I had my DS for over a year now, and about a month ago i accidently bent the prongs on my AC adaptor. After straightening them, i proceeded with charging the DS. A week later, the power turns on and off irregularily, usually when i'm playing! Now the power switch doesnt even turn it on or off anymore. i blame the bent adaptor, but those around me disagree. Any suggestions?
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Re: Erratic power on and off
Sometimes the connector can break loose from the board, there is very little solder holding them on and this would cause erratic behavior, everything is so small that the slightest improper connection causes big problems. lets get you fixed up. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Try using a fork or thin knife to straighten them out. Be very careful and gentle though. Maybe just take them to professionals to get it fixed, before you damage it more. Long nosed pliers also might work.
Not that common a problem. Have one on my desk at the moment with the same problem. It seems that the game bent two of the contacts in the card reader (ds lite game section -slot 1). I opened the slot and straightened the two pins and this solved the problem.
Be careful if you are doing this as it is quiet tricky with a good few small parts.
These ds's have a problem with tarnish as well as the pins getting bent - I can fix it for you, I have done several of these. if the pin is bent the game stays down too far after clicking in and it won't read. I takes about 20 mins to straighten it out. email@example.com
looks like you need to replace the AC adaptor , test the AC adaptor with a multimeter to check Voltage , if there is Voltage reading?? then you need to replace the battery. hope this helps & please rate, AJ
the pins in the game slot might be bent (shine a light in the slot and use a needle or pin to straighten any bent pins) or the pins might be dirty. slide something thin, wet with rubbing alcohol, over the pins-lightly.