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Nintendo DS Power problem powers on but goes straight off

Have just replaced broken Hinge case and screen cable, put it back together, Nintendo DS Power problem powers on but goes straight off

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  • youngxrose Dec 30, 2008

    My son's DS has the same problem. it charges and when we turn it on, it turns off right away. i went to and it says $75 to get it fixed.



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You may have not put a connector back on properly....

Go there and read it through - there are also other walk-throughs for repairs on this site that are very thorough.

Best of luck

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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Ds sucks go get a psp then i will talk to you

-Psp master

Posted on Dec 24, 2007


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