Shell Replacement for Nintendo DS Lite

SKU: NDL1401
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$9.99 USD
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$14.99 USD
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-$5 USD (34%)
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Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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Disclaimer: Product is not up to our usual standards and the price has been reduced to reflect this. We are searching for a better quality product to supply. If purchased, please note trimming and sanding may be required in order to fit the motherboard and complete the build.

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

  • 1x Matching Buttons
  • 1x Matching GBA cartridge slot cover
  • 1x Screw set
  • 1x Top Lens
  • 1x Top Lens Adhesive
  • 1x Bottom Border
  • 1x Stylus
  • 1x 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 61 reviews
Infinitely low quality

Shell was quite low quality and had to use nippers to process the plastic.
The biggest problem was that the rubber to hide the **** that opens the top of the included Shell was not cut correctly into a large integrated rubber. I explained this over and over again to the store, but they never contacted me at all, just one reply. They would not even replace it. Now it looks shabby and the screws are still visible. It sucks.

Poor Quality

These are poorly made and do not fit at all. The battery compartment had to be trimmed because the shells were not finished in that spot not allowing battery posts to come through. Once I trimmed that I went to put it all together to only find that none of the port slots were trimmed to the correct height either not allowing the charge port to sit down properly. I would recommend cleaning the factory shell over re-shelling due to the poor quality.

Thank you for your feedback! We recently added a disclaimer to the product to make customers aware of these quality issues. We are doing our best to search for a better quality product but DSL shells can be rather difficult to source.

Trimming reguired

I could bot have gotten my ds closed unless I would trim some plastics and had to drill bumper rod sockets deeper.

Thanks for your review! We recently added a disclaimer to the product page stating these types of issues and that the product is not up to our current standards. We are currently looking into locating a better quality shell but this can be very difficult and may take some time.

Ronald Smith
Wrong color

Paid for Dark Blue and got the Blue/Black shell instead

We apologize for the mix-up! If you haven't already, please reach out to so we may get the correct shell out to you.

Daniel Wilkinson
Good, not great, Replacement

The shell worked with some modifications. Had to trim the battery compartment because it crushed the original EM coil on the board; I had to replace it. I also needed to drill out one of the bumper hinge sockets because it would not allow the case to close properly and I had to trim the hole for the power switch due to it getting stuck. Other than those things, I like the replacement shell.

John T
Looks great from the outside, but really bad fit

Do not buy this if you want an easy swap!
The DS Lite that I swapped with needed to have a good portion of the new shell trimmed so that it would fit. The shell bulged really bad without shaving some of the inside parts down. Should have listened to the other reviews. What should have taken 45 minutes took several hours and multiple tear-downs.

Thank you for your review! We did in house testing after your review and a few others. We also found that this product is indeed not up to our usual standards. We have reduced the price of the product and added a disclaimer in regards to what may need to be done to complete the install. Reach out to us at as we would be happy to work out a resolution!

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