I got a nintendo ds lite a few weeks ago from my friend, she said it is was not misused and it looks perfect but.. it will not charge and the orange light will only come on for a few seconds then shuts off. It will not work plugged in or un plugged. I tried to use a different outlet and charger the same thing occured! i dont have a warranty, and i just want to try to fix it? how should i do it myself?
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There are two issues that may be causing this problem for you, one being that the charging circuit is damaged.
The more likely cause of the problem is the battery itself. When a DS is left unused for a length of time with the battery at a very low charge there is still a draw in the battery even though it is turned off. What happens is the polarity of the battery reverses once the charge reaches a certain point of degradation.
The easy fix for this is to replace the battery. You can find replacement batteries online and at your local game stores.
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Try another charger, yours may be faulty. Alternatively,the battery may need replacing as it is no longer holding charge, these can be obtained very inexpensively from Ebay and you will just need a small cross head screwdriver to remove the cover on the back of the DS lite, then tap the unit in your hand to dislodge and remove the battery.
It could mean that the Motherboard (Main Circuit) could be damaged or could be a fuse problem as you may have said. Although it actually might be the battery, there's one way to find out, if your friend has a DS Lite, ask them if you could borrow your battery for 2 seconds and put their battery in yours to see if it is the battery, if the same thing happens, its the Motherboard (Main Circuit)
This is a design flaw!! Apparently if the DS Lite has been dropped, this damages the charging mechanism. This can only be repaired by Nintendo. However, even when you get the DS Lite back, there is no guarantee that the DS Lite will work for more than 2 weeks to a month, as this has been with my case. You may want to look into purchasing the DSi, as I have not found this to be a common problem with these new game systems (but, do your own research). Don't bother buying a new battery. It won't help!
the DS might be wrong try charging it overnight if this dose not work than the battery pack in your ds is spoiled this happens over time wile you have your ds if charging dose not work go to a game stop and have them change the battery pack. Hope this helps!