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So I got a pretty darn Cheap Dsi on Ebay and I thought I dind't like the color of the case so I Bought a new Shell for it.

On the mean time of waiting for the new shell to arrived AI made sure it was working fine and as described on eBay.

When the Green shell arrived I looked up many videos and guides on how to tear it apart. that was moderately hard but I got it at one point. When It was fully taken apart I moved all the components to the new shell and spent a load of time on the Ribbons. when complete I powered it on and alas a beatiful green Dsi.

however; The top screen Looked almost as if it was Flicker, just super fast that it was barely noticeable.

When it got to the homescreen the image i had looked Dull and blurry. same thing with the games. and for a bit on a game the image was dcut off at tope but showed lower


took it apart and tried re-installing the top ribbon, Then to my dsimay, the bottom screen would power on only and shutdown in the same second

Looked online and all i could find is that the topscreen ribbon may be loose, tried various times till i got it to power on regularly.

Did I really mess up the ribbon to the top screen?

Side note: I also managed to disconnect the negative wire to one of the speakes. anyone know how I could strip such a small wire so i could re solder it?
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Wire stripping on small mires is easy. Heat with a lighter, then pinch and remove. Reheat to make sure all insulation is gone.
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Wire stripping on small mires is easy. Heat with a lighter, then pinch and remove. Reheat to make sure all insulation is gone.

awesome! never thought of this! Will try soon

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I think you may have damaged the ribbon, or in the case of my dsi, I blew the smd fuse. What you are describing is similar to what happened to myself. You could perhaps test the fuses in the dsi with a sensitive multimeter. Good luck!
    
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I think you may have damaged the ribbon, or in the case of my dsi, I blew the smd fuse. What you are describing is similar to what happened to myself. You could perhaps test the fuses in the dsi with a sensitive multimeter. Good luck!

Oh noes! eek.gif

I hope it was the ribbon and not a fuse. +1 for info tho.

I hope it was the ribbon, I did Buy the replacement screen. but I've been lazy to take this thing apart since I had a hard time sticking a tube-like piece(part of hinge mech) that didn't seem that would come out ever again..

will try to replace screen and report back. if all goes well I'll report. If not I'll have to find out what this fuse looks like and if i'll be able to just fix it.
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If you have excellent soldiering skills, you could order a replacement smd fuse and fix it yourself. It's really cheap, like 2 dollars or something like that. Or, if its too much of a hassle just apply flux over the fuse to bridge to fuse together, which is what I did. It's a little risky though, but the dsi is pretty good at regulating its voltage and I think the components are pretty decent to handle just a slight overvoltage time to time. Plus the stock smd fuse is way too sensitive. And thanks for the rep keep us posted.
    
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Finally took the time To test whether it was the screen or not. sorry guys for keeping you waiting.

I think it may be that smd fuse, where can i find it on the DSi? and where can i find the replacement?
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Here is a website that describes the f1 and f2 fuses the dsi has.

http://www.tygarbyte.com/Nintendo%20DSL%20F1%20and%20F2%20Fuse.php
    
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i Just may have the Guts to do the Fuse replacement. I will get a Multimeter, and make sure its the fuses since I got a hunch that i t may be the part of the main board where the ribbon for the top screen goes.

Thanks Boxthorn! thumb.gif
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