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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Where are the hinge screws?

I have not worked on a DS before, let's get this out of the way

I was given a black ds lite where the hinges are fine, but are looser then my old DS lite I sold for a PSP

I need to know where to find the hinge screws so it doesn't snap like they do, which i see on eBay

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Merry Christmas nick! Have a close look at the right hinge as you look at the open console.. The right side is the one that usually cracks causing the loose effect, it's only 2-3mm wide on the top case portion, sometimes you can see the crack but the case stays together anyway. I lived with mine like that for a while. Putting a clear Perspex case protector on gave it a bit of added stiffness but if it is cracked in the long term you'll need to replace the top case to replace the cracked portion. Seen a few posts about epoxy fix but..

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Try one of the great iFixit guides here

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