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Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on

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.

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  • sortitoutdad Dec 11, 2007

    exactly the same problem as jadiebears the green light comes on ,screen flashes white for a split second then everything shuts down and the green light goes off.tried recharging, yellow charge light comes on for a bit then turns green.will try and borrow another batt to make sure it's not that.

  • jleigh Dec 14, 2007

    Same behavior here. My son dropped his DS Lite, and cracked the hinge on the power light side. I got a replacement case and did the install, and now the upper screen will flash white once, then goes off.

    Argh.


  • jleigh Dec 14, 2007

    Thanks, Gimpoid! What specifically should I check for in the flex connector?

    when I was working on the game I noticed that the cable that feeds through the hinge had gotten mangled a bit in the initial fall-- there was a light crease across it when I first opened the case. I didn't help matters fighting it through the bleeping cylinder. My guess is that's the faulty component-- would that make sense? Can I get a new ribbon connector, or do I need a whole new screen?

    I bought the poor boy a replacement DS for Chanukah, so at this point I'm just tweaking. It would be fun to have a second unit in the house, though. :-)

  • stripwax Dec 16, 2007

    Same for me. The console hasn't been dropped, could the cable have popped out of place all on its own? Should I try opening the DS myself to investigate or see what Nintendo think?

  • nosty123 Dec 24, 2007

    my DS does the same thing. i haven't messed around with it at all. I think its because my sister screwed it up. she always throws it!(she's 13)

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    my ds does the same thing the bottom part flashes and the top part doesnt even turn on!!!!!!!!! then turns off.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    I turn on my D.S light and it shuts back of in 2 seconds the light was on green when I shut it on.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    my promlem is the smae bt i dont want to wast ony on it

  • Chris Valentino May 18, 2008

    My DS won't turn on. The orange comes on but after its done charging it doesn't turn on

  • snot rocket May 31, 2008

    hey i was playing my ds lite and i looked away for 2 seconds and then it was off. The charge light is the only thing thaty turns on but only for two seconds. Got any answers.

  • snot rocket May 31, 2008

    i was playing my ds and i looked away for a second then it was off. the only thing that turns on is the charger light but only for 2 seconds. help me

  • oklavenez Jun 03, 2008

    My son' s DS case were broken so I decided to replace the shell. I opened with the right tools and it was my second one but apparently something happened to it because after that (it was working fine before but broken) when you try to turn the DS on, the green light turns on for a moment, the screen flash for a second and then the whole thing turn off.

    Do you think that the cause could be the ribbon cable or probably some of the fuses?

    Appreciate your help because my son is driving me krazy.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    I have the same issue...

  • judgeob Jun 04, 2008

    green light comes on top screen flashes white then shuts down. new top screen fitted and battery..

  • goldlush1017 Jun 29, 2008

    My DS won't charge properly, it has been charging for days, the light stays orange for awhile and then goes off and the DS will not power on.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    My DS Lite Will turn on and the light id green but then it just flashes once white.

  • kelli Aug 15, 2008

    my ds, it was working perfectly fine then the next day i tried turning it on and it wouldnt, so i tried charging it and the orange light flashes and goes off, so i kept it charging for 24 houyrs and it still will not turn on, even the light to tell u its charging wount.

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    Ds Lite was working this morning, try to turn it on but not working and then try to charge the red and orange come on the turn off after a few seconds.any ideas

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Ok. My Nintendo DS won't turn on. I'll just flip the on switch and the touch screen flashes white and then it turns off. Also, if I shut my DS while playing, it won't go into sleep mode, it shuts off. I get really angry. I feel your pain jadiebear.

  • catkidtj Oct 19, 2008

    when i put the charger in the red light comes on a plit second. when i turn the power on nothing happens no green light turn on. its not the battery i tride that.but when i shake it something rattles.

  • jf144 Oct 26, 2008

    You know i have the same problem. ive had my NDSLite for 1 year and a half now and worked fine a couple hours ago. ive been charging it for about 12 hours and when i press the power button it wont turn on at all.

  • geminipearl1 Nov 27, 2008

    it's the exact same problem as described already. it's been working fine for almost a year, then last night it became a bit blurred, and today it just flashes and goes off again.

  • richdimonds Nov 29, 2008

    I had my ds for a year now it was working fine but when i tried playing it it would not turn on

  • mr kyo Dec 15, 2008

    i have the exact same problem, what kind of crappy product is nintendo selling us here, i think we should sue, okay jk but this is very frustrating because many people are having the same problem and nintendo needs to do something about this. Maybe it's a scam so the we can spend more money on their products trying to fix it...its just a thought.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    i have the same problem i went to turn my nintendo ds on but nothing happens. At first i thought it was because the battery had gone so i put it on charge and the button went orange. I left it for about an hour then i went to turn it on and i didn't work.

