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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 5
It Works! – Genuine Nintendo Upper TFT LCD Screen Module for NDS Lite Reviews

posted by Danzillia on 05/29/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
It's a working upper LCD screen. Makes the difference between unusable DS and usable, so well worth $15.
Cons:
Pain in the A$$ to solder the speakers and re-install. While mine arrived in good condition (no shipping damage), it has two pixels stuck on. One annoying red and a barely noticeable blue/green. Also, screen seems to flicker some times on certain screens, but looks fine in general.
Other:
Poorly designed LCD ribbon cable on original DS lite is what caused the problems in the first place. A little slip while trying to replace the DS housing and you need a whole new LCD just because the cable is creased.
Ridiculous that damaging a $.25 ribbon cable (easily done too) requires replacing a $15 LCD.
Bottomline:
If you have the tools and steady hands to solder the speakers to the solder points on the LCD ribbon cable (or have someone to do it for you), it's $15 well spent to make a DS lite usable again.

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