This Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 as the successor to the Nintendo DS. Getting inside this device is simple, making for easy fixes.

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Why does the top screen of my DS Bleed(Run)?

Whenever I move the top screen while playing, the image on the top screen runs, But i can manage to play if the screen is set at its normal open position. any movement on the unit causes the colors to begin running. I would like to know the cause of this; and if possible if the problem is fixable. I'd like to make my DS in as good condition as possible so I can give it to a family member.

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Sounds like a bad cable. any chance you can post an image of the "running colors"?

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Righto, so I went and took some pictures of it. Apologies for the darkness but it was the only way to make the screen not look blue.

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Edit: The screen is bent only slightly, if at all.

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Use this guide Nintendo DS Lite Upper LCD Replacement and check to make sure the ribbon cable is properly seated. It does look like a bad LCD, but is definitely interesting. If the cable is properly seated and you have no damage to the connector, I'd replace the LCD.

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Thanks! I'll give it a go, Hoping I just have to reseat the cables and not get a new LCD.

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