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Ds won't power on. Orange light stays on when charging.

Fuses and switch seems to be fine, battery seems to put out 5.0 volts.
Unit was dropped.

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  • newport11801 Dec 30, 2008

    the connectors seem fine ?

  • luster99 Apr 16, 2009

    Hi i have the same problem as newport11801 i put in the charger the orange light turns on and like an hour later i turn it on and it's still on red

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Make sure your Top screen ribbon cable is securely plugged in. This is very hard to do, and a key reason why the DS will not power up. Also check the bottom screen connector.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Dec 31, 2008

    You may need to do a closer inpection of the ribbon cables. They must be inserted squarely and another thing relating to the drop, the battery connector could have come unsoldered. You will need to test with a ohm meter to see if the battery connections apply to the circuit board.

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