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My ds lite its doesnt power up...

Only what happends is make a white flash and turns off again

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Re: my ds lite its doesnt power up...

I had the same problem with my son's DS Lite, after replacing a broken shell with a Ghost shell.

A lot of the solutions for this problem indicate a blown fuse. Before assuming it's the fuse, check the fuses with a multimeter. In my case, both F1 and F2 were fine.

I finally tracked it down to the cable for the upper display not being fully seated into the connector. It's tough to get in all the way, but the little tabs on either side of the ribbon cable should be up against the white part of the connector. If they're not, you haven't inserted it all the way, and your DS Lite will power on for a couple seconds, the bottom screen will flash, and then it will shut off.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

Re: my ds lite its doesnt power up...

Bummer. Sorry to hear this. Your console is broken and needs to be repaired. Contact Nintendo and arrange to have it repaired (or replaced if under warranty.)

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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