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DS shutting down

I have 2 DS lites, both purchased around Dec '06
First one of them was shutting down in the middle of games, now the other one has started doing it.
It appears that the problem is when the Y/B buttons are pressed.
I'm guessing its some manufacturing/design fault.
I run the R4 cards in them, but it also does it on original cartridges as well.
Neither unit has been dropped or exposed to liquid, they have been well looked after.
I'm very technical in electronics, so if someone has a circuit diagram or technical knowledge , let me know.

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  • bouncy37 Jan 19, 2008

    my ds will only turn on for a few seconds and then shut off completely and cant not get it back on

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  • srv42 Jan 23, 2008

    Have already replaced battery. Same problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    We are having the same problem, I was wondering about an overheating issue while holding the unit



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Im not sure about the thing with the YandB buttons but they sound over a year old and after a certain amount of battery charges the battery has less life and then it will wear out completely.

maybe look on ebay for dslite batteries and then see

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