Nintendo DS Lite screen flickering fix

NDS Lite

This post describes how you fix screen flickering on your Nintendo DS Lite. The fix is relatively straight forward: If you experience flickering on one of your screens, you fix it by adjusting screws (potentiometers) in the battery compartment. For this procedure, all you need is a tiny Philips screwdriver.

In the example below, I am fixing flickering of the lower screen.

Step 1: Open the battery compartment.

NDS Lite
To open the battery compartment, use a Philips screwdriver.

Step 2: Turn on your unit

NDS Lite 2
Turn on your unit. My particular unit that I bought in a lot on Swedish eBay had a flickering lower screen. Oh, and it is quite dirty 🙂

Step 3: Adjust the potentiometer

NDS Lite 3
With the unit turned on, adjust the potentiometer as shown in the picture, using a Philips screwdriver.

When you find a flicker-free position, close the battery compartment and enjoy your games!

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