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Won't power up-flash of light on bottom screen then nothing

My son's DS started acting up yesterday. When you try to turn on the power, a bright white light flashes across the bottom screen only & then there is nothing. We replaced the battery & charged it all night, but it is still doing the same thing. He is very upset. Any help you could give would be most appreciated! Thanks.

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Re: Won't power up-flash of light on bottom screen then...

If yr DS is less than one year old, call nintendo and ask for an advanced replacement.... they are good about it and will explain the whole process to you....the number is 1.800.255.3700.... i think it is option three for DS problems, then zero, and the will set it up.... ive had it done like three times....

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