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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The screen won't come on.

I was repairing something on my ds and had to unplug the screen. Once I plugged it back in and put it all back together, the green light came on, the charge light came on, but the screen didn't. I took it apart, pushed the ribon cable in as far as possible, and still nothing. I would like to avoid a new getting a new screen, if at all possible.

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Hey Jack, can you please take a look at the teardown linked below and let me know which step the connector you are referring to is?

Nintendo DS Lite Touchscreen Replacement


I followed that, but I had another already setup screen on another ds I don't use anymore so I just stole it's screen, but now it doesn't come on.


And the screen did have insulation to prevent a blown fuse.


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So if you have another working display, from another ds. And can test them on the other ds? And we know the board is getting power. Then check the board for any damaged components. Especially looking at the connector pins for the display

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I do not see any damage, and the ds was practically new. All I did was put in a new screen. The green light registers it's on, the orange when it's charging, and the red when it's dying.


Should I just buy a new screen?


I thought you had two of these? We need to do some testing to rule things out


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