DS Lite stopped working. Green/Orange light Flicker On then Off.
Has your DS lite stopped working? does the green/orange light momentarily stay on? Here are a few tips to help you on your way to repairing your DS lite.
These are the three top reasons for the above faults:
1) One of the screens is either not correctly connected or has
devlouped a fault... If one of the screens flickers after you switch it
on and just before the green light goes out then the screen that doesn't
flicker is causing the problem, firstly try reconnecting it and if that
doesn't work you will have to replace it, both screens are avaliable
for a reasonable fee on ebay, search for either "DS lite top screen" or
DS lite bottom screen".
(if you need help with replacing the screens check out my other tips and tricks I have issued on here).
2) Locate the inductor labled "L2" if this is missing then you will
need to either solder it back on if you can find it or else you can buy
another one again on ebay for a reasonable fee, search for "DS lite L2".
3) If both the above fail then chances are you have blown a fuse, if you can charge the DS then it is not
your "F1" fuse in which case you will only need to replace the "F2"
fuse, firstly desolder the old fuse and then solder on the replacement
fuse, this should solve the issue. If however the charging light stays
on for a very brief time (i.e 1-2secs) then you will have to replace
the "F1" fuse, locate the "F1" fuse and follow
the sames steps stated for the "F2" fuse. These fuses are also found on
ebay, search for "ds lite fuse" and buy the quantity you require.
If you don't have access to soldering equipment or are unable to solder
these very small parts (i.e fuse dimensions - 1.5 mm x 0.8 mm and the
"L2" inductor dimensions - 2.5mm x 1.8mm x 1.8mm) The is a product
called wire glue which is avaliable from ebay (located in the USA)
which is fantastic as it is a glue with conductive properties.
You may find guides that tell you to "bridge" the fuses and "L2"
inductor but I would strongly advise against this, afterall they are
there for a reason and just think what damage would have happend if
that fuse hadn't have blown.
Here is an image for the location of the fuses, also if you look just under the power switch you will see the "L2" inductor:
I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for
any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.
on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite