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My ds lite wont power on how can i fix it?

My ds lite wont power on the light just flash's for 2 seconds then goes off how can i fix it?

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One of you're screens is broken or the F2 fuse has blown.

Check youtube for a video on "how to check my DS lite F2 fuses" there are several available that give step by step guidance on how to do this.

Having checked these (and replaced blown ones) and you're screens are still not working then it is a screen that has blown.

If the bottom screen flashes for a split second when you turn it on then it is you're TOP screen that has blown and needs to be replaced. If it doen't flash then it is you're bottom screen that is broken and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009


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If you have a warranty then send it off to them for a repair (although chances are there will be a fee due to most warranties not covering liquid damage).

Failing that you can send it to a local repair service... there are many good ones avaliable on ebay.

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