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Nintendo DS Lite got water damaged

A bottle of water opened up in the backpack, 2 DSes got wet and don't work anymore. I am looking for a place (trustworthy!) to send them for repairs. Can anyone help?

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  • PancakeLord Feb 17, 2008

    I got my Ds lite for my birthday two days ago. Me and my buddy went to a spa the next day. I dropped my ds lite in the foot bath!!!! Now when i try to turn it on, it turns itself right back off. Will a new battery fix it? Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GoldenPSP Mar 11, 2008

    I also dropped my DS in a footbath but i can tget my hand on that special crewdriver so are there any other options to fix it??? please help

  • GoldenPSP Mar 11, 2008

    My baby son spilt water on my older sons DS and it dosnt work any more. Has anyone got a alternate solution to burning my sons DS becasue i cant get my hands on one of htose screwdrivers

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    I putted water inside the part the gba games and ds games go in because i was trying to get the shrek third games to work. is there any way to fix my ds lite

  • 2D-FruD Jul 28, 2008

    my nefew had got water on the counter and my DS got wet know it wont turn on can some one help me!!

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    My DS got wet and now it won't turn on - I don't know if it was because the battery was low or if it is broken 

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    My daughters DS got wet. It sat in a small puddle of water in a cup holder in my SUV and now it won't turn on. HELP!

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Stupidly, I played my DS in the rain. Now, the touch screen only works on some games, and is always way off. Some one help!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    I got my ds wet when I tried to clean the ds game card with water. Now it cant read any of my games. Please help?

  • shegossheila Oct 17, 2008

    water in Nintendo DS Lite now wont even turn on...help

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    my ds got in the water when it was under the car PLEASE help

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I washed one of my sons gamecard for the nintendo ds. I would like to know what should I do?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I went Icefishing yesterday with my family....



    I (very dumbly) brought my Nintendo DS Lite alonge....



    I dropped it in water.....



    I got it out really fast but now it won't turn on or anything!!



    PLEASE HELP THIS WILL BE THE 2nd DS I HAVE RUINED (and had to buy a new one)



    PLEASE!!

  • GREEN_EYEZ Jan 05, 2009

    I dropped my daughter's DS in the water for a split second and retrieved it as fast as I could. It didn't look like a whole lot of water got in the DS itself but I took out the battery and let it sit out for four days. When I put the battery back in and turned it on the Screen lights up in the lower portion and then the DS shuts itself off. I was going to send it in to Nintendo for a repair fee of $50. since it's only a week old. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

  • glendab76 Jan 17, 2009

    My son drop his ds lite in water i took the battery out for a few days, then charged it up it works, but the lite on it is very low what should i do

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I don't know how my ds broke but the was water in it.

  • bronte loomas Feb 11, 2009

    Last month on january 20 i think i was playing my ds i had to go to the bathroom so i took my ds along with me as i was going potty i set my ds on the sink after i was done i washed my hands then grabbed my ds WITHOUT DRYING MY HANDS FIRST !! Then my touch screen stopped working . I thaught hey maybe it will dry out this has happed to me before but i just let it dry out without touching it . Well this time ive let it sit drying for 3 weeks i think and the power still turns on and everthing is still working exept the touch screen . And there is a little spot on the touch screen Please what should i do . And i have a warrenty but my dad said that they will just send it back if they find water in my ds . SO HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!1

  • bronte loomas Feb 11, 2009

    i ****

  • naveeblues Mar 01, 2009

    My son left his ds outside- and it RAINED! When I was drying it off with a towel, I accidentally turned it on- and it looked like it was going to work. I turned it off and decided to let it sit and dry. Unfortunately, my son had other ideas and tried to play a game! Both screens were black and now it appears to not work at all. Did he ruin it permanately?

  • Bigsisejm Mar 08, 2009

    Water got into my DS LITE.I don't no how that happened? Now I am really sad  because I can't you it eneay more.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    My hubby dropped mine in a bowl full of water, not toliet bowl thank god

  • torolwt Mar 20, 2009

    This Morning i was Cleaning my Nintendo DS lite... i was using a wet paper to clean the screen... when i use a dry paper to clean off the water i saw the touch-sceen had some black color dot.. after away there alot of it... how do i clear off the black color dot... pls help me.... i lik my DS very much. :(

  • easthigh5 Apr 14, 2009

    my daughter left it in the bathroom and the bottem touch screen got wet!!
    how can i solve it? can you get it done cheaper than £40?


