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NINTENDO DS LITE WON'T CHARGE OR POWER ON

MY DS LITE WONT CHARGE, THE LED FASHES ONCE WHEN I PUT THE PLUG IN THEN GOES OUT. I HAVE TESTED THE PLUG AND POWER SUPPLY BUT TO NO AVAIL. PLEASE HELP

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  • migsnj Feb 06, 2008

    same exact problem...even tried a new battery but no change.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    wont switch on plug chager cable in red light than nothing happens

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Plud in red light on for 1 or 2 seconds then out - try to switch on green flashes but nothing works. Should I order a replacement battery ?

  • EmJere Feb 11, 2008

    MY DS LITE WONT CHARGE, THE LED FASHES ONCE WHEN I PUT THE PLUG IN THEN GOES OUT. I HAVE TESTED THE PLUG AND POWER SUPPLY BUT TO NO AVAIL. PLEASE HELP

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    my ds wont charge it comes on and the lite is red and shuts down

  • BaldBarber Feb 19, 2008

    Same her. When I insert plug to charge the DS - Lite, the red light lights up for 1-2 sec's. And then nothing. DS Lite wont turn on at all!

  • cjpipoly Feb 20, 2008

    same problem,not the cord,battery or outlet.I think the defect is in the black piece with copper wire inside the charging port.What can I do.My DSlite is 2 months out of warrenty!The red light flashes when connecting the charger-when the charger is only abour 1/3 inserted for a split second then goes out.Unable to make it stay on by partially plugging it in I goes out regardless. Battery slowly ran down since it was not charging... now it won't turn on at all. I s there any help.This seems to be a flaw with this system that many are experiencing!! Have had gameboy(for like 20 yrs) and game boy advanced( for like 8yrs?) never a problem! even now

    Thanks ,

    CJ Pipoly

  • Lilly67 Mar 02, 2008

    My daughter is having the same problem. Her bottom screen won't even go on. The top screen flashes about 3 times and then nothing. The power is not staying on. I have tried calling the Nintendo Customer Service number on the back of the DS Lite but I keep getting cut off.

  • vectra02 Mar 04, 2008

    ninetendo ds lite will not charge, soon as you input the charger the light comes on a split second then goes off again.

  • bluepeanut Mar 05, 2008

    I have the exact same power problem and also 2 months out of warrenty. I replaced the battery but does the same thing. Green light stays lit for a few seconds and bottom screen flashes ... and everything just goes off. No help on Nintendo's web site - just says $75 - $85 to have fixed for power problems. Any suggestions?

  • scumfrog Mar 09, 2008

    Same problem here. It appears to be charged up but won't go on. Defect alert?

  • bonzo80 Apr 19, 2008

    This must be something very specific.  I have precisely the same problem.  The little orange light flashes when the charge wire is inserted about 1/3 of the way, but that's it.  After the flash, I can't turn it on, no screens, no lights, nothing.  




    One strange thing though.  After leaving it plugged in this condition for a month or so, the DS miraculously worked for a couple hours.  Then it died and I'm back to square one...


    Anyway, just wanted to share.  Sound like this is a rather specific defect.

  • Isiah Rodriguez May 12, 2008

    mine is that when i put it to charge it turns on then turns off also i put it to charge all night and it still even turn on

  • georgie4 Jun 09, 2008

    my nintendo won't charge or turn on,when I put it on the charger the charge light will go on but almost automatically go off

  • matt5345 Jun 21, 2008

    I plug in the charger and the orange light flashes the turns off.

  • amandajo81 Jun 23, 2008

    The DS wont charge, or power on, we have tried a new charger and battery. and the same thing keeps happening. it isnt a year old yet.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    my ds will not turn on or chaege i tried it many times and now when i charge it ,the light will not flash at all

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    same problem

  • juliex7 Jun 27, 2008

    why is it my ds will not turn on but the red light comes on when charger is plugged in but it will not charge

  • blueCturtle Jun 29, 2008

    My nintendo won't charge, and the battery has run down so it will only come on for a few seconds with the red light then shut off again. I tried switching the chargers, but that didn't work. I took out the battery but it looks fine. I'm in Iraq right now, and I was using my nintendo ds as an alarm clock. I didn't realize it wasn't charging until it shut off one morning before waking me up. Luckily, I got up early to check the time and realized it was broken. Seems like a common problem, looking at all the posts, but not a common solution. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    my ds flashes orange when charger is inserted then nothing tried the rubbing alcohol to no avail not quite sure about taking it apart !!! please help my 6 year old cant play the simpsons and my brain needs training!!!!

