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Ds lite i've just replaced the shell on my ds lite but now it does not switch on.The grenn light comes on for a couple of seconds then justs goes off.Both screens stay blank except for a white flash on top screen when green light goes off.What can i do to solve this problem and get the console working?Any help would be great.

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  • stripwax Dec 16, 2007

    I have *exactly* the same problem (although in my case the brief white flash occurs on the bottom screen rather than the top screen)

    I have not initiated any repairs, my DS just started doing this yesterday. It's possible that some liquid has spilled onto my DS so following the troubleshooting guide I've removed the battery and left it in case it needs drying out, then I will test again.

    Since the unit is under warranty still (..just!) is it worth trying to troubleshoot + fix myself or just send away for repairs?

  • hogdrvr Mar 13, 2008

    I have the same issue as the second person. DS got wet and now on power up, the green led stays on for a second or two and the bottom screen flashes on then the thing shuts off. I allowed it to dry out for a few days, however there is still some water between the layers of the bottom touch screen. Maybe this is shorting it out on power up. I'll wait till it is completely dry and let you know if there is any change.




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Check that the ribbon cable for the top screen has not come out, it needs to be fully inserted for both screens to work

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Looks like you left a loose wire or flexible ribbon cable, open the unit again and be sure the cables are well locked into the connectors, be sure the flexibles are in good conditions and over all check the screens or other metallic parts not to cause a short circuit.

Some metallic parts have electric tape isolations to avoid them to touch the circuit board and fry the DS for example when you press a button amd make pressure over the parts.

Good Luck...

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