  • nick_nh Apr 18, 2009

    i was cleaning my ds lite with a wet cloth and was all working fine untill i left it for a couple of hours and went to play it again and wouls not turn on i opened up the battery place and was wet so i figured out the ds got wet iv left it for a day and when i put the charger on the orange light comes on for jus a couple of seconds then goes off i tried using a hair dryer but didnt help...is there any way it could b fixed???

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I was standing in water playing my ds.I accidentially droped my ds and it turned off! Idid not know what to do so i ran inside and told my mom and dad and we dryed it inside out . it was never the same even not today.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    my ds fell into my dogs bowl of water and then i said'' Oh no"! my mom came into the room and asked me what happend so i said that my ds was charging and i wanted to play it when it slipped into the bowl as i grabbed it.it made it worse because my bro had one too. so i was the only one without a ds. my mom felt bad and so did i because of two reasons 1 mario kart was in there 2 it was my favorite type of gaming system to play when im bored.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I was playing it in the bath and I got water in the touch screen so i put it by the sun and now it is worse what do I do.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    dropped it into toilet = (

  • dylantrent40 May 09, 2009

    i was in my friend`s car and windows were down we left and a huge rain storm came and it got wet

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I SPILLED WATER IN MY DS LITE TOUCH SCREEN 1 DAY AGO IT TURNED DARK AND IS BLINKING I TRIED DRYING IT WITH A HAIR DRYER NO LUCK

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    You have to dry it. If you think it went inside, open the ds lite back and make sure the game is closed. Do not touch any of the wires because it may cause it to break. Put a fan in front of it, and put it on max if possible. If its REALLY wet after 30 minute of fan, or ac use a dry smooth tissue to wipe it and again do not touch any wire. Keep the fan on for like an hour. This worked for me when i dropped mines in the lake by accident. Good luck. If this method does not work you have to go ask for repairs. If not sell some ds games on gamestop if your 18 or older and buy a new one. I'm pretty sure it is around 80 bucks.

  • dhairya shah Nov 21, 2012

    I got my Ds on x mas and want on the bathroom floor wet

  • Alexander Freeman Dec 18, 2012

    I was cleaning my DS Lite with a wet cloth. It doesn't work. It has been months since it happened and it still doesn't work. Batteries won't work with it. I tried taking it apart, but the L button broke. HELP?

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Heat the DS in an oven. REMOVE BATTERY as it may become heat damaged. The DS lite's max rated temperature is 50 degrees celcius or 122 degrees fahrenheit. So set the oven to 120-125. As oven thermostats are not known for accuracy put a reliable temperature sensor in with it. Something like a turkey temperature probe, just in case your oven is way off. Do not do this with a hairdryer as localised hot spots may reach a higher temperatures. Leave it in there for a while, its up to you, maybe 2 hours would be considered a good suggestion. If your feeling adventurous you could take it apart and put it in the oven in bits. It would obviously dry out much quicker. Providing the cicuits haven't corroded that should do the trick. Next step would be to disassemble the DS (tutorial video at http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=11484) and clean the motherboard with alcohol and a cotton bud.

note: you need a tri-wing screwdriver to disassemble the DS. you can get them on Ebay for a few quid.

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  • DSGodess Dec 24, 2010

    are you nuts?! JEEZ. that wil make a lot of damage.

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I had the same problem!!! my one worked, as soon as my ds fell into my toilet i took it out, ya ya.

then i wiped it clean, took everything i could out, like the stylus - (and then i blowdried it for about 10 mins) i then left it open up and facing down so any possible amount of hiding water would drip. the next day ( around 12 hours ) i checked, and it worked perfectly, it just had bits of water stuck on the top and bottom screen, otherwise it worked fine.
Another way ( from what i heard ) is that you put the ds open halfway in uncooked rice, a bit wierd but people have tried it and it worked.
Hope this helped =]

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HI FLAMIMI,

DO NOT PUT IT IN THE OVEN, THE MICROWAVE OR THE CLOTHES DRYER. JEEZ. The circus must be in town.

