These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the Nintendo DS troubleshooting guide.
The Nintendo DS is Nintendo's seventh generation handheld game console, which started with the Nintendo Game & Watch in 1980, and is the first handheld console to use a touchscreen as a new form of interactiveness. The Nintendo DS was released in North America on November 21, 2004, followed by a December 2nd release in Japan. It was the first Nintendo console to be released in North America prior to Japan.
It is backward compatible with Nintendo's GameBoy Advance game cartridges and includes a built-in microphone. The Nintendo DS was later succeeded by the Nintendo DS Lite in 2006 and the Nintendo DSi in 2009.
The DS has a bottom screen that acts as a touchpad, as well as a top display screen. The "Select" and "Start" buttons are located above the buttons on the right side and the "Power" button is located above the D-pad on the left side of the handheld. The model number (NTR-001) and "Nintendo DS" label can be found on the bottom of the device.