Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
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.
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.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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
If your DS wont turn on it mite of had a battery falure so try bying a new Battery
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Try switching it if you still have the receit from the place you bought it from.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Grrr i snapped mine in half!!!
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
I you can try to fix it to check the fuse F1 and F2 and connector of display is inserted.
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Posted on May 30, 2008
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
Well just charge it for 1 day then tap it all over good luck
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
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)
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
It is like my ds lite
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
Go buy a new one *** holes
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
SOURCE: Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on.
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.
Posted on May 15, 2008
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