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Nintendo DS Lite shuts down after holding down B-button

I stopped playing with my NDSL for about a month.  When I started playing again, the unit shuts down when I hold down B-button (or sometimes when tapping the A-button) once the unit is turned on.  The unit has a supercard lite installed.  This shutdown affects both when playing original and back up games.  The battery was fully charged when tested and nothing else appeared to be out of the ordinary. Could there be short circuit when the B-button is held down?  Solution(s) would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    Same as above

  • meckaneck Jan 14, 2008

    On certain backup games, and even some real cartridge games my ds lite shutsdown without cause. Usually when I hold the b-button down. Any suggestions?

  • kyse-zenith May 14, 2008

    it happens when i use the button section fairly ofter, i.e. when im playing geomatrey wars, (i'm left handed), or when i do the newby "mash the a button even though it doesn't do anything" in RPG's. but it has happened on both DS games and GBA games.

  • spikephoto Dec 03, 2008

    This happens with mine - random shutdown when playing various games, but can be forced by pressing x and a button at same time


  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Hi, I have a problem with my son's Nintendo DS Lite. After playing for around 10 minutes it turns off automatically usually whilst pressing the B button. There seems to be no problem with the battery as it fires up again straight away.



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I believe this is a common problem
possibly a manufacturing fault (although I doubt Nintendo would admit to it).

See my other post: "DS Shutting Down"

I have two that have been well looked after and both are doing the same thing.
Both purchased around Dec '06

It's not the battery, so don't post saying that.
I've already tested with a new battery and also put my battery into a friends DS Lite where it worked perfectly.

Definately something to do with the buttons, as you can play stylus based games for ages without any problems. (eg: Mahjong)

Anyone who repairs these might know what the actual problem is. I'm guessing Nintendo just swap the main board or replace the unit. Unfortunately mine are both just out of the 12month warranty.

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Mm i dont know but go to and they have a place on the website 4 problams 4 nintendo products or get a new ds / ds lite google might help to

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