The hinge and part of the case on my son's DS Lite cracked a couple of years ago, so I bought a replacement case and hinge kit off ebay, thinking "Well, I used to repair laptops, how hard can it be?". Backed up with a few different Youtube videos, how hard could it be?
Taking it apart was the easy bit. Putting it back together? Well, i spent over half an hour trying to thread the wifi cable through the case alone. the case also didn't fit on easy, and first time round I realised I hadn't plugged the bottom screen in properly. To cut a long story short, I'd managed to:
- tear the ribbon cable for the top screen
- damage the touch screen
- leave the power button and one of the shoulder buttons misaligned so they didn't work
And probably other things too.
Eventually I sent it away for repair