Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console

3 Answers

After case swap, NDS powers on 2 seconds, screen flickers white, then goes out

I've seen similar issues here, but wanted to maybe post more details on my situation. I recently changed out the case on my NDS. I was careful with all wires, ribbon, etc... I got it all put back together, and when I went to turn it on, the power light went green for about 2 seconds, the bottom screen flickered white, then the unit powered off. I went through, checked all lcd/touchscreen connections, they are all secure. The unit worked fine prior to me changing the case. I tried opening it up again to see if I could find something. I took off the wifi module, and the power light stayed on, but no light on screens. I put the module back on, it did the original power flicker. Any ideas as to what else I could check? Thanks

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 127 Answers
Re: After case swap, NDS powers on 2 seconds, screen...

Its very possible that you may have fried it, even if the wrong wire touches another wrong wire, it could fry. Im not too tech-savy for DS's, but Try putting it bck in the old case, see if it works, if it doesnt you know its fried.
ope this helps.
Have a good new year.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers
Re: After case swap, NDS powers on 2 seconds, screen flickers white, then goes out - Nintendo DS Lite Console Video Game...

Or you could get a new battery?

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: After case swap, NDS powers on 2 seconds, screen...

This is almost the same thing that that happened to my lil brother ...what happened with his (which probably happened to yours) was that that ds,s have batteries and sometimes they just were-out no matter how old or young the ds is thats your problem you just need to et a new ds 

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Samsung le40f71bx picture flickers on and off with hd source

I've had similar for a long time, now the picture only lasts a few minutes or seconds. Have to turn the TV off, wait 5 minutes, turn it back on. That's with Sky HD. Used to be the same with SCART but I don't use that any more, and I get it with the Wii on Component. However HD DVD and Blu Ray players are no problem!

See my post here -

Way out of warranty but really just need some repair expert to tell me what needs fixing. Taking the cover off there are very few components and look easy to replace, and seen some on ebay. A fix from Samsung would be vastly in excess of the value of the TV.

Apr 21, 2012 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

NDS Lite Turns on but then after a few seconds turns itself off

Check the battery is fully charged, its always worth fully charging a battery before you start soyou can route that out.

Check the cable is fully in for the bottem screen, if it is not in the ribbon connector all the or at an angle somtimes this can happen, while checking that you might as well check the other cables as well just incase. let me how it goes.

Jan 18, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

1 Answer

Nintendo DS won't power-up

It sounds like a faulty battery. As it is under 1 year old, it is still under warranty. Return it to the origional place of purcase, who will either fix or replace it.

Aug 19, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

My NDS lite power cannot be turned on and turns off randomly

The problem is that your son dropped it. This damages both the inside and outside of the DS. I would suggest contacting your nearest video game store to see if they can fix it.

Aug 04, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

I have similar problem. I would like to know how to solve it.

No, this is not a battery problem. This is not a top screen problem as well. This is a bottom lcd problem.

The top screen flickers when the bottom lcd is messed up and the bottom screen flickers when its the top lcds problem.

Follow the links below. You can purchase a bottom LCD for cheap and there are instructions on how to change it.



May 28, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Ds top screen

Maybe you should take it to an electronics reapir centre, they work a lot of times. I have a similar problem, just so you know, my top screen is blank white, and it's getting me really **********. Hope your DS can be fixed!!^_^

Dec 13, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Turns on and lights up but no images on top screen

The DS top screen has two components, which are the LCD display, and the backlight. If the LCD display has gone bad but the backlight still works and the connecter is seated properly, the DS will still power on and the lower screen will be normal, and the top screen will light, but it won’t display anything.

You didn’t mention if your DS is the original DS or the DS Lite. Replacement top screens for the DS Lite are cheap on eBay, but installing the screen is a bit complex. The screen for the original DS is a different part and they are more expensive and hard to find.

I’ve never worked on an original DS, so I can only tell you about installing the top screen on a DS Lite.

First, the DS Lite has to be just about completely disassembled. You have to completely remove the top and bottom cases, pull out the microphone and wi-fi cables, and release the connecter for the top screen, which is located on the main board in the lower case. You’ll need the tri-wing screwdriver. You can leave the bottom screen/touch screen assembly attached to the main board, but be careful not to pull or tear the flex cables. Check YouTube for videos on disassembling the DS Lite.

Here’s the deal breaker for most people: The speakers are soldered to the flex cable of the top screen. I’ve never seen a replacement sold with speakers. You’ll have to unsolder your speaker wires from the old screen cable and reconnect them to the new one. If you can’t solder, you could take the screens to a local tv/electronics repair shop and pay to have it done. I got this information for you from this appears to be a common problem I hope this helps

Dec 01, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Movie doesn't play on NDS top screen

Dear person,
Maybe you should get a new DS.When the screen goes blank that means it's old and wants to be left alone.

Nov 05, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

NDS powers on then back off

i think you have answered that question yourself but what i would do, find a game repaireshop near by, and they will repair anything to do with game consoles, it should cost too much either, so its either them or the trash or try your pot look, learn a bit more and you might probably be able to fix it yourself, dont give up just yet, believe in yourself and concentrate

Apr 10, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

3 Answers

NDS Lite will not turn on

I hear about the ribbon cable not being inserted wel.
Lots of people had it put in place, looking ok but no action from the ds. I suggest to reinsert the ribon cables, i heard its quite tricky with the ds...

Apr 10, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nintendo DS Lite Console Logo

271 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nintendo Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers


Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Paul Layton

Level 1 Expert

57 Answers

Are you a Nintendo Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides