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Dropped my ds lite in the bath

I accidently dropped my ds lite in the bath.. i got it out straight away i left it on the radiator it would switch on at first but switch straight back off.. now it wont switch on at all i took the battery out ant left that to dry but it wont come on what could i do... i need it fixin urgently before xmas day :(:(

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Go 2 toy r us and go to the game depmart and get the scrw driver and the batery and replace the bater e or ou can blow dry it thet how i got m n 2 work aftef and keep turning it on and off

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Hey remember that the ds run on electricity so maybe the circuits got wet. and i have an ebay page willing 2 sell mine 4 24 dollars

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My dsi had squash tipped over it it wont come on and when i plug it into the charger it charges but wont come on


1, Throw DS away.2, Buy another one.The insides are ruined after a squash bath. Even a small amount of moisture can and will ruin circuit boards. Sorry.

Nov 26, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite not turning on? Read this tip to find out how to fix it!


Have you dropped your DS Lite and now it rattles?

Is it charging but not turning on?

Then this is the guide for you!!

A very common problem with the DS Lite is that when it is dropped a small chip called the L2 Inductor comes away from the motherboard. This will still enable the DS to charge but you will not be able to switch it on. This guide will take you through step by step how to repair your DS Lite.

Things you will need :-



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A soldering iron - 6afee1e.jpg


Some solder - 864fcea.jpg


If you are lucky then your L2 inductor is still rattling around inside your DS. If it is lost then they can be bought very cheaply off of ebay :- L2 Inductor Ebay (Please note - This is not my ebay username, just the person that I always get my parts from)

Ok now we have everything it is time to start. Clear a nice big area for you to work in.

First remove any game cartridges from their slots and the DS stylus, like so -

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Next remove the battery cover and 2 small rubber bungs here -


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Underneath the 2 rubber bungs are 2 phillips screws.

Next remove the battery and take out the circled 3 phillips screws. You do not need to remove the uncircled phillips screw in the battery compartment.


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Next, remove the 4 circled tri-wing screws using the tri-wing screwdriver -


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Ok, thats all the screws removed, now to lift the case off. Pulling up from the back with 2 fingers on the shoulder buttons gently pull up and towards you but only enough so that you can get the case tool in to help with leverage. See below pictures -


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Work the case tool around the gap and the top cover should lift off easily. DO NOT FORCE IT! You will then be able to see the motherboard like so -


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The L2 Inductor sits to the left of the motherboard, right underneath the power switch -


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Make sure that when you took the case apart if the L2 inductor was rattling around, it has not been lost. Hopefully you have managed to find it. What you need to do now is resolder the L2 inductor back onto the motherboard. Hold the L2 Inductor in place and carefully apply the soldering iron to each end, like so (it does not matter which way round the L2 Inductor goes) -


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If you need to hold the L2 Inductor use something like tweezers.

Once you have secured the L2 Inductor onto the motherboard apply a tiny amount of solder onto each end of the L2 Inductor just to give it a bit more strength.

Thats it! You are done! Congratulations, you have repaired your DS Lite!

Now all you have to do is put it back together and you are finished. There are a couple of important things you need to know when putting your DS Lite back together.

You must make sure both the power switch slider and the volume switch slider are in the right place. The power switch slider should spring back to where it is supposed to but these pictures will confirm where they need to be -

Volume switch all the way to the left

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Power switch all the way to the right as you look at it

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The case sliders also need to be in the right place too, if you do not get this right you will break the little tabs off of the switches!

Volume slider all the way to the left

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Power slider all the way to the right

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When you re-assemble your ds, start refitting the case from the front backwards. Get it all in line on the front and the back should drop down with ease. Again do not force anything!!


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Replace all the screws in reverse order and you are 100% done!! Give yourself a pat on the back!!

on Aug 30, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite was dropped in toilet.... will it ever work again ?


Hi the chances are not but if it has only just been dropped down the loo and its still wet then do the following

1 get the vac out and put the smallest attatchment on it then switch it on and **** all the water out of the ds keep doing this for about 20min or so
2 after you have done the above place the ds on a towel and put a desktop lamp shining on it from about 20cm away and leave the light on for 4 or 5 hours then switch the light off and leave ds off for another 8 hours to ensure it has all dried out

then try switching it on, if it works your lucky and dont drop it down the loo again, if it dont work then its not worth getting it fixed as it would cost way to much, your better off selling it on the auction site as spares or repairs, then buy another one that works.

sorry their is no easy fix but sometimes you can be lucky and it will work and other times it wont.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

Aug 30, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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"My Baby Girl" DS game cant finish giving her a bath


If there is an exclamation mark on the cloth, Simply tickle her head!

Keep doin tht until she is happy then continue washing, the soap bubbles should form!

xXx

May 29, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Water damaged DS lite


It may need a new Battery or the inside may still be wet. Try the battery first-- ya can get them online and while you wait on the battery let the DS continue to dry out

Feb 27, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Broken


there is a L2 <, always come lose from solder when it is drop the ds lite or at least that was what happen with mine once

Jul 08, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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Nintendo DS Lite


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.

May 23, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Hi  Im  Patrick here  to  help.First  go  to  a  GAMEFREAK  store    

Mar 14, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo ds lite


Hi,
you,ll pay more to have it repaired than to replace it.
I,d suggest buy a new one.
Keep the old one for spares.
Once motherboards/Circuitboards get soaked, it damages the boards/components/solder joints.
Mike @ compurepair.

Feb 24, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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