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Broken ds we fully charge the unit, and the green "charge" light is on - but when you turn the power button on nothing happens. Neither screen lights up. totally dead. I think one of the connections is broken inside the unit. I may have to send it to Nintendo, but they won't honor the warranty (the sticker on the back has been pulled off). Would it be cheaper for me to replace the unit?

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Re: broken ds

If you know any thing about electronics you can pull it apart and replace the power fuse inside of the unit right up next to where the charger plugs in. It is a little flat black fuse with a couple of numbers on it.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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My ds lite just switched off and it was charged

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Make sure all games and accessories are removed. If you cannot get it to work, you will have to get the unit services because you need the ds reset.

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If this unit was modded in anyway, the unit could be in a bricked mode. Bricked means useless and a paper weight.


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Hook up only the ac adapter to the DS to see if it turns on. If it does then we know the ac adapter works. We know the battery got fully charged but the system isn't turning on with the battery that is fully charged up.

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Ds lite charging lite comes on but when i press power button nothing happens

Are you leaving the DS charge until the light comes off? Remember that there are two likes too, one for charging and one for power. If you're just charging for some random period of time (lets say... One hour) then your Battery isn't going to be fully charged. The best way to ensure that your DS Lite is charged is to leave it charge until the charge light turns off. You can play your DS Lite while you are charging (I do it all the time), but it just means that you're just running off of the outlet.

A good test is to charge it fully (until the charge light comes off), unplug the charger cord (Make sure it's secured tightly to your DS while charging), then play for a little bit, your light should be a normal color (green).

If you cannot even play by using the outlet, then you need to
find a charger cord that actually works (You may need to send in the charger for replacement). If the same thing happens with 2 different batteries (assuming that you have two official Nintendo batteries).

TIP: Also run your fingers across the Charger cord. You're going to get a slight friction burn from the rubber, but you're going to get all of the kinks out of the wire in the cord. My charger cord had a similar problem (did not charge all the way, only charged until I moved the DS) but when I ran my fingers across it (pinching) it worked again.

Also check the pins in both charger cords, charging will not work if one pin is missing, nor if any are bent.

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