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Anyone ever fix a DS Lite cracked hinge? What do I need?
Well, I did it. My first DS Lite cracked hinge. Tossed my DS down on a bed from a height of just a few inches while it was open, it snapped back to that second "what-is-that-even-for" open position that you're not supposed to use because it'll crack your hinge.
It's out of warranty so I'm thinking about fixing it. It's more than cosmetic. It won't stay shut of its own volition: if you turned it upside-down it would pathetically swing open. It also clicks several times, both audibly and in a tactile sense, when you open and close it, but doesn't satisfactorily click to the proper "open" viewing angle.
Anyone ever dealt with this? I see two types of replacement parts online: shells and hinges. Shells are just the outer casing that cost about 20 dollars; this would fix the actual crack. Hinges are just a couple little internal do-dads that cost a couple of bucks; I'm not sure if these require replacing. Do I need both? Do I need only one?
What if I just very carefully super-glue the crack closed? Will that work, or does something internally need to be repaired? I don't want to glue this thing shut only to realize that the lid still won't stay closed and then I'm screwed.
This is pretty bad timing, since I'm taking my DS to Comic Con for Dragon Quest 9 Tag Moding, and I'm going to have to rubber band it shut or something.