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Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on.

I accidentally dropped my DS on the floor and now it won't turn on.  It charges fine but nothing happens when turned on.  Anything I can do?  Thanks.

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  • Andason Dec 29, 2007

    Hey I got the same problem my DS would shut down at a specific game part and then I dropped it on the the floor like you did then it's exactly like you said. I got a new one and giving the broken one to my sister but I desparatly want it fixed so we can play together!

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    i have the same prblm,. its charged, but the tch screen turns on for like a second, then turns off. Wat should i do?

  • kahlia103 Jan 26, 2008

    I put a game in my ds but I didn't know it was on untill I opened it, then I turned it off strait away then I tryed to turn it back on but it wouldn't turn back on.

    Its charging perfectly but it just wont turn on

  • Luke Holiday Jan 27, 2008

    I also had a problem, i was playing it one moment, put it on the floor to charge for 5 minutes, i came back to play pokemon diamond and it was fine, i played diamond for 1 minute tried to turn it off, but the on/off swich moved but wouldnt turn off or on and didnt flick back. I think theres some sort of spring missing that opperates the nintendo DS lite.



    Thanks :)

    P.S. ( I had to wait for it to go run out of battery for it to turn off.)

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    lite charges but wont turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    My 1 and a half year old brother had dropped my 8 year old brother's DS and now it won't turn on. This has happened before and we had to send it in for repairs. But last time it didn't charge at all and this time it will. He doesn't wanna send it back in because my parents say they won't do it but wtvr. Why do the DS lite's only have a problem with it?

  • lil brain Mar 06, 2008

    My little sister which is 5 years old has a ds and it charges fine but it will not turn on. It was working fine this morning but now she came homwe and charged it but it wont turn on and its fully charged. what can i do she is like freaking out? I have tookin the battery out and place it back in and it still didnt work, i also took out the game a blow on it and it still wont turn on.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    I tryed shaking and something sounds like it is rattling around inside it.

    Then I tryed taking the battery out but I could not open it.

    That was it. Now I am really board....

  • Chrissyyy Mar 27, 2008

    my nintendo ds wont turn on. when i charge it the orange light turns on proporly but it wont turn on. what should i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    when i put my ds to charge the orange light comes on but my ds wont turn on i dont know why

  • jadahawaii Apr 24, 2008

    My daughter's ds lite seems to have stopped working. She had it charging the other night and now it won't come on at all. The little orange light was on shortly after removing and replacing the battery then went off. She barely got this game 2 months ago and I am very irritated.

  • p-man129 Apr 30, 2008

    It been a longtime playing my nintendo ds but when I go to turn it on it is fully charged and all but all i see is a red lite and first blank screen but it automatically turns off and i always thought that the battery is lose but it appears to be in right.

  • DLM Gir May 04, 2008

    I was playing my DS the other nite,I went on the Diaond GTS and Wifi and it jsut turned of,It charges fine but won't turn on,and the moments it did only like 20 seconds,and I switched my batteries and tested my brothers batteries and my DS still didn't come on...Of course it was in a bag that got soakked with water but before I went onto Wifi it worked like a charm(besides the R button..matter of fact i fixed that button(unjammed it) right before my DS froze)

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  • onceaferg May 07, 2008

    drooped it and now it won't turn on, light comes on to charge but nothing else

  • mhg3355 May 26, 2008

    my ds lite fell and it does not go on but it still recharges

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    nothing turns on on my ds lite

  • Hopewell4 Jun 10, 2008

    My Ds does not turn on ever since my 2 year old brother dropped down the stairs . It charges fine but will not turn on the green light turns on then immediatly turns off help me what should I do .

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    my ds fell on the and now it does'nt work

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    My ds lite wont turn on for some reason and its happening like his ds lite so I dont know what to do!

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    My daughter Ds froze up. She then cut it off when she tried to turn it back on it would not come on. When the charger is inserted it goes from red to no lights!

  • lil_soccergi Jul 10, 2008

    i dont know what happened but i found my ds on the floor in my room with the power indicator LED and rechargeindicator LEd off on the floor it worked for like ten seconds and stopped workin but it still charges

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    the ds dosent turn on













  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    My problem is that,

    The corner of my DS came off (were the Charger lights are) because i Dropped it on the floor, Then i charged it and when I turned it back on it flicked white light for a milly second and then goes straight back off !

    Can you help me ?

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    My ds was dropped and it charges...........but it will NOT turn on!!!!!!! Please help me.

  • icicle0424 Sep 08, 2008

    It seems to charge, when I plug in the charger the orange light comes on. After a certain amount of time the orange light will go off, and if I unplug the charger and plug it back in, the orange light will come on and soon after go off again. So I think the battery is charging just fine, the darn thing just won't come on.



