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DS Lite Charging Light does not come on when plugged in

When I went to charge my DS, plugged the cord into my system and the wall, the orange light came on for a part of a second and then went off. No charging takes place when it is plugged in. I have tried multiple outlets and nothing seems to change the problem. What could I do other than trying a different charging unit?


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This happens when the F2 fuse is blown if it is under warranty send it in if not its around 75 dollars or try to fix it your self if your good a soldering just google nds lite f2 fuse fix

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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It is likely fully charged.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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Did you try getting a new official nintendo battery?

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