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Nintendo DS powers on sometimes

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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  • ladynadiad Mar 10, 2009

    Nevermind, I've pretty much figured out it's an issue with the battery and it will no longer charge correctly thanks to some explanations from Nintendo's tech forums and my own deductions.


    I know it's not the power switch because it would work even less predictably than it does now, but it works very predictably when it does work.


    And I've found that if I keep it on the adapter as much as possible when playing and make sure I only turn it on while plugged in, I've gotten it to keep working pretty well now while I'm waiting on my new battery to arrive from Nintendo.  Now how it got to this point is beyond me, but it's obviously an issue where the battery isn't charging correctly, since once it gets a charge for two days, it plays fine as long as I power it on while on AC power and keep it plugged in as much as possible otherwise.

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I would go for a bad power switch, its not the fuses or an inductor or a screen problem, I would go for a mechanical issue with the power switch, to geet one ---- www.ds-doctor.co.uk

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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