Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console

17 Answers

Nintendo DS Lite, left trigger not functioning

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.

Posted by on

  • 20 more comments 
  • ahampshire Mar 03, 2008

    I don't know where to get my DS Lite fixed, the same thing has happened to my ds, left trigger stopped working. My DS works fine other than that. I've had it less than a year, and don't play it very often, except Mario Kart with my husband when we travel. I don't think it should just stop working like that. My husband's DS is older and works fine still. I've never dropped it, and it has never had any damage done to it. The trigger on the left is the only problem, and it just randomly stopped working.

  • Gorilla Man Mar 15, 2008

    I have had the same problem only with my left trigger, and when you go to nintendo they say it will cost you 50 bucks because it is "usually" caused by physical damage and thats within the 1 year warranty, 75 without. that is a pretty shitty warranty if you ask me.

  • superman mak Apr 02, 2008

    the only differ is my ds it's its my left trigger could u plze reasusser my foster dad that its worth a try

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    i have the same prob but its my right trigger frm mario kart....apparently u can put coton wool there to make it work

  • BD5481 May 28, 2008

    My L button does not work at all. I push it fairly hard until my finger hurts and turns bright red, but it doesn't do anything, and now my R button is starting to go, too! I just got my black DS Lite for Christmas, so it's not old, or anything, and the worst thing that's happened to it is when I accidentally drop it off of my coffee table; only 2 feet, onto a soft carpet, so that couldn't have caused anything... could it? Please help!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    L&R buttons not working

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    both triggers are not working on my ds lit

  • loopy let Aug 27, 2008

    same as, working fine one min then half way through game just stopped working!!!

  • afly_513 Oct 28, 2008

    I have a similar problem, but it doesn't feel like the right button. I have dropped it but it has landed on soft surfaces. Any ways it is not falling off, or smashed in so and it also lets go even if I have my figer on it, and it takes a ton of pressure just to make it work.

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    except my right trigger is the one affected

  • juanr1096 Nov 03, 2008

    This happened to me to,but what's weird is that my right trigger has the same problem, and they alternate between working and not working

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    my did the same thing.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    i have the same problem oly with my right trigger can i fixit the same way? (i've dropped it in the past but 4 a while it worked on ocasion but recently it just stopped working)

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    my right button works but not the left so i cant use my action replay

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    the left triger stoped working all of a sudin

  • tsh231 Feb 26, 2009

    after my ds fell off a stoll about 2 feet high, the left trigger is not working anymore

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    my right trigger stopped working on my ds :'(

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    My left trigger just stopped working all of a sudden if theres anyone who can help me just make a coment please

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    my left and right trigger buttons on my ds lite wont work



  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    this sucks

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    my l button stoped working when i played mariokart.


    the same thing happend to my old ds aswell.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    It stopped working when I played pokemon for the L=A and I was planing to buy M&L PiT but it does not work.

×

17 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

  • Expert
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The thing about blowing into it, HOLLY S**T it WORKS!

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Lifting the button and blowing (hard) worked for me too

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hello guys, Yes I tried lifting up the button with a butter knife and blowed hard inside and it worked !

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

  • 100stars Dec 26, 2009

    Lifting the button and blowing (hard) worked for me also

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 149 Answers

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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.


http://www.nintendo.com/ds

I wish the best of luck to you.
Josh

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • Joshua Migan Feb 09, 2008

    I took the liberty of looking this problem up as I am wondering what it is that is making it do this. On support.nintendo.com, there is a link for buttons that are not responding. I suggest reading this and like I said before, if it is under warranty you are set. Unfortunately it may cost you if it is not under warranty still.
    Best of luck
    Josh

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I pull it up and i dont see a hole where do i blow?

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

  • Vagetah123 Aug 11, 2010

    i tried blowing in it and it didnt work i cant find a little hole either

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

W.O.W. my left trigger works now!!! but not my right im still trying Thanks!

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • blob773 Oct 19, 2010

    Thanks Guys Well Needed And Well Apreciated

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I just blew on the r and l button and it did work thanks for the advise i just saved $50

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

  • nirvanacreep Mar 22, 2011

    ok just a theory i dont think blowing lol has anything to do with it, i tried to do it at night so i couldnt blow loud or hard cause of sleepers, so and it worked, long story short just try lifting it at first then if that doesnt work blow lol. might just be butons not aligning with rubber hitting circuit board idk, maybe it just fixes whats wrong i cant explain it lol, anyways just make sure to give it a good lift with ur finger nail or w.e, lol chances are im just ******** air here but try it out and let us kno

×

3 Suggested Answers

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: TOUCH SREEN NINTENDO DS LITE

aparently fitting a new touchscreen works, i have just ordered one from ebay, cost me a tenner

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

  • 56 Answers

SOURCE: my nitendow ds lite right trigger button isnt

yes the internal switches are the same so repairs are the same.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

  • 845 Answers

SOURCE: nintendo ds lite microphone doesnt work

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi .do you sell Nintendo ds lite for a 8years boy? thanks Doreen Chircop


A Nintendo DS Lite would be a great gift for a young boy looking to play video games. Unfortunately Fixya doesn't isn't an online merchandiser. However, here's a link to a website where you can buy a Nintendo DS Lite.

http://www.gamestop.com/

Sep 08, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

My nitendow ds lite right trigger button isnt


yes the internal switches are the same so repairs are the same.

Jul 06, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite White Console

2 Answers

My Nintendo DS left and right button stoped


ya mean L/R button? cuz those are the most problemized buttons on ds lite. especially the L

Apr 03, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

2 Answers

Callof duty world at war nintendo ds how to fire weapon


the maueal has evertything, READ IT!
kthxbye

Mar 23, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

2 Answers

Ds lite left trigger broken..


yes your ds lite is repair able if you can,,,,,open up your ds lite and get a soldering iron and touch the 4 points with it, then put it back together.
I can give you step by step information if you email me at ndsrepairservice@gmail.com

Jan 26, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Nintendo Ds Left Trigger


The trigger button needs replacing...a picture of the button is available at:
http://flickr.com/photos/shalf/2374701335/in/set-72157604320666655/

This needs to be done with a proper soldering iron, not the one in my garage!

Easy way to get it done, buy a new trigger from eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150292378706) and take the part and your DS Lite (remove the covers to expose the switch, see YouTube for more help, 10 minutes work) to your local TV repair shop and ask them to solder the part onto your DS. They will usually charge a nominal amount and you DS is fixed!

Good Luck.

Sep 01, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Left button on Nintendo Ds Lite


From looking around, you can get replacenet parts for the DS. Its a little tricky though. Do you have any friends that mess around with building and moding computers? They may be able tohelp you

Jul 14, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Nintendo ds lite


you can align it in the options menu. try holding down the power button too it tends to work for alot of consoles and devices

Feb 10, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

TOUCH SREEN NINTENDO DS LITE


aparently fitting a new touchscreen works, i have just ordered one from ebay, cost me a tenner

Dec 31, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nintendo DS Lite Console Logo

36,436 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nintendo Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

phil

Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

845 Answers

Are you a Nintendo Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...