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Ds lite while playing my ds lite it turns itself off during different games on different consoles

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  • unhpycstmr Nov 22, 2007

    Bought a refurbished DS Lite for my daughter and it worked great for a few months but now when you try to play a game it shuts itself off. At first it shut itself off after you played a game for a while, now it shuts off after a few seconds of play time. I took it back to the store where I bought it and they determined that it was not a battery problem and they told me to contact Nintendo. I did, and they told me that it was broken and I could send it to them to have it fixed for $90, or I could purchase another refurbished one for $120. So much for their customer service. I mean, I already have a refurbished one that doesn't work. Why would I want another one just to have it break after a few months? Whats more is why would I want to pay them $120 for one when I can get a brand new one for $129.99?
    I'm not a very satisfied Nintendo customer. :(
    If anyone has any useful information I would love to hear it.

  • Celinya Dec 05, 2007

    I have the same problem with my DS. I found that it only happens on games that use the letter buttons. Touch pad only games like Brain Age work fine. It seems like when I play games like Super Mario Bros, it happens after I use the letter buttons a lot.

    I even tested my Super Mario Bros in another DS and the game worked fine. I tested a friends Mario game in my DS and it shut off. I have concluded it is a problem with my DS for sure.

    I am about 3 months of warranty and Nintendo said I could buy a refurb for $90. I just want to repair mine.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    On my DS, I play a game and it just flashes off at random every now and then, sometimes on the same exact spot during the game. I found that it occured less when I had the adapter plugged in. On top of that, if I'm not careful my DS would just loose it's memory. The game chip's memory is just fine, but for the DS itself it forgets my nickname, color setting, time and date setting (this happened once when I had the language setting in wasn't very fun).

  • Rhoannie Jan 02, 2008

    Ditto!3 months old,can't find receipt,$200 (Aust).Only started yesterday when daughter played new Mario game!Now with all others as well.Not well off, daughter really upset,but I could kill her for losing the receipt!

  • babytiger Apr 01, 2008

    My console switches itself off randomly when i play games,

    The power light is green, the battery is fully charged, i can switch it back on again, but it looses any data not saved.
    i am just using ds game cartridges it switches itself off regardless of which game is inserted.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    my DS lite keeps on turning itself on and off when ever it likes



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Same thing with my but i got a new one, or i could have wait for nintendo to fix it {2 mothes} go to google it , or get a new one

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