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Sounds like a ribbon cable to the top screen maybe damaged. Upon startup, the ds does a systems check, any kind of failure e.g. a ribbon cable or a faulty screen would cause the console to shut down again. Presuming everything else works charging etc this is most likely to be the problem.
Look at the venting grills on the back to see if you see any white lights inside the TV whenthe picture goes out, if no light at all, then the backlight inverter board may be going bad when it heats up, or it can be the power supply that supplys the power to the inverter board is bad. Take a look at the power supply to see if it has any bad capacitors, that is the easiest thing to do. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
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Check your batteries and if that is not the problem, you have nothing to lose take off the back and see if the wire or some debris is obvious. If not your camera is just a parts camera then. Let me know how it goes