Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
The left trigger on my DS Lite isn't working. it feels the same as my right trigger, and it looks the same as my right trigger, ie, it isn't smashed in or falling off. I was playing Brothers in Arms and left trigger shoots the gun, and it shot once when i pressed it, but now it won't do anything anymore. I haven't dropped my ds recently or abused it in any way.
The thing that cross731 said really really helps. If your too scared to open your ds/ds lite, just put your nail under the trigger pull up and just blow into the little hole that you see. It works I just tried it and my left rigger is working just fine.
Posted on May 04, 2008
You need to open your DS. You'll need a precision philips screw driver and a tri-wing screw driver. Get a Q-tip and dab it in water. Next, brush the wet Q-tip on the L button. It's ok if little water goes inside the button. Get one of those air spray cans and spray the button dry. That should fix your DS.
The reason why I think your trigger button is not responding is because there may be dust buildup in your button. I hope this works for ya.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
I tried the lifting of the button and blowing in the crack and it worked. My button is working just fine now. some dust or dirt must have been in there.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
The thing about blowing into it, HOLLY S**T it WORKS!
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
Wow, I don't normally comment on forums but I had this exact same problem and what Kulblady said saved me a ton of time and frustration!
My left trigger stopped working, so I Googled it and found this page, among others. They all seemed to say that I needed a Nintendo Tri-whatever screwdriver. Kulblady said all she did to fix this problem was pull up on the trigger and blow into it, and it fixed her problem.
So I took a tiny screwdriver (tiny like eyeglass repair) and slowly wedged it underneath the back of the left trigger. I used it more like a lever than a crowbar, pulling the trigger up with the body of the screwdriver and then sliding the screwdriver tip in. The hinge is a little flexible, so at this point, the bottom of the trigger (which is actually shaped like a small dome) popped up over the top of the DS, exposing a tiny sliver opening. I blew into this sliver, popped the trigger back into place, and I was done! I even did the whole thing while the DS was on (not recommended).
The system works! Thank you internet!
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
Lifting the button and blowing (hard) worked for me too
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
When I read Kulblady's solution I thought, no way, too simple. But I tried it anyway -- Holy cow! It works!
Well, it worked for me anyway. I just lifted up the left button as far as I could without breaking it with my fingernail, blew into it a few times and voila. It works now. Amazing. Thanks, Kulblady! (Maybe the act of stretching it up helps somehow as well?)
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
The person that said use water PLEASE DO NOT USE WATER. If you want to clean of an Electrical component PLEASE USE ALCHOL this is the perfered way to clean any electronic components.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
I strongly suggest checking your warranty to see if you can see if you can send this item back to the company. More than likely, if you contact them and explain what happened, they will help you. I believe the Nintendo DS Lite warranty is 1 Year. I also know that the Nintendo DS Lite had a problem with the top screen clip breaking easily and the screen going all the way back. Just call/email the company (Link provided below) and explain exactly what happened and they should more than likely help you. If they refuse to help you make sure you speak to a manager.
I wish the best of luck to you.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Okay, one of the posts says to clean the switch with alcohol, and "don't worry if you get some inside the switch." I tried this several times to no avail. What worked was dousing the switch with alcohol (by duosing I mean trying hard to get alcohol inside the switch) several times and blowing out the alcohol several times with compressed air.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
I had this problem with my ds lite as well, but it was within the warranty and Nintendo actually sent me a new one free of charge.
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
I bought my DS lite from amazon.com and went to support.nintendo.com to look up awnser anemuet said but they said it was not registered when i bought it
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Blowing in it seriously works! Both my left and right weren't working, my right hasn't been working for more than a year and my left recently stopped working but blowing into them fixed them and they work perfectly now! I didn't even have to lift up the button or anything!
Posted on Apr 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I fixed the MIC on my DS LITE very easily, after first replacing the MIC with a new one and finding that it still did not work (not an easy thing to replace either)! The internal MIC signal is routed to a contact at the front edge of the DS, which allows the internal MIC to be disconnected when an external MIC is connected. If this contact (which is normally held closed by the springy nature of the contact) gets dirty, then it effectively goes open circuit, disconnecting the internal MIC signal. You can use a cotton bud and a little WD-40 (contact cleaner) to clean the contact (clean the two pins next to the 3.5mm jack connector) to restore the electrical contact. Takes 5 minutes and is a LOT easier and cheaper than replacing the MIC or paying someone to repair it!
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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