  • jskk1 Jul 06, 2008

    i plugged ds in to charge light was on then was out. charged all night wont even power on have nothing. this is a brand new one. i didnt take it a part yet to check the contacts. should I? thanks

  • Game geek Jul 12, 2008

    My ds charger has the same problem.I plug it n an nothing happens. I unplug wait a little bit slightly put the adapter in then plug my ds in it sometimes charges but rarely. and if it does its only for a few seconds. i wanna finish one of my games but cant cause my ds only stays on for 10-15 seconds.

  • cmm996 Jul 14, 2008

    same thing with me,my ds charges for like 1 second then the charge light goes off,i know my charger is fine because i tried the charger on my brother's ds lite and it works fine,i know my battery's fine,because i tried it on my brothers ds and it works fine,i've read the nintendo manual and saw some of the things i've done to my ds that it says not to do.but the charger and battery are fine,but i HAVE noticed this,
    if you push the power button during that 1 second the charge light is on,and you pay close attention, you will see the power light turn on for a 1/4 second, then it will turn off again.
    i'm 11 and my 6 year old brother wont let me borrow his ds again.
    please help me,i've tried everything


  • anbblock Jul 17, 2008

    My Nintendo DS Lite will take a charge but wont power on. Is this something I can fix? Unit is over a year old.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    hey my ds will charge the light comes on but it wont play. sometimes it will but every thing is deleted and if i tern it off it wont go back on. the charger works i tried on my sis's it works fine. i left it in the car 4 like 3 days can u help me please???

  • alexclayborn Jul 17, 2008

    mine won't either. Any help would be appreciated

  • mj05mul Jul 20, 2008

    red light comes on for a secound if you try turning it on green light lites but willnot turn on

  • sideshowbert Jul 27, 2008

    i plug in the nintendo ds light, and the red lite turns on and off instantly. so i plug the ds with the power button on and i see the red and green lite come on and off instantly. the charger and battery works on my girls ds, but it still dosent work on mine. does anybody have a solution or a helpfull tip?

  • beckie89 Jul 28, 2008

    i have the same problem i have only had it for 3 days and it wont charge i thought it was the charger so i brought a new one and all it does is flash orange i left it on charge for a whole day and nothing. this is rediculous there is so many people with the same problem

  • distnance Aug 01, 2008

    Same again here what is up with it?! I got this YESTERDAY is there something wrong with all NDS lite chargers?

    Just goes orange for one second and then flickers out. I'm so upset about it, I spent way too much on this!!!! =(

    And Id on't think I can send it back to nintendo I alreayd threw out the box.

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    I am glad someone else has had this problem. My daughter's ds lite is doing the same thing. I bought another charger and battery and nothing helped. So i guess I will send it back thanks. If there is anything else I should do let me know

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Same here this is the third DS i have bought that has had problems I give up.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    nintendo ds lite won't charge or power on

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    Same

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Wont power or turn on, green light flickers once then dead.

  • MPFerreira Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    i have the same too

  • gerardo lewi Oct 25, 2008

    wont charge,power light goes on only when charging but for 2 seconds then turns off charge light goes on but turns off in 2 seconds

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    The same with mine

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    same exact problem

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    It's frustrating to hear everyone has the same problems...ours is about a week out of warranty and the exact same thing...suddenly no power and when we try to charge it, the orange light flashes for a second and then goes out. I guess we'll try some of these ideas, then send it to Nintendo if it doesn't work - ugh!

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Yes the same thing happend to me last night i was playing and it just died it had full battery power. Now it will not turn on or charge. The orange light comes on for like 2 seconds then it goes off when i try to charge it.

