Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
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
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:
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
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
I had the same thing happen to my ds lite, and I only had it for 8 months. I thought it was the battery so i went to change it and the battery melted away so i pulled out the melted rubber/plastic. i put in a new battery and cleaned it and eveything but the orange light just stayed on a little longer. it still wouldnt turn on though. i mailed my ds in to nintendo and it was good as new with a new battery in 2 weeks. I got it back 2 days before i got gh-on tour.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
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
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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