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No power I found a penny stuck where the game go in my original DS. It no longer turns on. When I plug it in to charge it, the green light doen not go one. It only makes a very faint sound for a half a second.

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  • buddingarts Dec 07, 2007

    might someone know how to fix it? what part to replace?

  • buddingarts Dec 09, 2007

    Thanks guys. I'll let you know what happens. Either way, keep the suggestions coming. Nintendo wants 75.00 to fix it(more then 1/2 the original cost) so if this can help others too, that would be great.

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I don't know if your problem is a broken fuse...Sounds like it. Anyway, here are the instructons to repair the broken fuse:
http://m3wiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_DS_Lite_:_Repair_a_broken_console_(blown_fuse)

I could not get the wire to work. The fuses are only about a 1/16 of an inch long. I just bridged the fuse with the solder itself.
Here is a pic of the board:

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Unfortunately it sounds like something shorted when the penny got stuck in there. I would either send it in for warranty repair or take it to a shop.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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    Trevor Talbert Dec 07, 2007

    There is really only one main board inside of the DS. The short is probably there, although I would test it with a multimeter to be sure.

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