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Son's ds lite keeps turning itself off

My son's ds lite keeps turning itself off, he charges it and the light goes green but when he tries to turn it on the bottom screen flashes and it goes off, this happens every time now. Would be grateful if anyone has any ideas what could be wrong, it was bought from ebay in Hong Kong so not sure what warranty we have. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    My little girl turns the DS on and it plays for a while then just shuts off. I replaced the Batt. and it still does it.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    I turn on my ds but it shuts down by itself

  • JESSEO Dec 20, 2007

    my nintendo ds bottom screen turns on and then flashes off after i turn it on. THE GAME DOES THIS AFTER I FULLY CHARGE IT. IT STARTED YESTERDAY AND THE GAME IS ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS OLD. IS THERE A WARRANTY AND IF NOT OF IF SO, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CORRECT IT?"

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    when i swich the ds the green light flashes and he screen is blank

  • Tiku1967 Dec 23, 2007

    My son has the same problem. Tried replacing the battery and still doing the same thing. When we power on the ds lite the screen flashes and the units turns off.


  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    Even when fully charged after a few minutes my daughters NIntendo DS turns off.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    My daughters ds lite is 17 months old and started crashing after a bout thirteen months -just after warranty which is blooming typical!! We have found that not opening the top screen fully seems to help -though you do have to hold it at a funny angle to see it - it is cheaper to buy a new one than it is to be repaired -we looked on nintendo site and they want fifty pounds just to look at it!!

  • jd seifu May 20, 2008

    my ds lite keep turning off every time i turn it on, it doesn't want to charge when its plugged in. The battery is fine, but yet it doesn't want to work

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    Had the same problem too but i sent it in to nintendo and it came back. But when it came back it was still the same with nothing changed except serial numbers and mysterious black gunk on the DS

  • dmiller398 Oct 02, 2008

    i've bought at lest 9 ds lights all with the same problem green light turns off in two seconds the bottom flashes i cant understand why they all do that i've had afew replaced but not all were covered it this from pushing the top screen back to far

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    My own Ds turnon then turns off. It does make sense since if had it fir a yeear but righ ton Christmas it stopped woerking. Im nnot really a mechanic and I cant fix it.Help!

  • aJay3424007 Apr 18, 2009

    Same here. When I turn on my DS Lite, it comes up ok. But, when I am in-game on 'Pokemon Diamond' or any other game, I turns off randomly. Then, about 2 seconds later, it turns back on. If I leave it for about a minute, it turns off again. What could it be?



    I have reported this problem to Nintendo and am waiting for a reply. When I do, I tell you what it is...O_o

  • susieglynn Nov 08, 2009

    my 4year old ds keeps turning it self off for no reason sometimes will turn its self back on but not always any idears wot the problem cud b as he is really upset with it every time he plays it!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    i charged my ds and when i go to turn it on the screen flashes and then goes off

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This is a fuse thats blown, usually the F1 fuse. two solutions for this. First is a full motherboard replacement, the second is to "jump" the fuse with a straight wire. The fuses are very small, so if you have no soldering skills (or tools) then you may need to send it in to a repair shop. If you have some technical skills, then you may be able to buy a unit with broken hinges from eBay or half.com as a replacement and change the board your self. It does require some special tools, but your local hardware store should have them for cheap. contact me if you need help.

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Poster of solution #4 is a genius. i tore it apart (it took about 10 minutes) got to the ribbon cable. took it out, reset it and its good to go.

there is a black bar that flips up to remove the ribbon cable. its kind of a pain, but its not too bad with tweezers

also, the spring for the l1 and r1 button is tricky, but overall, not too bad.

thank you all!!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Solution 4 was correct for me. I took it apart to add a new shell and when reassembled it would turn on (led lit and bottom lit up for second) then turned immediately off. Even though the ribbon looked properly seated, it took 3 times before it was seated properly and now it works like a charm! Hopefully if anyone stumbles on this thread it will give you hope!

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Had this problem too. Had just replaced cracked case of my ds lite.

Step 1) Clean the end of the ribbon connector for the top display using an eraser (pink is fine).
Step 2) With the clamp in he up position, gently but firmly place the ribbon back in it slot. Place the clamp down.
Step 3) test.

Cheers, Toby

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This is a fuse thats blown, usually the F1 fuse. two solutions for this. First is a full motherboard replacement, the second is to "jump" the fuse with a straight wire. The fuses are very small, so if you have no soldering skills (or tools) then you may need to send it in to a repair shop. If you have some technical skills, then you may be able to buy a unit with broken hinges from eBay or half.com as a replacement and change the board your self. It does require some special tools, but your local hardware store should have them for cheap. contact me if you need help.

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Try the nintendo support line/trouble shooting webiste. I've heard on someone on this website who bought a wii off ebay with a defective power cable he called them up and they sent him a new one, free. I havent had any experience with nintendo support but the least you could do is give them a try.

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Where the hell do I see the solutions you guys keep posting in the solution box but you don't give solutions you just ******* comment

Posted on Nov 10, 2012

If the bottom screen flashes and then it shut off, that means the upper top screen cable is broken. You will need to buy a new top lcd screen to replace it. It is very tricky to replace it. It is better off either return it or sell it as is. Thanks.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

  • DANIEL502987 Mar 11, 2011

    hold down all the button except 4 the select and start one when power on


    the is some time no need to press all just L button and all the letter one. thank you

    my ds too have the same problem

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The battery is possably gone bad. If you had it less than a year, then go back to the store and get a new one under warrenty. If you had it more than a year, just plug it in using the DS charger.

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Probably malfunctioned

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My DSi also does this... but often it is due to me putting any pressure on the right side of the ds or i tap it by accident with my hand. Just make sure that you are not putting too much pressure on the ds while playing a game. This may make the "turning off" less frequent. Also possibly get a hard case for the ds so then there is not pressure on the ds itself. This problem can be a ***** in pokemon after an hour of playtime without saving.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

Just offering a confirmation for #3 - I've been working on a broken DS Lite of my own (the top screen's ribbon tore - long story) and I've got it in pieces right now. I get the exact same problem when the top screen is disconnected, but when I reconnect it (even with a partially-torn ribbon) it works normally. So check the connection, and if that doesn't work, you are going to have to get a new top screen (repairing the cable's pretty much out of the question.)
Useful link of today: repairing a ds lite - http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Nintendo-DS-Lite

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

Solution #4 is a must check, i repair ds's for alot of people at my company and i have had that happen alot

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Hi there. the upper cable also could be not completely fit into the connector. Make shure the cable is completely in.

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I had the same problem the top screen Ribon had come slightly out, very easy to fix
the top screen Ribon is top right when you open the dsi be careful the is a press in Ribon to discontect befor fully removing the case. good luck

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This is a common problem. Usially, you'll need a top screen replacement. I know that MPXLIVE got a repair service for theses video games. It cost me 35$ to be fix. I've send it by expreess post and they charge me the same amount that have paid to send it back ( less than 10$). If you live in Quebec city, there's no cost. Can send email to services@mpxlive.com. service in French and English. They also sales parts.

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It happens to me to exept i have first version of ds and it doesn't flash when it happens just does got any suggestions?

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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