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Broken power switch

I took the ds lite apart to fix a misplaced spring on the R button. while putting it back together, i got ahead of myself and broke the little knob on the power switch. now, i've got a loose power button and my ds won't turn on. do you know of anywhere i can get this repaired without having to go through nintendo? they charge $75, and a new ds is $130. if i have to pay $75, i might as well get a new one. i live in the dallas, tx area.

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Look on the well known auction sites. Some are selling the switch. Ask them if they could also replace it for you. I could do it for you but I'm in Europe, so a little to far

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My power switch slides back and forth very loosely and won't turn on can i fix this myself?


yes if you can solder. New switches are about £1. Make sure the new switch doesn't overhang the motherboard or you may break it again.
Check you tube for instruction videos
If you can't fix it youself then you may consider removing the back of the DS, removing the on button and putting it back together so you can operate the switch with a toothpick.

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Happens sometimes it is one of two things:
1) When you put the DS back together is the ribbon from the top screen wound to tightly as this can cause the ribbon to pull out slightly from the socket on the motherbaord causing the blackout.
2) I have seen this happen only once before! The plsatic of the shell had a small chip where the battery connectors from the motherboard stick through into the battery compartment. THis tiny piece of plastic was stopping the final connection between battery and DS. Drove me mad, did all the usuals checked battery connections etc. Worht a look.

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I took my ds aprt put it back together and no power on?


Oh... Taking your DS apart is a huge no no! Only professionals should take apart your DS. That goes for other items as well.

I suggest that you take it to a professional and have your DS refurbished. Refurbishing makes your DS like new, and can cost anywhere from $70 - $90, depending on where you take your DS to be refurbished.

Hope it helps~

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Dropped DS Lite - rattling


L2 inductor comes out sometimes when dropped and the DS keeps in fixed amber light when charger is plugged in. But you found it fast so good luck. Its pretty sure your DS will work again after soldering the L2 again in its place near the power switch. Just get the battery and charger out before doing anything to avoid a blown fuse also.

Sep 05, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Please help i have pulled my ds lite apart and now i do not know how to put it back


sure I could have told you all the steps on how to put the ds back together again but that would just take a while to do so the best way is to watch a youtube vid and see how its taken apart and then just do it in the reverse order from where you are.

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sounds like your mic is disconnected or broke, it is a very small micro mic internally attached by a small wire. this wire could be broke.

For your L button, sounds like this is not making contact with the micro switch, sounds like you will have to take this baby apart to fix both issues.

If you have a DS lite the L and R buttons can be very fiddly to seat in place when putting it back together, the springs are fiddly. I would recommend bending the leg on the spring downwards so it seats in nicer when looking to reassemble.

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If you want get some tools and take the ds apart.make sure all the pieces are straight and are put together right.if there not straight,make them straight.if there not put together,put them back together.Hope it works.

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Nintendo ds lite


The switch is broken. This is a common problem if the shell case has been removed or if someone simply pushed way too ******* the power button. A new button can be purchased on ebay for under $10. Some soldering and desoldering will be required. The DS Lite is breakable when taking it apart so be careful. You can also send it to a guy like me for a fee and have it fixed or sell the broken unit to someone like me that fixes them.

Mar 29, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Power button loosely slides


Yes. The switch has broken and is replaceable. However I wouldn't recommend you do it unless you've done this before. DS Lites are easy to damage further when taking them apart. It's a great system but is easily broken beyond fixing. Look at all the posts on here from people putting new shells on and now the system won't boot up, broken ribbon cable connectors, etc. If it's under a year old contact Nintendo and they will repair it for free.

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