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Nintendo ds will NOT boot up

Hi, I fix broken hinges on the Nintendo DS, but when I put it together, it did not have touch screen function. I messed with the cables, and I thought I had all the cables connected, and the F2 fuse was blown. I soldered it up, and it charges the battery, but now when I try to power it up, the green light turns on, the screen flashes for a second, and then it shuts off again. It is not the battery, I am almost sure of it, because it was able to charge a DS Lite battery, but the battery for the DS Lite starts up, and then dies like the original battery. If there is something that needs to be changed, I will gladly accept any advice.

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  • Jason Calvin Sep 10, 2008

    Hey! I figured out that you need a little black connector in one of the smaller cables that connect to the bottom screen. I got the power on, but I lost touch screen. Unfortunately, I lost one of those connectors. So, I'm going to try to improvise. Will get back if it works, or not....

  • Jason Calvin Sep 10, 2008

    HAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I did it! For those of you who may have a similar problem, let me tell you how I did it. First, you cut a piece of paper the EXACT size of the cable, then you fold it up like this:


    Sorta, well you leave just a bit flat and the rest should be folded up...

    Then you insert that where the cable goes, then you put the cable in on TOP of it. Close up the system and you system should run very, very smoothly.



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You need a new top screen......ebay.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

  • RU-ready Sep 09, 2011

    Could this be the cable going to the top screen?



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SOURCE: Nintendo ds hinge fix

My sons ds hinge broke and i taped the console, he removed the tape and eventually he broke the cable and the black wire. we bought another case and a new cable and replaced them both and now the ds only flicks on then goes off. we assume its the wire,as its a small coaxial one,we soldered it together. it charges fine but wont power up any more,we have tinkered with it so many times and cant get a result. I am currently trying to find a repairer to look at it. I dont recommend repairing it yourself to save money, put the money towards a repairer.

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SOURCE: nintendo ds lite has a broken hinge

You can buy a new plastic housing for your DS lite on many different sites. Some are great quality. If the DS still works (despite the broken hinge) it makes sense to replace the housing.
You should be able to find enough videos on youtube to learn how to disassembe the DS and not do any harm. Make sure that you buy a tri-wing screwdriver (also called a nintendo screwdriver).

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: my nintendo ds lite charger hole is crushed and

Well basically you cant charge it without a power input source so you gotta buy a new one or buy a power replacment kit on amazon or ebay

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Its possible though sometimes it is expensive so dont worth the work.

-Top screen broken: you can buy a replacement and carefully do the work by yourself with the help of a guide (youtube have many) and some tools (3 winding screwdriver is the less common though not much). The foil data ribbon can be bought separatelly for the original NDS though the new NDS lite have it soldered and very difficult to work.

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At the end you may be over your repair budget and not only that, you would be very near to buy a new unit with this money. Each one make its own choice.

Good Luck...

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