My ds got dropped in a pool. it works fine though when it turns on but the power switch does not work. it only turns on when it wants to.the only way i can get it to turn of is let it run out of energy or shut it down in pictochat. please help if there is any way to get the power switch to work! :(
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I'm having the same problem, too. My sister dropped it in the bathtub, and then turned on the power without letting it dry. The DS still turns on and hold charges, but the screens are messed up with flickers and blurs. As I know, if you drop it in the water, do not turn on the power or it will be fried. Just let it dry, and then power up again to see if it still works. If you already turned on the power while there was still water in it, it's toasted.
Hi. Same thing happenedto my son's. Also, when I shook it, I could hear a slight rattle inside as if a small piece had broken off. I took it apart and found that a small surface mount inductor had come off (it was right by the on/off switch I believe). I was able to get it soldered back on and added some glue for mechanical strength (since my solder wasn't as good as original). This worked a while but it came off again and I could never get it to stick and function again. Just shorting the terminals with wire didn't work, it needs at least some 'L' impedance. So, I tried making my own. I took a very small wire-wrap wire I had from my old college days, and wound it around a paperclip about 10times, solder the ends on, and then removed the clip. (think of tiny spool of wire with each end connected to solder pads). Believe or not, it worked and has been fine ever since. Apperently the tolerance for this circuit is pretty loose. FWIW.
Good luck. A fun project either way before giving up.
Normally, it should turn off by holding the power switch over for a couple seconds. If that doesn't work, the switch may be broken internally. You could try taking out the battery (though this probably isn't too good for it) or wait for the battery to die, then charge it and see if it does it again. If not, you may have to get it repaired.