Excuse the length of this, but this issue is kind of odd.
My Nintendo DS most of the time will not power on. I have it currently plugged into the adapter, the orange light isn't on, which indicates a full batter. I try to turn it on, but the green light comes on for about a second and then goes right off;.
The weirdest part about this is that if I leave the DS plugged in for a time, it will work fine for about two days and then start doing this again. When it does work, it works as normal, I can play with or without AC power, has a decent battery life and all, it just only works a a bit less than two days out of the week.
And to be annoying, it only works on the days I could take it somewhere to be looked at, it's actually very predictable. It will work fine on Sunday and part of Monday, the rest of the week it doesn't work.
I've looked online for solutions, but couldn't find one that does work normally at times, that is what makes the issue very baffling because if it was a blown fuse, a bad adapter, or a bad battery, wouldn't it not work at all?
Anyway, ideas would be appreciated, and thanks in advance for the help!
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"An Error Occurred. Press and hold POWER to turn the system off." When do you see this error?
If you see this error while playing a Nintendo DS game card game: There are no known issues that create this error with any Nintendo DS game card games. Our experience shows that if you see this error, your game is likely a counterfeit product. To test your Nintendo DS game card, try this testing tip:
Try playing the game in a Nintendo DS Lite or a Nintendo DS (original style).
If the game still does not work, it's more likely the game card is defective and will need to be replaced.
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Make sure have a wireless broadband internet connection available within a short distance of where you are. The DS Lites are kinda slow. You may have to try a few times to get onto the internet. Also, sometimes if you are using a modem that is being used by some other people at the same time (coffee shop etc), it can be painful getting on the internet with the DS Lite. You might also want to power off the DS Lite and even remove the battery for a minute and put the battery back in and power the unit back on. This will reset the DS Lite and and sometimes accelerate the speed at which the DS Lite process.
Turn off your DS and take out the game card. Blow on the metal part of the game card and blow into the game slot in your DS. Put the game back in and turn on your DS. This is to clear away anything that might have been on your game or in your DS game slot.
Each time you charge your battery, the charge capacity is decreased. After a large amount of charges, the capacity is decreased to an amount only enough to turn on a/the screen(s) for a second. Try getting a new battery.
I managed to get the "errant" cards back to the supplier, who issued me with new/replacement DSTT cards, and all is now fine!
I put the original Micro-SD cards back in, and fired up the DS' fitted with the new DSTT cards and all work completely as expected. I've had absolutely no start-up issues. They work first time, everytime - so far. Problem looks to have been "dodgy" DSTT cards.
Make sure your game card are clean. Kids will get all kinds of the stuff in there from lint to food. A blast of can air helps and you can also clean the cards with q-tip and alcohol(just a little bit not real wet)Damp! Then let dry! That help stop the build up of crud on the cards.