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No power charge light comes on when we plug in..but no power at all..will not turn on...what do we do with this Nintendo DS Lite

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  • Mark Evans
    Mark Evans Nov 12, 2007

    Same problem. Charge lite comes on for few seconds after plugging in charger then goes off. No power at all!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    exactly the same

  • oogieman75 Nov 13, 2007

    Same, bought a new battery and charger from


    Power Gaming Parts
    and it still still doesn't work

  • L1Cupid Nov 16, 2007

    same here see my other post

  • rayshawn Nov 16, 2007

    i got water in my ds and the light comes on but the problem is that it wont stay on

  • merson_1 Nov 18, 2007

    All of a sudden, without any warning or indication of impending problem, the unit will not power on. The charge light will come on but, after unplugged (or when it is plugged in) the unit will not turn on. I have not disassembled the unit at all except to take the battery out and reinstall it.

    Any one have a clue as to what happened? I don't want to buy a battery if I don't have to.

  • darkwarrior Dec 08, 2007

    yea, i kinda dropped it,didnt work so i charged it, charges but still got no power

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    We tryed rearanging all the plugs.

  • kulanda234 Dec 09, 2007

    My nintendo ds lite dose not charge. And it's new. What should I do?

  • U_C_C_CP Dec 09, 2007

    ok my DS lites power lite comes on and stays on and its new but the screen stays black wat can i do

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    one day of use then no power,won't work on mains or battery.Followed troublwshooting tips in instruction book - no use.

  • tanksworth Jan 22, 2008

    my Ds lite says that it is on the power button is still n but the screens will not turn on

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    My nintendo ds power lite goes on green fully charged yet the screen remains black. I've let it sit on for an hour and still nothing. I even took the battery out and it seemed fine. What should I do?

  • big jiz May 05, 2008

    the green light only comes on when charging but when tried to turn on nothing happens, not even the light goes green red or orange. it may work once every month or two but wyhen switched off it wont turn back on.

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    charger light comes on when charging, but no power??

  • tooties Sep 03, 2008

    the ds has been charged, the charge lite comes on and when you turn it on the green lite comes on but there is nothing on the screen.

  • mindiawl Jan 24, 2009

    Hi, please can somebody help, i have just changed the touch screen on my sons ds lite, now when we try to switch it on the green light comes on for 2 seconds then the top screen flashes once then the whole thing switches off. Help he is very upset. Thanks in advance. Meurig.

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Ok speaking unnoficially, this is usually a symptom after a screen has been replaced, cheap replacement screens do not have the thin layer of foam backing and are of metal construct.

the metal of rear of the screen shorts out contacts on the mini-board behind it (mini motherboard) and unfortunately being as I have never been able to find or figure a solution for this issue I can only assume that the mini-board is fried.

If you have a tri-wing screwdriver you can quite easily take apart your DS Lite and see if it is a replacement screen (if there is a foam type backing on the back of the touch screen it is original)

*** IT IS ONLY EASY IF YOU FOLLOW A GOOD GUIDE ***

you can access the back of the screen without taking off the ribbon cables (which is where it would get hard) but you dont have to do that just to look for originality.

It is a big bug-bear with me as the suppliers of these generic screens supply instructions for fitting which do NOT mention that you must back the new screen with a non conductive material.

Hope this can help someone to diagnose or find a fix for this issue, I have given up on 2 units due to this error so looking for a cheap fix myself.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

  • L1Cupid Dec 07, 2007

    UPDATE (for those still struggling / given up)



    Both DS Lite's are now in full working order



    After replacing the screens on my units and they had the above symptom, I did a little research and a lot of poking around.



    As I suspected, the new screens had indeed shorted out the mini-board on both units (They really should put it in the instructions to back them).



    The bad news is, its a pain in the butt, the good news is, if you do a little digging on google and have a steady hand and a micro-soldering iron, you can replace the mini-board fuses for mere pennies and get your units working again.



    ANYONE who has these symptom that the unit will not power on, but get a light on for 1 second upon plugging the charger in should open the unit and see if the lower touch screen is backed or metal lined. If it is metal lined it is a replacement screen and chances are that it has blown your fuses.



    Good Luck all



    L1Cupid

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I too replaced my bottom LCD with an aftermarket part and blew the fuses. I followed L1Cupids's advice and fixed mine. You have to solder F1 & F2 fuses. The insructions from the internet say to bridge the fuse with a wire. Well, it is only a 1/16 of an inch...I found this to be impossible. I just bridged the fuse with the solder iteself. If you need the instructions look here:
http://m3wiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_DS_Lite_:_Repair_a_broken_console_(blown_fuse)

~Julie

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Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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F2 is the most likely fuse to fail. This is the one that is between the battery and the main circuit and protects the electronics.

I wouldn't recommend shorting out the fuse, but replacing it with one from Littelfuse. Their PN is 0434.500 and can be purchased at Mouser Electronics.

It is a 0.5A, 32VDC fuse in a 0603 surface mount package.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

I tried to replace the bottom screen. I bought the screen on Ebay, and there was no foam padding. When I put it back together, the fuse blew. After bridging the 2 fuses, I notice after connecting the battery and turning it on, the green light came on, and when i plugged in the charger, the orange light came on. Bridging the fuses work but you must know how to do it otherwise you may burn the motherboard. After assembling the DS Lite back together, the charger worked but it wont turn on, and thats when i found this page. I replaced the original touch screen in and it worked because it had the foam padding. As soon as the fuses are bridged, you wont have to worry about blowing out the fuse again. Replacing the screens are possible, but like L1Cpid states, make sure there is no metal touching the circuits otherwise even after bridging the fuses, it still wont turn on. One final tip is to make sure everything is connected properly before assembling the DS back together.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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When you boot the Nintendo DS you can change the illumination settings in the main menu.
One the main menu, you will find a sunny symbol in the lower left corner of the screen. Click on that and you should be able to change the level of illumination. If you are also wondering if you can change the brightness during game play, you can't. Games such as Mario 64 DS come with support for brightness change but otherwise you have to do it before game play.

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you have to buy a new battery

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Battery problem
take out the battery of the ds and then clans it with a wet nap if it still does not work call nintendo they'll repair it for 13.99

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