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Dropped Nintendo DS Lite

My daughter dropped her Ninteno DS Lite and it will no longer turn on, but it DOES look like it's charging when she plugged it in. There does not appear to be any external damage, but - and I know this seems like a dumb thing to do- when she shakes it a bit, there's definately something loose rolling around. What do you think the chances are of us being able to get it repaired? Any ideas on what could be the problem?

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  • youngself-12 Dec 10, 2007

    i dropped my nintendo ds and first the top screen started to act up and now it wont turn on at all i thought the battery was low so i put it in charge and after a few seconds the charging light turns off and it still wouldnt work

  • moniqwil Dec 25, 2007

    My daughter dropped her Nintendo DS lite. It appears to charge but does not power on. There is a rattling sound within the case. We purchased this from Wal-Mart in August. We were told we could not purchase insurance because it was a small personal electronic. I just purchased several games for her this Christmas and I would like to see her enjoy it. I cannot afford to buy a new one right now so any assistance in getting it fixed or how to's would be really helpful. Thanks and happy holidays.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    i dropped it an it wont turn on but when i plug it in the red light shows up. when i shake it it sounds like somehting is rolling around in there

  • kmctiernan Feb 10, 2008

    My son dropped his DS Lite.... It does not turn on but has a little rattle inside.

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    grrrrr my mom dropped mine. im mad because it wont work now. im trying to fix it but it looks like she'll be buyin' me a new one.

  • Voenie Apr 11, 2008

    This little girl where i babysit every week had a nds and a little sister. Not a good combination, so one day the sister dropped it.
    Now the light goes on when charging, but when trying to turn it on nothing happens.
    I also hear the rolling sound, but i have a ds myself and it has the same ratteling sound! Nothing to worry. I'm not shure but i think its the volume button. No need to worry about the sound when shaking!

  • 3o23 Jun 24, 2008

    dropped ds light now wont power up



  • mills1777 Jul 26, 2008

    My Son dropped his Ninteno DS Lite and it will no longer turn on, but it DOES look like it's charging when he plugs it in. Can this be fixed or am he SOL.

  • mommy2jaydan Jul 27, 2008

    When i try to turn it on after charging it goes on then right away goes off

  • ereee2 Aug 08, 2008

    My sister dropped and it will not turn on even though something is rattling

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    christmas day my daughter opens her ds lite. An hour later she's playing pokemon and wants to show me the new pokemon she has captured and in a quick motion to show me she drops it. Now the screens won't turn on. Do I need to sauter it or can the lose chip just be pushed back into place?

  • jay123455 Jan 03, 2009

    I dropped my DS Lite onto the floor and after I picked it up it would not turn on. Something is rattaling inside of it, so my Dad tried to open it up, but he hasn't got the right screwdriver. I charged it up to see if that was the problem, the green light came on, but it would still not turn on. Help me please. x

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • notknown Mar 10, 2009

    I Dropped my ds on the floor my mistake the 1st time and it was okay. Then when i was playing it my little sis knocked it out of my hands and it fell on the floor the second time. After the second drop it wont turn on and i also shoke it and heard the rattleing sound can someone help me? i got the ds from my bro as a present and i only had it for 2 months. please HELp me

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Yes, My ds dropped on the ground, And there's a rattling noise too.
    And now It won't turn on!
    I've looked all over the internet for tutorials how to fix it.
    But no luck. If anyone does find a website could they please add it to this fourm?


  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. When i connect my ds to powere it charges, the orange light appearing. But when i try to turn it on nothing happens. I also hear the sound inside when i shake it!

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This part probably broke off.
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After my daughter dropped her DS-Lite and would not turn on, we could hear something was loose inside. I ordered a tri-wing screwdriver from play-asia.com so I could open up the case. I followed youtube instructions on how to get the case open, and expose the motherboard. I did not have to completely disassemble it. A tiny, loose black cube fell out. I studied the motherboard carefully to see exactly where the missing piece had broken off from. Then my husband soldered the cube back into its place. It worked. We were glad not to have to spend a lot of money on this repair.

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  • W205 Apr 26, 2011

    how did exactly broke
    i mean was it soldered(the cube) on themotherbord before
    and does the cube have poles (+ -)
    Thank you

  • sewnagain Apr 28, 2011

    Can't recall if there were polarity markings. It was a capacitor and it was evident which orientation it was amounted from the solder indentations on the motherboard.

  • chrisorb Aug 13, 2011

    Hi, my daughter dropped her DS Lite. I followed the you-tube instructions to open it up. Using the information already posted , found the 'little black cube' it sits on the motherboard by the on / off sliding switch. I checked the orientation by checking against my son's DS and soldered it back on which is extremely fiddley. You will also need a soldering iron suitable for electronic work and don't overheat the circuit board.

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I called the Nintendo help line 1-800-255-1700. Because we've owned the system for less than a year, they offered to fix it for $57.50, with shipping. We're going to try the screwdriver from the previously posted website, and do it ourselves, but then if that doesn't work we'll be sending it on in.

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Wow, can't believe it! Bought the special tool from a Hong Kong company online for 86 cents with free shipping. Took a week to show up. Bought a soldering iron for $4.99, solder for $4.99. opened it up, soldered the little black box to the power nodes like the picture above.......FIXED! I've got one happy 9 year old and an even happier 5 year old who didn't have to pony up $145 from her savings to replace what she dropped and broke. The kids think I'm Superman!

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Look at the best solution and solution #5. I followed their recommendation and it was fixed in less than 40 minutes. The black square they call it is a inductor with reference name of L2 on the circuit board next to the power-on switch. It is part of its power circuitry and when is disconnected there will be no power to turn on the DS.

Thanks for everyone help.

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Shake it wait an hour and it turns on

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Your Daughter Dropped Her DS Lite And Iw Is Unable To Turn On Buy A New One Or Ship It To Nintendo Or Call 1-800-255-3700 And Tell Them Your Daughter Dropped Her DS On The Ground

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I have the exact same problem for every1 wut the heck is going on i need som1 to figure this out ill try my best too

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