This DS Lite was accidentally dropped while open. The piece that displays the on/standby lights snapped off. I'd go into more detail but it involves a hotel room in Las Vegas.
The DS works perfectly fine. Unfortunately, that missing piece makes the system impossible to use since the top screen no longer locks into position. The top screen either falls all the way back or shuts itself.
Of course, super glue didn't work. The hinge not only connects to the broken piece but is reliant on that piece to rotate the hinge into an open position. When I opened it after my first attempt at repairing it, the hinge rotated to a certain point before the piece snapped off again.
There is no warranty on this DS because it was imported from Japan (Enamel Navy). I don't know if any repair shop could fix it without replacing the entire piece where both sides of the hinge connect to. That would probably cost about the same amount as a new DS lite.
I would have replaced it with another one except I can't do that because DS Lites have been discontinued. I'm at a loss. It seems like such a waste since it still works.
Is there a DS repair service I could use? Is there a home remedy for this? Better glue? Melt the pieces together?