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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DS Lite Powers on, but no Display

I had two broken DS Lites, one with and issue pertaining to the ribbon cable connectors, and one with the top screen falling off. I swapped out the first ones motherboard with one that I assume to be working, and that got me to the point where the bottom screen would flash white momentarily before the unit powers off. I read on another person's question that their DS worked after removing the wifi board, so I decided that it was worth a shot. After removing it, it remains turned on, but both screens are dead, no flashes or anything. This is both with and without a game.

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There are two things here:

1) When the bottom screen was flashing, that was because the top screen was fauly and needed to be replaced.

2) When you removed the wifi board and the screens then went black - this didn't fix the problem with the screens it simply stopped the ds from functioning properly. This is because the BIOS (program that the ds runs) is on the wifi board - so if you take this out, the ds doesn't even try to check if the screens are working - it just sits there like a zombie

hope that makes sense

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