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Nintendo handheld device released February 2011, identified by model number CTR-001.

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3ds top screen not working

My top screen is black and the bottom touch screen works does anyone know why I am having this problem with my 3ds?

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@colhot ,colette , Maybe there's a problem with the cable connection to the top screen that's causing this, as the hinge moves it may have damaged cable/wire or loosened connection. Below 1st link is to disassembly guide for upper display to enable you to get inside device to check and clean all connections/reseat them and check for damage. Clean all the connections with a Qtip dampened with 90%+ Isopropyl Alcohol and reseat for good connection. If all connections,wire,etc look good the LCD likely faulty. If needed the 2nd link is for more guides for your device. The 3rd link is a replacement lower LCD display if needed which you can also do a search on for better pricing perhaps. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

Nintendo 3DS Upper LCD Replacement

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Nintendo 3DS Upper LCD


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I followed David Godson's guide for replacing abxy buttons but now the top screen won't work...

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Is this expensive to fix??? I want my parents to fix it for my 13th b day!

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my top screen is black and i can’t see what am i doing when i play a game because my top screen dose not work do i need to replace it are something.

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