Shell Replacement for Nintendo DS Lite

SKU: NDL1389
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A replacement shell for your DS Lite. Use for custom button colors or a Game Boy Macro. Includes:

  • Matching Buttons
  • Matching GBA cartridge slot cover
  • Screws
  • 2x Screen lenses
  • Screen adhesives
  • Stylus
  • Replacement Sticker

Game Boy Macro Build:

How to build a Game Boy macro 


Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

About Us

Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Moderate Quality, but not ideal

Packaging of the shell was adequate. However, final finish of the DS shell was lackluster. A razor blade was needed to remove nubs remaining from when the plastic was molded. The rose gold is painted on, rather than being the color of the plastic itself;lending it to be scratched off easily around the power and volume toggles. There's an audible creak in the plastic when holding the completed DS, as parts of the housing don't quite fit together as snug as an original shell.

The quality of this shell is not representative of other offerings from Handheld, as the GBA and GBA SP shells I've ordered have been of solid quality.

Rex B
Decent finish, Poor fit

I ordered the Ice Blue. The plastic itself is nice enough, smooth and shiny finish. The fit however left a lot to be desired. Some of the issues I encountered: The bottom plate was not designed correctly and required a lot of sanding/cutting near the battery to fit properly, the buttons are too short (including the portion that is supposed to interact with the motherboard, I used super glue to make them longer), the plastic that is used for the LED indicators is too short leaving a gap of air, and the two bottom pieces do not fit together properly so there is a gap. Overall, if you can't get an original shell, this will do in a pinch.

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Amanda Knotts
Doesn’t match up at all :( waste of money.

Instead of Amazon, I came to this website to get a DS Lite shell. I figured it would be nice quality and that all of the pieces would fit since this is a website that looked legit and professional from the pictures listed with the DS Lite shell. I got this as a part of my boyfriend’s present for his birthday that is this weekend. I’m really upset that it’s not accurate at all. It’s like I ordered it from Amazon, it’s terrible quality and most of the pieces do not add up. I even have a real Nintendo DS Lite shell to compare it to, and there are multiple differences. Not what I paid for. Is there anyway I can send it back in the same box and get my money back? I would like to get my boyfriend a present for his birthday that is actually worth the time and money. I’m sorry, but this is not it at all.

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Lili LaVey
Poor fitment

While the quality of the the overall kit was fine, I ran into multiple issues with screws that were stripped on arrival and poor fitment of the bottom shell. On one attempt to install the bottom shell, I cracked the housing of the coil below the charging port. Not impressed.

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Anthony Kiniyalocts

Nintendo DS Lite Shell

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Scott Blacklock

Buttons mushy, hardly stick out the front of the bottom case

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