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Still not charging

Does not power up or turn on. posted by AtticusDS on Oct 18, 2007 Report abuse

DS Lite is only 2 months old and today it stopped working.  Green power light only stays on for a second when turned on - and only when it is plugged in. When you plug it in, the red charging light stays on for a second then goes out. When it is NOT plugged in, no lights come on, even when you turn it on.  It was not dropped or damaged. It worked last night but this morning it does not. Thanks, Janet

Comment by AtticusDS, posted on Oct 20, 2007

I tried to charge it with the car adaptor - the red light just goes on for a second then shuts off, just like it does with the house charger.  How can I check to see if the battery will not accept a charge? I took it out and cleaned it like the first suggestion I was given.  Still not working.

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By  Embem
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it could be the power cord that is the problem, see if you can go to a shop or if you have a friend with one, see if you can borrow their cord to see if it works hope you find a sulution :)

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Re: still not charging

Called 1-800-255-3700 - they told me where the nearest repair center is. As long as the Nintendo DS is less than 1 year old - it is completely covered under the warranty. THEY FIXED IT for free.  If they could not fix it within 45 minutes, they would have given me a refurbished one - which would have had a 1 year warranty on it.  I wish I knew all this before spending $9.95 for this service.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

Re: still not charging

Sounds like mainboard fault need to be replaced if still munder warrenty take back to shop to get fixed

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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Re: still not charging

I'm not sure that you can actually check if the battery does not accept charge, you might want to ring the distributer and see if they can send you a replacement battery :)

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