To charge my ds, you need to push the cord down and hold it there somehow. I bought a new power jack and now I need instructions on how to replace it.
I am replaceing the housing shell so I figured to do both while I had it opened up.
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Is the light blinking while you wiggle the plug? If so there are one of two problems one is that your cord is broke. Or two the jack on your DS is broken. Try replacing the cord first as it is cheaper.
Try another charger, yours may be faulty. Alternatively,the battery may need replacing as it is no longer holding charge, these can be obtained very inexpensively from Ebay and you will just need a small cross head screwdriver to remove the cover on the back of the DS lite, then tap the unit in your hand to dislodge and remove the battery.
Ok I know what has gone on here as it had happened to my DS-Lite as long as you bought a genuine DS from here in Oz or which ever country you live in and not 1 from China Etc as 99.999999% of DS consoles from China Etc are fakes
First Of all the problem is that the battery pack has failed completely the molecular structure of the battery is breaking back down into it's original state and when you recharge the battery pack it can not excite the molecules enough to completely charge as some of the molecules are dead and such will decrease the performance of your battery. You will need to buy a replacement battery pack or as it is a new console it should be covered under warranty as on a full charge on my DS Lite I can play for 15 hours+ non stop playing.
Ok the fix is very easy all you need is a small star screwdriver.
Step 1. Take the small star screwdriver and undo the screw that holds the battery compartment closed and take off the cover.
Step 2. Take out the old battery and set aside for proper disposal.
Step 3. Place the new battery in the battery compartment it should only go in 1 way.
Step 4. Replace the battery compartment door, replace the small screw and tighten.
Step 5. Charge the battery pack until light goes out.
Step 6. Play away my friend as now you should have fixed the problem.
Please Note that the time difference between consoles playing time depends on the actual ds console.
DS & DS-Lite are your better performers battery wise at up to 19 hours continuous play. DSi to the current DSi-XL 3DS will vary from 3 to 6 hours due to the extra power needed to run the cameras etc.
Try charging it at a different house, or taking it up to the store and ask them about it, cuz i mean its probably something up with the house if you've been through 4 and its the same problem. But the people at the store should be able to help you out with the problem or tell you what you should do.
I have looked around for you on this issue and several people have the same problem, more people that have the guitar hero ds have the problem more than others. But if you are using the original power cord that came with the ds then I would definately take it back to the shop to get a replacement. If you forcefully try to remove it they may not be so good about replacing it. However, you bought it in good faith so take it back with the cord inserted and see if they can remove it, if they cannot they will have to replace it
Try if the battery is charged right, when batter is fully charged disconnect from AC adapter. Hold the power button for 5 seconds. If it does not work that means that you need a replacement battery for the Nintendo DS. When you receive the replacement batter, follow the steps again.
Are you leaving the DS charge until the light comes off? Remember that there are two likes too, one for charging and one for power. If you're just charging for some random period of time (lets say... One hour) then your Battery isn't going to be fully charged. The best way to ensure that your DS Lite is charged is to leave it charge until the charge light turns off. You can play your DS Lite while you are charging (I do it all the time), but it just means that you're just running off of the outlet.
A good test is to charge it fully (until the charge light comes off), unplug the charger cord (Make sure it's secured tightly to your DS while charging), then play for a little bit, your light should be a normal color (green).
If you cannot even play by using the outlet, then you need to find a charger cord that actually works (You may need to send in the charger for replacement). If the same thing happens with 2 different batteries (assuming that you have two official Nintendo batteries).
TIP: Also run your fingers across the Charger cord. You're going to get a slight friction burn from the rubber, but you're going to get all of the kinks out of the wire in the cord. My charger cord had a similar problem (did not charge all the way, only charged until I moved the DS) but when I ran my fingers across it (pinching) it worked again.
Also check the pins in both charger cords, charging will not work if one pin is missing, nor if any are bent.