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Nintendo ds lite power fault

The unit will not switch on. The mains charger only blips the power on lite and then goes out.

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  • peejay73 Dec 17, 2007

    The console often turns itself off after only a couple of minutes play, i initially thought it was the battery so i bought a new one and the problem still persists.

  • Steve Hall Apr 24, 2008

    I have the same problem....ive looked about and some people think its the ribbon that joins to the top screen,but ive totally dismantled mine and the ribbon likes fine....Its doing my head in...just cant figure out the fault

  • fitpot Apr 15, 2009

    yes I have the same problem, charged it and it woldnt work?????



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I would think you have one of 3 problems, the entire unit is bad, the battery is bad, or the cable is bad. The easiest thing to check is the cable, if you have another DS lite just try the cable, otherwise most walmarts and targets have them. If its just the battery, then you can purchase a new one at¤cy=USD&storeId=10001&ddkey=SetCurrencyPreference Lastly, if neither of these solutions work, try contacting Nintendo about warranty work. Nintendo is usually very good about fixing problems like this. Here is a link to get the process started on warranty work. Good luck with your DS, its a great system

Posted on Aug 28, 2007


Something's probably burned out, here's a tip:
buy a new d.s. lite, take it and its charger out of the package, put the bad d.s. and charger back in the box, then return it, say you decided you did not want one.
do not damage the box seal when you take the new d.s. out, replace the seal whwn done.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009


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