Tip & How-To about Nintendo DS Lite
Does your DS lite refuse to charge?
Does the orange charge light not come on at all?
Has your DS stopped switching on with no green light at all?
Well this is the guide for you.
Remove the DS lites base plate (for a guide on how to do this see my other tips and tricks) and locate F1 and F2 (see pics)
F1- Charging fuse. Change this one if you have the following issue:
Orange light doesn't come on at all when the charger is inserted and a battery connected.
F2- Console power fuse. Change this one if you have the following issue:
The DS lite console charges but refuses to power on.
If you find that the DS lite console neither charges or switches on i.e. no lights come on, not even for a brief time you can replace both fuses and it "should" resolve the issues, however, I cannot guarantee this as there could be other factors for the lack of power e.g. water damage.
To change a fuse you need to first remove the old one, do this by desoldering either side of itand remove it from the board.
Putting the new fuse on is a little trickier, you will need to hold the fuse in place with a small enough item that will not get in the way ofthe soldering process such as a cocktail stick or tweezers. Solder either side of the fuse to the board taking care not to make a bridge* with the solder. Give your newly laid fuse a test to be sure you have done it correctly, put the DS lite back together and then your done.
*Bridge - A solid connection made over or around the fuse thus bypassing it.
I hope this helps and I have to say that I take no responsability for any damage that may occur whilst following my tips/ guides.
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