Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week
On the outside it looks exactly like the original. Nobody will ever see that it isn't an original housing. Installation isn't difficult if you take enough time for it. Screws are also included with regular phillips heads. You'll never need a Nintendo screwdriver again to open your DS.
Botton screen ring isn't included. Don't use this if you simply want to change the color of your DS.
If you don't take enough time for it you'll most likely break or damage your new housing or your DS's inner parts.
Had to cut off a small piece of plastic on the part that houses the buttons that was in the way to make room for the rubber pad under some of the buttons or it wouldn't fit. (the piece is smaller on the original housing)
Buttons have the markings printed on them instead of molded in them so I'd suggest re-using your original buttons as the markings will most likely wear off after a while.
Don't forget to swap over the parts that are in the bottem half of your DS. There is a metal cover covering your slot2, and a white plastic part next to the stylus holder.
If you plan on swapping your housing then take 10 extra minutes to look for a good guide on the internet on how to open up your DS.
Good replacement if your DS is all scratched up, or if your hinge is broken.
Build quality is slightly lower than the original. You'll have to cut off some pieces to make everything fit. Other than that it looks really good.
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