Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
My DS lite keeps shuting off randomly during certain games. For example it randomly shuts off during NSMB and Yoshi's Island,but does not shut off during Phantom Hourglass, this happens even if battery is fully charged. Could it be that it needs a new battery? Or could be something else? The system is over a year old so warranty is out.
I'm a certified electronic technician and I must say NDS internal screen ribbon connectors are junk! Basically The ribbon connectors are so sketchy that it is not recommended to ever unclip them, if you do there's a good chance it will ever work again once reconnected due to how the connector pins slightly crimp into the ribbon pads.
When a NDS boots up the the onboard firmware constantly tests the LCD screen connections, if there is a break in the connection the NDS will shut down. If your NDS randomly turns off, fails to boot, or powers of when you move the hinge it is most likely the ribbon (flex film) or ribbon connector has failed. The only option to to replace the affected LCD screen.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
Well if it turns of and dose not charge you could have a blown fuse. Next if you opened or dropped your ds make sure the screen cables are connected right.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I had the same problem, turns out mine was down to water damage. I took out the battery dried out the left over dust and muck and replaced the battery. Worked fine after that. Also if you find that after replacing the battery the DS does not charge then try taking it out and replacing it again it spooked me when i first tried it. Hope this helped
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
Well mine does too but the light is red and the charger is on it.but usually i always play with the ds while its charging and it never shut of until today
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Your hand might be leanen on the off switch
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
Greatapenate: SAMe problem!
Posted on May 06, 2008
My DS lite was being dodgy yesterday when i was playing Pokemon white, it randomly turns off and it takes me about half a minute to turn it on, when i turn the power off, the light is still on.
what is wrong with my ds lite, I've had my ds for 3 years now, im now 14, i had it on my 11th birthday.
Posted on May 29, 2011
Mine when i try to turn it on the lite goes on and it blinks and turns off but when i hold the power up it seems to work fine but when i let go of the power it goes off. help plz
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
Fist of all
I think I fixed this after nintendo wanted to charge me for repairs when they know it's a simple fix.
here is the fix.
loosen the screws holding the DS & it's chipset together. i'm sure there are some diagrams, just search google. took me about five minutes you just need the right screwdrivers. you can get them for less than 2 dollars on the net. sorry i don't have any links right now i'm too lazy to search.
let me know if this works for you too. my email is
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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