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Nintendo ds The orange charger light comes on when it is being charged but it never turns off. When we turn the power on nothing happens at all. We cannot play on it while it is charging. It appears completely dead except for the orange charger light. Please can you help with any ideas of what may be wrong. Thank you

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There are a couple of fuses inside the ds and one of them is right up next to where the charger plugs in try to replace it. It is a little flat black piece with solder on each end and it should have a number on it you with need to replace it with the same number fuse.

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