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Unit not switching on

The charge light is on when AC adapter plugged in, when power is switched on to unit the lower screen flashes once then switches off.

The unit is only 12 months old.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    my ds wont charge and light wont come on but new charger

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Either the system has a blown fuse or it needs the top screen replaced. Either is simple to fix if you are a little bit technically inclined..... You can get replacement screens off ebay for less then $10.00. I have fixed a few of these and its really not to hard....

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