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Nintendo ds lite charger

My dog chewed through the cable in my ds charger and i thought it would be a simple fix by just stripping the wires and re-connecting them....but for some reason its not working...this is the 3rd charger the dog has chewed through and dont plan on buying another one... was wondering if anyone had a rough idea of what i should do or what is causing the power to not go to the nintendo ds.... thanks in advance

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  • lucas_jacob_ Jan 15, 2009

    thanks xbox360fixer
    inside the cabe it appears what would be a positive and a ne
    gative cable (im assuming) there's a main copper wire (red) that is insulated and an unshielded copper wire the wraps around the shielded wire...where the wire was chewed, i stripped both ends and tried reconnecting the two wires but it didnt work...any ideas

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  • lucas_jacob_ Jan 16, 2009

    yeh that was the problem... a little bit of copper was touching the positive wire...thanks heaps for the help


    Did you make sure its not touching any of the other wires.


    Just what?? How many wires are inside the cable?



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Just buy a new one i use 3rd and 1st party work the same keep it away from your dog

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