  • Thony5906 Nov 26, 2008

    problems to switch the console on

  • shells37mar Nov 29, 2008

    mine wont charge or turn on it just flashes once.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    NINTENDO DS LITE WON'T CHARGE OR POWER ON

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    when i charge the nintendo ds it charges but i cant get the ds to tun on



  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    mine does the same

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    exactly what is happening to mine just went dead some one should write to watch dog

  • ramasso Dec 13, 2008

    ds green light comes on and then shuts off within a few seconds. Does the same when plugged in to charge. Shuts off within a few seconds.

  • Pissedoff101 Dec 18, 2008

    The same exact thing is happening to me. I'll attempt to charge the Nintedo Ds Lite and the light goes out after about 3 seconds. It doesn't charge. I bought this about 11 months ago. I've charged it about 3 times total since then. I even bought a new charger and the same thing happens. It doesn't charge.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    HI my ds lite wont trun on . it was fine one sec and the next time I try to trun it on it wont. can you help me.

  • JordanK Jan 08, 2009

    dam. we all seem to be having the same problem... however if it's out of the warranty, we may have to end up buying another DS or pay for repairs (probably the fuse)

  • msbettyboop7 Jan 28, 2009

    hi my daughters nintendo ds wont charge and would not turn the light on when i plug it in it would only turn a red light on and then it goes away what can i do to help her get her nintendo back to work. it was her christmas present

  • freddiedog1 Jan 28, 2009

    my ds wont charge

  • clutterbuk Feb 06, 2009

    I have similar problem with my sons ds. He did spill a drink on it in his school bag (as above orange light flashes breifly when you try to charge) can anyone help

  • beba_babielo Feb 07, 2009

    ok so i just got my ds lite for x-mas and all of a sudden it wont turn on and when i try to charge it the read light blinks for like 10 seconds and then gos out....i dont know what to do!!can someone please help me!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    it wont charge

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    hi my ds wont charge and when i cut it on it goes to a white screen then cuts off charing it doesnt work with mine

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    i put my charger in but it just blinks a few times and then shuts off my dad thinks that the thing inside were u put it is screwed.
    Plzzzz help!


  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    my ds fell in the ground it charges but wont turn on heellppp plz

  • bozo53607 Mar 02, 2009

    i just got it on i charges for 1 sec. when i plug the ds into it it charges for half a sec

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    My DS Lite won't work and we've tried a new battery but still it didn't turn on and it won't charge

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    when i plug it in it only charges for one second then stops, it also will not turn on either


  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    my daughter nintendo ds lite wont charge. please help

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    my ds led turns on then back off too please help us lol

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Same here! 1 month out of warranty and DS lite has stopped working with just a red light on for a few minutes and then nothing.

  • zack_cordray Mar 16, 2009

    I Was Using A AR (Action Replay DS) And My DS Literally Died. It Will Charge For One Second And Stop But I Try To Power On And It Only Powers On For A Second Plz Help I Need It Bad.

  • wiia20 Mar 16, 2009

    my power wont go on and wont charge

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    my ds lite wont turn on



  • fssf Mar 18, 2009

    sefsf

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    Won't charge, won't power on. But when I plug it in, the charge light blinks orange

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    When i try to charge my ds, i plug it in and the light doesnt go on that represents that it is charging. Somebody PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    My will only charge for about three seconds and it won't turn on.

  • kenyo418 Mar 26, 2009

    my nitendo ds charges for 5 seconds but it is better than yours

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    My 7 year old child has a ds and it won't turn on.She tried taking out the battery but it still won't work. It has been dropped a few times but it still worked until my child dropped of the bed. When my child trys to charge it it won't even charge. The light might come on for a second but thats it. She moves the charger piece around and the orange light come on but comes straight back off.

  • cowtalk Mar 29, 2009

    I was playing my ds with friends while charging it, then i threw it to my friend because it was his turn to play.  The charger was still in and when i threw it, the ds flew straight then went straight to the ground.  It turned off, and now everytime i turn it on, it stays on for about 5 seconds then turns back off.  Though, i can charge the battery i think

  • frank hernandz Apr 03, 2009

    well my ds light when i trun it on the green light gos on but the screen or sound dose noti tried to charge it but dose the same thing

  • frank hernandz Apr 03, 2009

    my ds light wont turn on even when i charge it the light comes on but the screen dosint

  • girlsltoo200 Apr 04, 2009

    Where do I send my DS to be fixed? I need the address to Nintendo please. DS will not hold charge or even play at all when plugged into the ac adapter.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    My ds doesn't charge. I have 2 differant chargers so that can't be the problem. SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    it wont turn on its broken

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    same here - it's a week out of warranty, gutted! Will charge for 2 or 3 minutes, then the light just goes out. No good with soldering either so don't think i'll get to complete the new super mario bros - on the last level too!!

