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Nintendo Ds wont power up.

Hey i've had my ds since 2005 and had no problems with it i flashed the o/s about 18 months ago so i did not have to use passme, today i was playing portrait of ruin saved switched it off and now when i turn the console back on the green power light comes on but both screens are blank, I called nintendo they want £40 to repair it, ive just lost my job though and cant afford it does any one know how i can repair it my self.

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Re: Nintendo Ds wont power up.

Buy an lcd vable of ebay for 10.00 and fix it yourself

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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Re: Nintendo Ds wont power up.

Hi Andrew,

Unfortunately, to repair it yourself the cost would be close to the same for the part (system board) that you need.

I would save yourself the headache, save up some cash, and send it in. You may try some other repair shops in your area. You may be able to save quite a bit of money.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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