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Ds wont turn on

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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  • amybabyruth7 Nov 29, 2008

    is there a way i can fix it myself?

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Never get your d wet but if u want 2 keep your DS, just bring it to the company or look in the box an they give you a phone#

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