Tip & How-To about Nintendo DS Lite Console

When your screens blink.. What to do!

A lot of people have had the dreadful blinking of the screens. Whether it's only 1 screen blinking (upper or lower) , or both screens blinking..

I have a tip to help you diagnose the problem so you don't have to waste time trying to find out what's wrong with it, or waste money.


1.) IF YOUR UPPER LCD BLINKS

  • There is something wrong with your lower LCD and/or the connector on the board where the lower lcd connects to.
POTENTIAL SOLUTION
  • Open up your Nintendo DS lite system and clean the board with rubbing alcohol. Be sure to dry the board from excess liquid before re-assembling it. Use a FIRM brush. An regular toothbrush would not work as the bristles are not firm enough.

2.) IF YOUR LOWER LCD BLINKS
  • There is something wrong with your upper LCD and/or the connector on the board where the upper lcd connects to.

  • Follow the Potential Solution to #1

3.) IF BOTH SCREENS BLINK
  • 99.9% of the time, if both screens blink, your light is red. Which indicates your battery is low. Change the battery. If your system isn't charing your batteries correctly and/or you're losing battery power unusually quick, replace the charger.

  • If that does not work, send your system in for repair, as the charging port needs to be cleaned.

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