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Turns on but no sound or video

When I turn my DS Lite on, the light comes on and everything, but I just cant see, nor hear anything. I've tried charging it and everything. We have even tried to unscrew the battery cover, but we dont have the right kind of screw driver. If anyone has any solution to this, please let me know!!! Thanks!!!

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Re: Turns on but no sound or video

I need more info, does it power on and stay on? if it stays on, its not your battery its something else. did you drop it? i dont see how both sound and video could go out at the same time. If video or sound is not working its probably something microsopic inside and it would be very hard to fix.I suggest just sending it to nintendo they'll fix it (actually they'll just send you a new one) for 60 bucks.

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