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Ds lite screens dark

I turn on the ds and the screens are dark. I can hear the game and the buttons work, just not visual, help!

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  • kids94us Nov 05, 2008

    Dear theregoesben, I don't see a button. I have a volume control on the bottom left front, I have a 4 way toggle on the bottom middle and the start, select and yxab buttons on the bottom right, help!

  • kids94us Nov 05, 2008

    I see what you mean, I got out my other son's ds and I can see that the backlight is there, but the screen is still dark. Is there a way to reset the whole thing? I think if I could reset it it would start? The unbroken one has a reset button on the back, the broken one does not.

  • kids94us Nov 06, 2008

    thank you so much! I called Nintendo and they want him to just replace it...he's pretty bummed!

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I think there is a button on the bottom left of the bottom touchscreen where when you turn on the system even if there is no picture you should be able to tap it and change the screens brightness just by pressing this button. Its in the very bottom left corner

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    Benjamin Jeffrey Nov 06, 2008

    This may not be the answer you are looking for but the "reset" button on the ds lite that your son has just resets the system as in it just turns it off and restarts it. I think the "reset" you are referring to is you want to wipe everything off and make it as it was when it was never used before. The flaw with the DS lite is there is no way to do this unless you can convince a tech for nintendo to service it. There isn't any way for a consumer as in you or i to reset it in the means you are referring to. I'm sorry. There may be an internal problem as in the light was smashed or burnt out causing it to be so dark. If i find anything else on the subject i will post it for you


  • Benjamin Jeffrey
    Benjamin Jeffrey Nov 08, 2008

    Well **** that sounds like nintendo for you. Im glad i could help but im sorry i couldnt fix the problem

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