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DS will not turn on

My sons DS Lite will not turn on. It is fully charged with the green light showing "on" with a game properly inserted. However, the screen is dark and it will not boot up.

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Is it still under warranty? you can go to Nintendos website, type in the serial number from the back of your DS lite and see if it is covered. The warranty is 1 year. Give it a try. They offer Fed-ex shipping (prepaid).

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/dslite_repair_home.jsp

Good luck

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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