This kit had everything I needed to rebuild my son's DS. After following youtube videos to disassemble the DS, I discovered the ribbon cable to the upper screen was torn. I was also able to replace his scratched up touch screen and get it back together fairly easily. It's been working perfectly for several weeks now.
Just to be clear, this kit comes with the UPPER LCD, the touch screen, one screen protector, and a clear outer case. As I have experience with electronic devices as small as the DS, installing the LCD and touch screen were relatively easy for me. The more challenging part is the upper LCD. I highly recommend you search online for instructions on how to remove and replace this part, as not only do you have to separate the upper parts, you also have to un-solder the speakers from the LCD cable, and the cable itself must be gently rolled to remove it from the upper casing. Another major factor is with the touch screen. The screen's cable is connected to the main circuit board with a very delicate flap. Use extreme caution with this flap as breaking it will cause the new touch screen to not work correctly, if at all. The screen protector is okay but must be trimmed to fit onto the touch screen as the screen's border gets in the way. The clear protective case snaps on easily and adds some extra protection to the DS. I recommend this product kit to anyone who isn't afraid to fix electronics themselves and only minimal soldering experience is required for the speaker wires.
I got myself into more work than expected with this screen replacement, but this product was an acceptable value.
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Overall I'm very satisfied with this kit. It was a real challenge to disassemble the DS without breaking anything, replace the screens, and put it all back together, but I did it. Took about 8 hours, no joke, but if I had to do it again I could probably do it in under 3. Everything is back together now and working great. When I first put it all back together, the touchscreen didn't work at all. I took it back apart, fiddled with the tiny little cable for a while and now it works perfectly. My only gripe is that the kit doesn't include any adhesive to hold everything in place (the original screens were glued in), so you really have to put some effort into getting everything lined up right, and even then the screens can shift around in there ever-so-slightly. Not a big deal at all, but worth mentioning. I combined this screen kit with a new shell and my son thought I bought him a new DS!
I ordered this kit because I needed to replace the lower LCD screen on my son's DS. I received the kit in perfect condition with every component shown in the picture. Unfortunately what I did not realize was that the lower screen actually has two parts... the touch-sensitive cover and the actual LCD screen. This kit includes the touch-sensitive cover but not the lower LCD screen itself (the top LCD screen which is included cannot be used on the bottom as I understand it). I had to order the lower LCD screen elsewhere. I'd easily give this kit a higher rating if this information had been included in the description. Also -- fair warning. While the lower screen is relatively straightforward to replace, the top screen is much more difficult.