Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
Hi, My son's DS won't turn on. The green light comes on... the screen flashes white for a split second... then it shuts off. I don't think it's the battery because the light flashes green. It was working just fine one minute then it wouldn't turn on again. We've had it for about 13 months and it's always worked properly. All the parts are original. Any ideas of what could be wrong or how I could fix it? Thanks.
Ve you dropped it a few times or spilled water on it, if you have then thats the problem i sugeest that you try and get it fixed or if a friend whos an expert on this stuff
Hope this helps!!
p.s shake it if you hear a rattling noise then thats causing the problem
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
The issue I had was that I had replaced the top screen. When i subsequently put the DS back together when I switched on I got a green LED for 1/2 second then the lower screen flashed and turned off. Even holding the button on wouldn't make it stay on.
The issue was caused by not connecting the top screen properly into the lower circuit board. I tried 5 times to get it right but you must make sure it is square and inserted into the connector as far as possible. There should be a millimetre or less between the connector and the ribbon wire shoulders. Have faith I been trying to get my sons DS working for 7 Months and as I a have sais tried fitting the ribbon 5 times. Oh for small hands.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Check the flex connector joining the bottom half of the case to the top half. Also, when working on things like these, take precautions against static, such as an earthing wristband (cheap and easily obtained) or just earthing yourself to something earthed in your home (not a socket - play it safe! Think radiator pipe, etc.). Check all connectors, they'r easily displaced and can seem like they're fully home when they're not.
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
I had the same problem with two ds's that are lites by the way one had the top screen kinda broken off and the other just turned off on its own and somtimes wouldnt wanna turn on because it kept turning on with a green light and for a split second it would turn off with a white flash its because the top screen or somtimes the bottem arent connect to the ds right. if the top screen isnt connect at all the ds wont turn of but im guessing it loose so it just needs to be readjusted the way to fix it is to either send it to nintendo if its under warranty or fix it like i did on ebay it was $39.98 (included shipping) for the first problem and they add money if there are other things wrong like you need a new button or bottom screen just look at this ad and call them. they will tell you whats wrong with it when you mention the symptoms
or search this on ebay and it should be the first link good luck:)
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009
In my case Nintendo we able to confirm that this was a problem with the LCD and they have repaired my DS (free of charge, even free shipping to/from Nintendo repairs workshop, as my DS was still under warranty at the time). A new battery wasn't the problem for me (I know because my DS still has the same battery it had when I sent to Nintendo) - it was the LCD
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
A quick fix that worked for me is just to open the ds as wide as it can (but dont force it to much) and it turns on and stays on long enough to save some money for the repair
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
If the green lite is still on when u think its off, the lcd screens may be broken
Posted on Dec 11, 2007
Check the f1 and f2 fuses. they are located one by the power plug and the other right next to the large card slot. use a multi meter. is no conenuity then replace fuse or juse solder over the top of the fuses. it will prob. work.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
Chances are that is either the f1 or f2 fuses located on the motherboard you can get a step by step guide on how to repair these on you tube
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
My daughter's was doing the same thing. I swapped out the battery with a new one and it worked. I believe the DS has lost its ability to charge. I'm looking at buying an external charger.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
My d s wont turn on but the orange light comes on and its meant to b red
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Usually that means that the screen is not making a good connection. i recently replaced a lcd botttom screen on the ds lite and it would do that but once i connected it in it works fine.
sometimes it is the battery but to find out you have to open the ds lite. also if you dont have the tri wing screwdriver i dont recommend you open it. you need this screwdriver so that you dont strip the screw head
Posted on May 21, 2009
OK i'm tired of my ds not working!!!!!!!!!! i would plug it in then in a few minutes the green/red light would turn off and i returned it twice. what do you think it is? what shall i do?
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
WELL, DUH, OUR POWER CORD FIT VERY SNUGGLY BOTH WAYS. UPSIDE DOWN WOULD EMINATE THE RED LIGHT...NOT UNTIL WE CHECKED OUT ANOTHER SITE THAT HAD A LOT OF FOLKS DOING THE SAME THING. CHECK THE WAY YOU ARE PUTTING IN THE CORD-WORKED LIKE MAGIC FOR U. WE ARE UP AND PLAYING LEGO'S BATMAN AND KUNG FU PANDA. HEY! HE IS 4, CUT HIM A BREAK.....HOPE IT HELPS SOMEONE.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
The sound is not working
Posted on May 23, 2010
I had the same problem after i change the top screen.And its was the cable from the upper screen it was a littel lose .must push it in a little bit. (not so easy when you have big viking hands like me)Then after that its worked perfectly. Be carefull its very fragille. I destoyed one screen by pulling it to hard.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009
What the hel is pokemon DARKRAI what the hell are u some kid or something
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on
My kids did the same thing. What I did to get it to work was to push back on the top and hold it turn it on. If it comes on then turns off after you let it go get 2 rubber bands and put the 1st. one on the top left down to the bottom right. The 2nd. one goes from the top right right to the bottom left. Then keep turning it on while moving the top to find the sweet spot.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
SOURCE: Blurry screen - Nintendo DS Lite
It sounds like the DS is nearing the end of its life - They are very delicate systems, If it is under warranty I recommend immediately returning it for a new one but as it is most likely.
I have however read the Li-ion battery is generally the hardware that dies first.
Plug it into the wall, does it become clearer?
I am sorry to say there is not alot I can do hardware wise with a DS as they are very precise and delicate to handle hence I have not had the opportunity to open one. Warranty seems your only option if keeping it on the charger does not alleviate the issue.
Hope this was of some help.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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