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  • nev g Aug 01, 2008

    how do you disconnect the wire at the hinge

    thanks neville



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Hi. Same thing happened to me. Stay on this website and search for "Nintendo DS Power On Fault".

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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The battery may have run out, use the charger that comes with the console.

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Hmm, when you removed the top screen's flex cable, were you very gentle indeed? It could have been torn when pushing it through the metal barrel in the hinge and working it into place through the slot in the case. Otherwise it may just not be pushed fully home into its connector socket.

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