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My nintendo ds lite will not charged when plugged in. I have tried a different charge and it still does not work

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  • mrmoriarty Dec 19, 2008

    Tried new battery, but charge light (orange) still blinks once when plugged in, then goes dark... power supply?

  • BayKat816 Feb 12, 2009

    I have 2 Nintend DS lites, both with the same problem, will not charge, tried several different charges, got new batteries, still having the same problem. Light stays on for a split second then goes out. They are not broken anywhere, both are in like new condition.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    when i plug my nintendo ds in for charging the green light does not come on. any body knows why. please let me know.

  • scallumaki1 Feb 13, 2009

    I have replaced fuse 1 and fuse two and have a new battery and still wont charge when I plug it in. I have tried different charges?? Ant help would be great

  • laurafaceee3 Feb 14, 2009

    mine is not even 12 hours out of the damn box and it's starting to not charge. the orange light comes on when i plug it in, and then a minute later, nothing. i know it's not done charging bc the green light would be on.

  • chelsea worsfold
    chelsea worsfold Mar 11, 2009

    i have tried to different chargers and nothing will work my red light is comingon to say i dont have much battery also my wireless only works on mariokart and nothing else

  • msdecepticon May 17, 2009

    Ive had my ds for about 2 years and ahd no problems out of it.......Just not to long ago my ds started to not to dad said toput it in the fridge for some reason btu it still didnt work......The charger will not charge my ds lite.....I think my ds lite charger slot is broken....which more likely be hard to fix.



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Try getting a new battery for it as the battery may have burned flat.

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That is normally the f1 or f2 fuse which has blown look it up there is plenty of info on how to fix

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SOURCE: nintendo ds lite will not turn on, when trying to charge the orange lite blinks once.

after researching this for a while, i heard that it is because the fuses have blown inside the ds. you can try to fix it but it is risky.
good luck!

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

SOURCE: nintendo ds lite will not turn on, when trying to charge the orange lite blinks once.

i had the same problem, our voltage here is 220 what i did was to plug my charger in a 110 volt avr. now its working fine so far.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Hey everyone, not sure if this will work for everyone, but its worth a shot.  my problem was identical to all the others here, a flash of orange and then nothing.  
i thought perhaps those little metal contacts on the battery and the ds had build up a little corrosion, interrupting the charge.  so, i took some rubbing alcohol and q-tips and gently scrubbed them clean, both on the battery AND the ds side.
After this, my ds has worked flawlessly.  Hope it's the same for you!

Posted on May 13, 2008


I had the same thing happen to my ds lite, and I only had it for 8 months. I thought it was the battery so i went to change it and the battery melted away so i pulled out the melted rubber/plastic. i put in a new battery and cleaned it and eveything but the orange light just stayed on a little longer. it still wouldnt turn on though. i mailed my ds in to nintendo and it was good as new with a new battery in 2 weeks. I got it back 2 days before i got gh-on tour.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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you have to buy a new battery

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If that DS has been opened by any tech, they are supposed to give warranty.
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Ensure that you are properly recharging the battery.

1. Insert the small end of the adapter into the external extension connector (labeled "5.2V=IN") on the back of the Nintendo DS Lite, just next to the SLOT 1 Game Card opening.

2. Swing the prongs on the AC adapter until they lock into place, then insert it into a standard (120 volt) outlet.

The plug should be mounted vertically or on a floor outlet (such as a power strip).

3. Once the adapter is properly inserted, the unit will begin to charge (the orange charging light will display).

4. Once the DS Lite is fully charged, the orange charge light will go off.

Check the AC Adapter for damage (such as bent prongs or split wires). If you see damage to the AC Adapter, purchase a replacement from Nintendos Online Store.

Try plugging the AC Adapter into another wall outlet. Its possible the outlet is not working properly and has not been charging the Nintendo DS Lite.

If you are unable to get power to your Nintendo DS Lite, despite trying to properly recharge the unit, then your system will need to be repaired.

Nintendo offers convenient repairs, fast turnaround times and, for all systems repaired, a new one-year manufacturer's warranty.

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