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DS powering on, but both screens stay black

Hello there, First, thx to anyone who will take the time to read me at least. :) My problem is about the screens of my DS lite... When I turn it on, the green light works, but not the screens anymore... they stay black. Before this happened, I think there was already a bad contact... sometimes it was working fine, and sometimes, black screens... I had to give it a little twist with my hands (like If I wanna break it, which of course I don't), and it would work after... But now, it doesn't work anymore... maybe one of the kid of my girlfriend made it fall (in the first place too maybe, that's probably why I had to start doing the twisting thing) and killed it totally, but the power light is still working, and the screen don't have any scratches, not the DS. If it fell, doesn't look like it was really violent... but well... I heard from a source or two that it may be the jumpers, but I don't know what it is... if anyone has a theory... I opened my DS already, but since I don't know what to look for... Thanks guys, and thanks for this website to exist... :p Brice

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    Sashinco Mar 21, 2014

    I just wanna add something... I read solutions to others problems that looked like mine, but mine may be a little different... It didn't stopped working from one day to another... became progressive...

  • Sashinco
    Sashinco Mar 21, 2014

    posted too quickly... sorry for the multi-post... So yeah, was progressive... maybe due to my twisting too, but since that was the only way to make it work.... and also, I use r4, DSTT, n5 and other DS cartridges with micro SD inside... I read that it can create problems too, but since I never had any with my old fat DS before (which has one broken screen now, thanks to the son of my girlfriend for dropping it too often), I don\'t know... Or if my problem can be fixed with just a small piece I can get from the Fat DS, I could try... doubt it, but who knows... hehe Thx again people !

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Look for broken copper strips that connects the screen to main board , take a very close look for sometimes they are just hairline cracks or breaks but enough to disable connection to screen, hope for loose connections...

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SOURCE: black screens

All I can say is, get a refund/exchange.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: DS lite, power is on but nothing happens

Ditto... except my daughter is 10. Both screens remain black, are fully charged and green light stays on for more than 4 minutes.

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SOURCE: DS Lite: Green light, touch screen flashes white and turns off problem.

i had the exact same problem, i just fixed it a minute ago by pushing the ribbon cable in farther. make sure you push on both sides of it with your fingernails until it goes all the way in then latch it down.

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my son ds the power light comes on but both off the screens are dark and i dont know what happen

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SOURCE: ds lite green power on, screens black

Sounds like the processor has gone on the mainboard.
Using r4 or similar card? if so these burn out the board sometimes.

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