Monday, 3 January 2011

Nintendo DS Lite game cartridge slot.

Another DS Lite already ! (another pink one, in fact two).

This time the cartridge slot contacts had been damaged ! in fact two machines were damaged but I only had one donor connector this time.

The pic shows the connector off the board (exposing the usually hidden ARM CPU), I used a huge iron tip and solder braid to clear the tabs, then levered them clear with a scalpel. Then I removed the PCB connectors by flooding with low temp solder (google youtube chipquick for details on the method, or see my first blog post).

I need to order another off eBay, only £1.50 from HK or £4 from UK.

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