktop will see you right.



Thank you so much. Its just the top screen though, the bottom screen is working fine, so I wont need the buttons replacing will I

pugw$sh;5156133

be careful not to break the volume and power switch when finally … be careful not to break the volume and power switch when finally clipping the case back together..




Funny you mention that, the only DS Lite I have taken apart is missing a volume slider, now I wonder how that could have happened

Mike..

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Lol, I just mentioned it to my wife, and said I can fix it for £10 ish. But said I have to be very dainty. She raised an eyebrow looked over her brow at me and said 'best you get someone else to do it then!'



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