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My ds is broken. I put the car charger in the charging slot. I put it there and it would not come out. Somebody pulled it out for me but they ripped the little metal sticks in the ds charging slot out. now it will not charge so now i cannot play with the ds. can u help me?

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Sincerelly if you are not technician inclined, the cheapest and cost effective option for you is to buy an external battery charger for your NDSL like the one in this link (just as example, not the cheapest option or like I'll get money for that).
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The second option is to pay a technician for the repair. Not the one you would like as you are finding answers here.

Now the technician option, this problem need a replacement jack and some technician soldering skills, not too difficult but you will need some expertise and tools like a small thomson 3 windings screwdriver, philips and blade precision screwdrivers, a 15 watts pencil soldering iron and maybe some pliers to take out the broken jack and put a new mini USB, Surface Mounting Device jack in place being careful not to provoque a short circuit caused by bad solders (may need a cheap DMM to test continuity also).

You need to be very careful as you only need to ge out the battery and open the bottom part of your DS, disconect the top LCD flexible lifting the brown lock, and the other two coax wires pulling em up to have access to the PCB securelly without damaging anything else. You can find some videos of dissasembling the NDSL over the net.

After opening it just neet to take the bad part and solder the replacement, connect all and close the unit, testing it before you put the screws.

Good Luck...

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

  • Ed Perez
    Ed Perez Oct 14, 2007

    I need to appologize for a mistake I did about the NDSL charger jack as I described it as a mini USB jack though it is bigger and different shape so, to replace it, would be more difficult as you must find a special nintendo DS lite replacement jack. The mini USB one was difficult to findalso but at least you can take it from a broken camera or other cheap charger device, though I have no idea where to find the nintendo one.
    BTW: if too difficult to find the item, anyone can have a last resort of replacing the jack and the charger plug for a more common model.



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