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Nintendo DS Will Not Charge

My Nintendto DS Lite will not turn on (with battery or plug) and will not charge. I was told the battery was totally dead so I bought a new battery and installed it today.  I still have the same problem. The yellow light stays on for 20 minutes or so while it is plugged in but the green light never appears. The screens will not turn on at all.
What can I do?

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  • Fatma1 Nov 23, 2008

    I live in Egypt but I'm American. I bought a Nintindo DS Lite in America and bought it to Egypt. I tried to charge it with an adapter and the light wont come on, it just wont charge at all. I'm so bummed!!!

  • copster Nov 24, 2008

    My child got upset and wacked his DS. It will not power up nor will it let me charge the battery. It is like new, and has been working fine up to this point. He is 7 & has a temper. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Shane 11/23/2008 I know he needs a spanking. :-)

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have a US lite and use it in the UK. I had the same problem until I remembered it will only charge with a Nintendo charger that I purchased in the UK.

  • billacarter Dec 09, 2008

    myg/son's ds will not charge,we have tied a new battery,the orange light comes on but nothing happens.

  • aoifemurta Dec 26, 2008

    I have a similar problem. Just gat a christmas present of an american ds lite but living in Ireland and it will not charge at all!!! I have an adaptor so i can put the charger from the ds into the wall but still not working. Do i need to buy a charger for it here? will that work

  • Sancho2 Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem here. Nintendo DS lite, bought in US as xmas pres for my son. It won´t charge with the adaptor. I bought one for my daughter and that´s fine, and I´ve tried switching the adaptors, to no avail.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    mine will only show the orange light for 2 seconds then it will stop


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I found that if you live over seas, which I do (Egypt), you cannot charge the DS Lite with an adapter. What my husband did was take my orginal DS Lite power charger cord, cut it, then splice it to a mobile phone charger of a close voltage from Egypt. It works great!!!! I also have the gameboy advance which had the same problem, and I used the same solution. This post is for those who live or work over seas.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Try if the battery is charged right, when batter is fully charged disconnect from AC adapter. Hold the power button for 5 seconds. If it does not work that means that you need a replacement battery for the Nintendo DS. When you receive the replacement batter, follow the steps again.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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It is worth checking FUSE 1 inside the DS when it will not charge, i have just bridged the FUSE 1 to get my sons to charge, and it charges fine now. Fuses are available on ebay etc, but a lot of forums just say to bridge it !!!!!!!!! Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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I had the same problem. I'm an Airman in Iraq right now, and I was trying to charge it using a power adaptor because the outlets are not American. After trial and error, I discovered that a DS won't charge on a power adaptor. Luckily, I found ONE outlet on my base that I can use to charge it. Hope this helps!

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Make sure you hold the button for three seconds

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