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Both upper and lower screens are blank

My Nintendo DS has not been charged for a while, and when I turn it on, it shows to be charged, but the screens are blank. What can I do? Thanks.

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Re: both upper and lower screens are blank

You may be mistaking it saying it is charging with saying it is low battery. Green = Battery is well charged, Red = getting low, Flashing Red = Very low, Orange = Charging.
If you are certain that it is saying it is charged, charge it anyway, it probably is uncharged but is confused about whether it is charged or not. Remember that this is a machine: it has no brain, and cannot think for itself. All machines are stupid, they can only think what you tell them to think, and you have to be careful or it trips over itself and breaks.

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I've seen countless amounts of Nintendo DSlites with this generic problem. If you have experience opening up electronics, you will find this to be a VERY easy fix. A fix that'll make you happy you didn't blow money on having a professional repair it. It doesn't take a professional to repair this. Continue reading :)

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Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on unless game is plugged

well you could charge your ds and whil its charging you can turn it on

Mar 16, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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yes and is it charged if so buy the circuit board.

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I had this happen to myself. It's a bad LCD. You could try smacking it gently a few times(with the DS off) to see if that re-seats anything loose inside but you're probably gonna have to call Nintendo.

Jan 25, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo DS Lite won't come on

@JoepIt, you have a defective LCD screen. Could be upper of lower (I thing for 99% the upper).

@pietras1422, on the mainboard next to the power-switch, there is a resistor. If could be loose or is missing completely. Problem will occur when the DS Lite is dropped to the ground

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Blank Upper and Lower Screens

Try plugging it into the charger and turning it on. If it still doesn't work, you probably broke the internatl port for the charger which is why it's turning on then back off right away because it's not able to charge anymore. If you stil have your warrenty, I would try to take it back.

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Replace upper screen and the Upper front bezel.
Or replace the upper screen and the complete DS Lite Housing. You can find them on the well known auction sites. Please be aware that you must know what your are doing. If in doubt, send it to Nintendo or a local Nintendo repair service


Sep 28, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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defective most likely return it for another one.

Jun 16, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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sounds like you both have a lose connection on the circuit board, so easily done, even if one cable is slightly misaligned the ds will not turn on, do they charge o.k?? if so it is a faulty connection

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