    I haven't dropped it, or got it wet, or anything like that. It worked, then (in the middle of me playing Phantom Hourglass, might I add) it just stopped, and never worked again.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    me toob \For the thrid too last\

  • pianomeg Nov 07, 2008

    I was just playing with my D.S lite and it was fully charged and it automatically turn off and wont turn back on

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Today, I was prepping my Animal Crossing Town for an Wi-fi session with some people off ACC. I was writing on the Bulletin Board and My Ds Automatically shut Down. It charges Fine, but I can't work on it, because that would Just penalyze my Warranty, Should I request a repair from Nintendo, The people who actually MADE it?...Needs Help.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    yeah , i have a ds classic and this mornin i went to play it and it wouldnt turn on so i plugged it in but the charging light just flashes on for a second then dies, luckily my dad is buying me a ds lite

  • Mbaglin979 Dec 27, 2008

    nintendo ds lite is fully charges and does not turn on but of a second and shuts off.

    please help

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Dropped and won't turn on but still charges fine. Can hear a bit of rattling when shaken but not much.

  • Rosalie_Way Dec 28, 2008

    nintendo ds lite is fully charges and does not turn on but of a second and shuts off.
    please help

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    charges fine, but wont turn on, never dropped it, and i dont know if i can call Nintendo for help because i bought it in China (its a 100% real DS lite (not a copy), but i forgot where the shop was!)

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    same.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Son fropped his ds lite and now it won't power on.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    "nintendo ds lite is fully charges and does not turn on but of a second and shuts off.
    please help"


    I TOTALLY AGREE TO THE ABoVE today i was trin cheat codes or i wanted to but it wouldnt work i turned it on it turned green as norman then the screen flashed and my ds turnes off

  • lil_snow_ang Mar 22, 2009

    hi
    my brothers usally play on the ds , but for a while the light is orange and it wont turn on.I don't remember my brothers dropping it and i realy want to know why is so weird .

    if you know how to fix this
    problem please post it on
    fixya -thanks

  • lil_snow_ang Mar 22, 2009

    hi
    im the one who talked about my brothers ds. ive tried everything its useless .my cozin said it was the fuse box if u have the same problum try changeing the fuse box thanks.If you have another soulution please post it on fixya
    -thanks

  • Rocketgirl Mar 24, 2009

    Nintendo DS Lite will not power on. Battery ok. F1 and F2 are ok. Black and white cables correctly connected.

  • beckybouche Mar 24, 2009

    Not sure if my son dropped his ds or what but it charges fine, battery is fine but won't turn on ????

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    dude mine wont turn on at all it charges fine but wont turn on

  • fernymag Apr 20, 2009

    my sons ds lite will not turn on and it is fully charged. it sounds like something inside broke. can it be fixed or do i need to buy a new one?

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    first the r button got stuck then it wouldn't turn on for at least five minutes and now it won't turn on at all

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    my ds fell down and i can't turn it on when i take out the battery and put it in something else it works.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    my top screen is broke in and it won't turn on I starting to charge it how do i fix the top screen?

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    yes i have the same promblem too anybody know how to fix it

  • mylil_angels
    mylil_angels May 20, 2009

    Does anyone have the answer to this? I've checked the battery using another ds that IS working, but nothing.
    My daughter is axiously awaiting her DS to be fixed.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    o have the same problem but theres no ratteling sound when i turn it on the creen flahes and turns off very quickly

  • abgiannina5
    abgiannina5 Jan 28, 2012

    look my sisters ds lite wont turn on the green light works but the it turns of quick anyone help me???

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Hi. Same thing happenedto my son's. Also, when I shook it, I could hear a slight rattle inside as if a small piece had broken off. I took it apart and found that a small surface mount inductor had come off (it was right by the on/off switch I believe). I was able to get it soldered back on and added some glue for mechanical strength (since my solder wasn't as good as original). This worked a while but it came off again and I could never get it to stick and function again. Just shorting the terminals with wire didn't work, it needs at least some 'L' impedance. So, I tried making my own. I took a very small wire-wrap wire I had from my old college days, and wound it around a paperclip about 10times, solder the ends on, and then removed the clip. (think of tiny spool of wire with each end connected to solder pads). Believe or not, it worked and has been fine ever since. Apperently the tolerance for this circuit is pretty loose. FWIW.

Good luck. A fun project either way before giving up.

-Bryan

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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    Eur van Andel Apr 17, 2011

    Same here. It is inductor L2, located just below the power switch.

  • skl5973 Jun 26, 2011

    Yea,,My daughters too.. L2 by power switch.. just put it back and checked if it would work it did the super glued it back on ..Worked for a day day now wont turn on or charge.. Wonder if i messed something up putting it back together...

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Hi
Check to see if there is a little black cube with metal sides soldered to the motherboard just below the on/off switch. my ds was dropped and wouldnt turn on apart from the orange charging light. i shook it before opening it up and it rattled. upon opening it i was very lucky to find the broken part as it is very small. no bigger than this font but in cube shape. anyway all i did was to solder it back in place and hey presto it worked.

hope this helps
james

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • brewertavare Feb 27, 2011

    this doesnt work id tried this and nothing happen it still wont cut on something is really wrong with ds lite its on for 100.00 dollars is how much my parents is sealing it for

  • James lee hines Nov 27, 2011

    I HAVE FOUND THIS BLACK LOOKING CUBE INSIDE THE D.S LITE IF ALL GOES WELL IT SHOULD WORK WHEN PUTTING IT BACK ON I HOPE THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION COULD SAVE ME A BIT CASH THANK YOU :)

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Hi,i had the same problem.my daughters would not turn on but charges,when i shake it i can hear a small rattle.As the ds lite was outside of the warranty i decided to open it up carefully.I found a small black piece(same size of the letter o,this font).it was to tricky to glue back in,so I used a sharp knife to dig a groove on the surface (situated behind the power switch) sharpened the stylus to fit into the groove and slide the power on using the stylus hey presto it works again........

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • bry240 Dec 15, 2010

    I hope it works :|

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If your DS wont turn on it mite of had a battery falure so try bying a new Battery

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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Leave it reast for about 2 days and tap it 2 times at the top and the bottom itlle worck trust me if it doesnt tell me ok bro cya.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • Chris102695 Mar 27, 2011

    If it works... what's wrong with it?

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Try switching it if you still have the receit from the place you bought it from.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Grrr i snapped mine in half!!!

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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Hi,

I you can try to fix it to check the fuse F1 and F2 and connector of display is inserted.

If you not try nothing, you sell it for parts.

I am looking for parts let me know
E-MAIL me at depolly@libero.it

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • eheheheheehe Jun 26, 2011

    can i solder the fuse.?

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This could be a very serious problem. its possible that when you dropped it that a part of the battery was punctured or dented. if you look in the front of every single game instruction booklet, you will see a warning saying... WARNING: BATTERY LEAKAGE. it is very possible that your battery started to leak when you dropped it. the chemicals inside the battery can damage the internal workings of your ds. very important: NEVER EVER EVER EVER TOUCH ANYTHING THAT WOULD DRIP OUT OF YOUR DS!!!!!!!!! IT IS MOST LIKELY THE CHEMICALS FROM THE BATTERY AND CAN POISON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if the battery leaked, i'm so sorry but your ds will probably never work the same way again.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Blow hard on the shoulder buttons l and r and there you go. note: you have to repeat this evry time you turn it on

Posted on May 09, 2010

  • rohaan hussain Oct 14, 2011

    when i read this comment to blow the shoulder buttons i laughed and thought yh whats that gonna do. so i tried it for a laugh and sure enough the ds turned on the next time i slided the button i was like :o sorry

  • rohaan hussain Oct 14, 2011

    oh and also now i cant turn it off

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Hey ya retards knok that you can just call the ds place ther is a number on the back!!

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

  • nrgibson Jun 26, 2011

    thats so very nice & unhelpful, i want to repair it without it caosting me any money.

  • Clara Ann Vegter Jun 18, 2013

    your so rude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well just charge it for 1 day then tap it all over good luck

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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Yeah, I bought my brother a ds for his birthday, which he dropped just two weeks later *headsmack*... and yeah same problem.

The issue is if you open the ds up yourself warranty is voided (and you need to get a triwing screwdriver), so I didn't really want to do this.

I dunno, bit dissapointed with the hardware this time round, i had never had any issue with any Nintendo console (other than having to blow nes cartridges on occasion) - Yet this time round both the ds's have broken (my R button has ceased to function)

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The same thing happened to me sadly )': but..... you can take a cell phone charger and it will work after about 2 hours i hope your daughter doesnt stay on to long

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My ds doesnt turn on but it charges which is dumb.it charges help me!!

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

  • bry240 Dec 15, 2010

    Same thing with MINE >:(

  • nrgibson Jun 26, 2011

    mine too! someone help us!

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Well tell your ugly mom to fix it

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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It is like my ds lite

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MOTHER ******* BUY A NEW ONE *** HOLES!
OR U COULD TAKE IT APART AND FIX THE CHIP RETARDS

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

  • Blue699 Feb 08, 2011

    U **********. ******,LOL...HAAAAAAA

  • nrgibson Jun 26, 2011

    wow, WE ARE TRYING TO FING OUT HOW TO EFFIN FIX THE CHIP, "******!"

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Go buy a new one *** holes

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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i would go to the palce and try to return it if you have a promblem because every nintento has a warranty so you should be able to get a new one.

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