Towel dry. Then put it in a paper bag of dry rice. If you have any desiccant packs from other electronics put them in there too.

Check it in a few days. Change the rice if it's not working yet.

You will need to be patient.

Good luck,

Mike

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If your DS's are under 12 months old it might be worth you getting in contact with Nintendo UK.

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My todler has dropped several of my phones in water over the past few years and i always took the battery out ASAP and placed the phone in two brown paper bags with the little absorbent things you get in the box when you buy a new pair of shoes. these things are designed to absorb moisture so after storing for around 4-5 days the phones always worked. never tried it with a DS but maybe its the same??? Good luck!

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Get a bowl filled with rice and just dip the ds in there aday laterit should work fine it worked with me soooo....:) good luck

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I just went to do laundry and found my DSi in there... im mad... so its in rice ill tell you what happens...

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Do not put in a oven this may cause more damage then you realise.
Do this in future. If it has a quick dunking! remove all games,cables,and sticks etc.
place open console in a bag of rice.
Leave for a few days test see if works.
Prolonged soaking!
Remove from liquid dry outside as much as possible.
Place in a bag with rice over night.
Strip unit. individually dry all parts. (using a medium heat. hair drier)
check battery
reassemble.

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Please help

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Try putting it on the radiator,or let it face down so water goes out

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If the Nintendo DS comes into contact with liquids, wipe clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth (use water only). Remove the battery cover and battery. If liquid came into contact with the battery, do not reuse it. Call Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 for further instructions on battery replacement and possible service to your Nintendo DS
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/manuals/precautions_ds_english.jsp

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  • kim nichols Dec 29, 2010

    thank you so much for this info. i was panicking when my son put my daughter's DSi in the toilet. I called the number and he helped me solve the problem and I found out that if it does not start working again, it will only cost me $60 to repair or replace it. I needed quick information and was to wound up to think clearly. thank you again for the link and the phone number.

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You can put your nintendo ds lite in a bowl of non cooked regular rice over night and it will be fine worked on mine

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I can repair - give me a ping on ticfever@googlemail.com

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Lol i got my touch screen wet thank god that not the whole system First i had a blue screen but can see text fine then i removed my game card and then spank the back of the ds to get the water out and put it in the heater for like 1min or 30 sec. Then that fixed meh proble meven tough this dosent relate to this. :P

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I burned my stylus tip then put wax on it put in stylus holder then put water in it n it stopped working i cant believe i was THAT stupid idk wat 2 do...... :(


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  • nvillaruel21 Apr 01, 2011

    what if if i dropped my DS in a puddle and i immediately charged it.. what would happen? and what will i do?

  • Kunia33 Apr 01, 2011

    The best way is to send your DS, DSI, DSI XL, or well maybe if you have a 3DS to nintendo to fix. You may lose some memory so I would hope you have a SD card. Hope this helped.

  • Kunia33 Apr 01, 2011

    Also, if it's your first time sending something to nintendo, it will be no cost at all. Same thing with first-time other problems. I broke my DSI's mic and I didn't have to pay for it. It's repairing now.

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How can i fix my DS when i dropped water in the pen slot.


PLEASE HELP ME SOMEBODY!!!

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My little sister decided to give my brothers ds a bath with toilet paper and water and we put it straight out to dry but the ds still isnt working .the screen flashes then dissapears and the ds turns off i dont know what to do.please help

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  • lindanmoeeig Feb 23, 2011

    Dry it off or blow dry to dry then sit ds in rice Cocer all!! Weird it worked 4 meines fell n the toilet @ work!! Good luck!

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My daughter dropped ds in toilet- I have it in a bowl of rice with a sealed lid-- fingers crossed that it works!!!!

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

  • lindanmoeeig Feb 23, 2011

    Dried rice Ina bag or anything it can sit in water spots n everything go away IT WORKS WEIRD!!!

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U could always buy a new ds


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