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Nintendo Ds Inductor

I dropped my ds and the four inductors on the board all came off.i know there is one just below the power switch and one just to the right. does anybody know were i can get replacements or can it be done at all.


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  • arif_g2002 Jan 12, 2009

    By the way the DS charges but doesnt turn on

  • arif_g2002 Jan 12, 2009

    i saw that but it looks different. i still got da old ones that fell off. can i stick the other ones on?



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I have soldered on myself. Try ebay for spares type in"L2 inductors for nintendo ds" it should direct you to an american seller.
Cost about £10.50 (english pounds) or $16 US dollars

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • robdobbo Jan 12, 2009

    Soz, that includes P&P to the UK

  • robdobbo Jan 13, 2009

    The one on the ebay site is the same as the one that came off my nintendo?

    You should be able to solder the old ones on back on, which I have done in the past. You need a steady pair of hands, good eyesight tweasers and a thin point solder iron.

    Good Luck


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bcdd149.jpg This image shows the L2 inductor sitting just below the power switch.

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