SECRET Nintendo DS Feature Discovered! How to Enable Video-Output on the DS Lite


SECRET Nintendo DS feature discovered! How to enable video output on the DS Lite Welcome to the first episode of a new series of videos! In this series, I focus on the amazing projects and individuals in the retro modding community and showcase their work! In today’s episode, I take a closer look at the “Lost Nintendo History” team and their recent discovery that revealed a Nintendo DS feature that has remained hidden all these years. This begs the question: Was the Nintendo DS Lite an early concept Nintendo Switch? Join me as we take a closer look at this hidden feature and how to enable it! ANNOUNCEMENT ! : I created a Patreon! If you want, you can support me there. Thanks very much ! : Also, FOLLOW me on Instagram and LIKE my Facebook page: Instagram: Facebook: https://www /MachoNachoProductions Twitter: Here is what you will find in this video: ► 0:00 Intro ► 2:47 NDS-TV-OUT Project History ► 5:34 Parts Needed ► 6:30 Mod Tutorial ► 9:36 Features overview ► 11:34 What does this module mean for the DS? ► 11:50 Lost Nintendo Future Story and Conclusion Lost Nintendo History support: Lost Nintendo History GitHub: NDS-TV-OUT PCB : Lost Nintendo History Team Twitter: @LostNintendoHt Pedro: @pedro_javierf Nitehack: @Nitehack Gericom: Retro Modding Affiliate Links/Discounts: MACHONACHO SAVE 5% off any purchase from RETRO MODDING, including this USB-C Battery Mod when available on their website, using promo code: MACHONACHO SUPPORT THE CHANNEL using my affiliate link to Retro Modding. It’s a free way to support my channel. Thank you all! : Tools and other items I use for modifications (links below are affiliated): -SRA Flux Pen: ttps:// -Hakko FR-301 Desoldering gun: – Hakko FX-951 soldering station: – Goot PX-201 soldering iron: – iFixit Toolkit I use for all my projects: – Everything you need! -Silicon solder pad: -Multimeter: -Solder cup (pump): -Solderwick: https: // -Solder: -EZ-Flash Omega – – Best flash cart for GBA! – Craft knife/chisel: – Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries: – File set (these are made in Japan!): https://amzn .to/ 37ZwSS1 – Cheaper File Set: – XPOWER Electric Duster and Dryer – – Circuit Board Support – 2zV7VuC – This thing is awesome and only $10! – 28 AWG Wire: – Wire Stripper/Cutter: – Flush Cutters: – Edge Cleaner HAKKO welding: https :// – Retractable pipe – – Kapton tape – My video/audio equipment (Amazon affiliate links): – Sony A6500 camera – – My absolute favorite lens – – Zoom H4N audio recorder – – Aston Origin microphone – https ://amzn. to/3hPnap0 – Atomos Ninja V External Recorder – Full disclosure, I receive a small percentage of every sale that uses an affiliate link or coupon code. This is a great way to help SUPPORT my channel at no cost to you so I can keep making these videos for all of you, everyone wins! And as always, thank you for your continued support of my channel! Thanks for watching and if you liked this video please leave a LIKE. Subscribe to my channel and click on the ? icon to receive notifications when I post a new video. #NintendoDS #Nintendo #MachoNachoProductions .



  1. I think it'd make for a chunky console, but it'd be interesting to find a way to be able to toggle between video out and the ds top screen, maybe with two ribbon cable extenders rigged up to toggle between the outputs. Seems like it'd be very heavy on the case modding, and quite a bit thicker, but would e 100% worth it to me

  2. I’d really like to get a hold of a person in the modding community and see if: you take a wiiu gamepad, and basically switch the internals with a DS lite, would the touch screen work with a little custom software? And then you take the video output option featured in this video and smack that into the top of the gamepad. So the gamepad would be the bottom screen, and the tv the top screen.

  3. This looks insanely delicate and not a good way to play on a tv. If perhaps there was also a mod to connect a gcn controller or something, then maybe it would be better

  4. If I could hook up a Bluetooth controller and map a button to screen switching this would be incredible it's great work already I'm just thinking of truly making it a console for my TV

  5. Es impresionante como en una ds rota puedes tener una GBA retroiluminda y a la vez la posibilidad de conectar a una tv convirtiéndose en una super ds pero si es compatible este mod con una GBA macro ?

  6. i know it's like 4 months later now, and i checked out the guide and everything, is there a way to get the PCBs already populated so i wouldn't have to do the soldering all for myself (which i also would need to get everything first)

  7. Seems neat for a broken DS Lite or GBA Macro but Loopy's capture card seems like it's way less work to install and about the same price for more functionality. You gotta do so many destructive things for this mod, as well as possibly soldering all of the components to the board, where with an OG DS capture card you literally just connect the display ribbon cables into it and dremel out one small hole for the USB output while retaining both screens.

  8. What I hope is that you’d be able to put a usb c port on the ds lite, and have the video out come from the type C port instead of via a ribbon coming out the back

  9. Cool mod! It’d be nice if this could be socketed and wired in parallel with the top screen so that you can still use it as a handheld. Also it doesn’t seem like the picture-in-picture mode can be applied to the TV out? Maybe someone will develop that as a future extension of the idea.

  10. I wish modders find how katsukitty was able to put a video output on the 3ds ! Make the info available for the whole internet. So we all can mod our 3ds ….so we can finally play on the TV. I just dont understand why nintendo refuse to make a third party video output….we could play the gameboy games on TV…

  11. Might be an unpopular opinion, but sacrificing the upper screen seems like such a bummer, I guess this is where the video signal is getting hijacked from?


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