  • 3860y Dec 17, 2008

    the nintendo light goes on and right away turns off.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    My Ds Lite won't turn on or charge. Please... HELP!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I had a similar issue, mine is 2 days old and my wife was playing it and let it die during a game, I called Nintendo and they told me to charge it for 3 hours to get full charge, but nothing happend it just has a orange light, the goes off after an hour. I tried taking the battery out and letting it drain. Nothing, sending it back to Nintendo to get fixed.

  • Luis 13 Jan 02, 2009

    me too but my Ds is is like one side is broken but it still worked fine than one day it didnt

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Im having the same problem right now,
    except i dropped mine...
    lol


  • zer0wnage Jan 13, 2009

    Lol. I dropped mine twice, and when i shake it, i hear loose stuff in the back moving around.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    my ds charges and shows the orange light but when i try to turn it on it does not

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    um it is the same thing but ive had mine 4 months

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    ds lite won't turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    kkkkk

  • hannahsarah Mar 22, 2009

    i put in a code for pokemon diamond for 999 master balls and i think that code broke it. i need help ASAP.cause i have darkrai.

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jdw1997 Mar 23, 2009

    i charge my ds and when i try to turn it on it wont i need help please

  • pudding 6 Mar 23, 2009

    wont power up after switching on green light comes on then nothing

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    DS wont turn on. When charging the orange light comes on for a short while then turns off. Try to ponothing.wer up, nothing. No lights,

  • lukedecarlo Apr 13, 2009

    wel yo homs im a gangsta strate up g home dog fuka

  • number1wr Apr 15, 2009

    my ds lite is not working when it should it came a part once and my dad fixed it.It hapened again and my dad tryed to fix it and it wouldn't work how doI fix it?

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    My ds power switch broke off so i have to turn it on with a paperclip but the only time it actualy goes on is either when i bend back the top screen or when it is closed.
    When it goes on it is all black then there is a flash of white and it goes off.
    i charged it overnight and it wont work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    HEEEEEEEELP!!!


  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    i have a DS Lite and it won't turn on the green light goes on for about 2 seconds and turns off i had the DS for about 13-14 months. What Do I Do?

  • RyanTCal May 02, 2009

    my ds wont let me push the next button but it will let me push the back button. what should I do????????


    PLAESE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. I bought a new battery for it and everything nothing works! It is really annoying, because i got abunch of games that i really want to play!


  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Wont turn on

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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

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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

  • spongebob352 Nov 30, 2010

    mine does the same thing what should i do

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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.

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  • Gimpoid Dec 15, 2007

    The cable is probably damaged - it causes this fault. Unfortunately you'll need a new screen (eBay) but when fitting, be extremely careful, it's so thin and fragile it gets easily torn. The metal collar is a menace, but there is a way to get the cable hrough gently. Make sure the large end with the contacts goes through the slot cut out for it, then very gently pull through while feeding the rolled up flex through the cylinder.

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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

http://cgi.ebay.com/REPAIR-SERVICE-FIX-BROKEN-NINTENDO-DS-LITE-NDSL-PSP_W0QQitemZ170291820113QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games?hash=item170291820113&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

or search this on ebay and it should be the first link good luck:)

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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

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My little sister had the same problem but then out of desperation as soon as i turned it on i pressed both the arrows and the control buttons in a circle idk but it worked

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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

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If the green lite is still on when u think its off, the lcd screens may be broken

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Just send me your ds and I will get it going again
ninja_freak318@hotmail.com
and if your tired of fooling with it I'll buy it from you

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • spongebob352 Nov 30, 2010

    how would u fix it

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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.

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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

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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.

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My d s wont turn on but the orange light comes on and its meant to b red

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My ds wont turn on,and this has happened before.i have had my ds lite for 4 years! PLEASE HEEEEEEEEEEELLLPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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

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I repair all game consoles contact me for more info
martinoconnor89@googlemail.com

Posted on May 02, 2010

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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?

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Had the same problem after replacing motherboard. Redid the top LCD connection (took awhile to really get it in there). Now works fine. So glad I found the solution here; I was losing my mind! Thank God for the Internet!

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • spongebob352 Nov 30, 2010

    where did u find it

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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.

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    BY THE WAY, OURS RATTLES A BIT, BUT WORKS FINE.

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My Screen is broke but get a new battery and it works like a cham!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Jun 23, 2011

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When I turn on my DS the green light turns on then the touch green flashes and turns of

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • spongebob352 Nov 30, 2010

    same here and i called and they said it would cost $85.00 plus tax its a rip off you can buy one for almost that much what do i do

  • Yoshi714 Dec 08, 2010

    yeah spongebob i called them too -__- that's a real big rip off.. i was wondering if i could do something to fix it myself because that's better than nothing. any ideas? D: i heard a lot of stuff about LCDs and what not but im the type of person that would need step by step instructions xD any ideas?

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The sound is not working

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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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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.

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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.

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