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    it wont charge or turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    sme

  • pooh77 Apr 13, 2009

    my ds wont charge or come on

  • mandy graham Apr 16, 2009

    I have a nintendo ds lite .The power is going on and of .the green light will not go on at all the two lights or orange. Can the help me with this please as i dont want 2 have 2 get another one

  • jinx96 Apr 23, 2009

    my ds lite wont even turn on or it wont even charge my little sister dropped it on the cement and now it wont work

  • daramsrok May 02, 2009

    DS Lite was not holding a charge, and screen would flicker on for about
    1 second and then go black (even after hours of being plugged in).
    Bought a replacement battery online, and DS does the same thing. The
    red light on the DS is flashing when it is plugged in and charging.
    HELP!

  • pokemonfan May 02, 2009

    when i try to charge my ds it dont charge i need help to solve it

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    well had the sameproblem with my old one



    then i solved it by replacing it

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    my cuz dropped my ds lite to the water but it work for 3months then one day i got up from sleeping and it wont turn on so i tried to chared it but it dint work HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • millerforme6 May 25, 2009

    my problem is slightly different i try to switch mine on and the green light flashes then nothing whea can this problem be HELP

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Hey everyone, not sure if this will work for everyone, but its worth a shot.  my problem was identical to all the others here, a flash of orange and then nothing.  
i thought perhaps those little metal contacts on the battery and the ds had build up a little corrosion, interrupting the charge.  so, i took some rubbing alcohol and q-tips and gently scrubbed them clean, both on the battery AND the ds side.
After this, my ds has worked flawlessly.  Hope it's the same for you!

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Problem solved (for me at least)! I was having the exact same problem - orange light would flash for a second when I first plugged in the A/C adapter, then nothing - left it plugged in for hours, still nothing. Not sure why I thought of doing this, but I noticed that the orange light came on before it was even plugged in tight; i.e. as soon as I inserted the tip of the adapter into the DS. This is where it starts sounding dirty - I kept VERY quickly putting the tip in and out fast enough that the light didn't have a chance to turn off - after doing that for maybe 30 seconds or so I plugged it fully back in and the orange light stayed on! The DS itself wasn't able to turn on at first, but I left it plugged in and checked again a half-hour later and it did. So far it's still working although I haven't given the battery lifespan a good test run, but I'd say it's worth a try - I guess sometimes it just needs a jumpstart! Let me know if it works for you!

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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    sigbjorn249 Sep 20, 2012

    Pulling the plug in and out a few times made the DS charge lite turn on as described. I'm now waiting to be able to power on.

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    clayton Jul 30, 2014

    I had just boughten a new ds lite. When I first plugged in the charger to charge it for the very first time it did the single orange flash to nothing. I had thought it must be a fuse or something but checked the forums and called nintendo to see if I had to take it back or if it was something simple. Basically nothing worked till I read this post and it totally got the orange light to stay on. I suggest at least giving this a try before sending or returning your ds. Gonna give it some time and see if it turns on now... Thanks Solott55, :)

  • ChicoryGirl Nov 04, 2015

    Omg, I freaking love you! Worked like a charm.

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    Shammi Mohamed Aug 01, 2016

    OMG!! I can't believe this was the issue.

    After reading about fuses and all, I even opened up my DS to test the fuses and they were not the issue. I was almost about to buy a replacement battery, when I came across this and I'm really glad I did.

    DS Lite has steady orange light and seems to be charging.

  • solott55 Aug 02, 2016

    So glad it has worked for you guys - it still seems like such a weird fix!

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It is most likely a blown F1 fuse. M3wiki.com has a great tutorial (just do a search for "fuse") on how to repair it (or 'them', it could also be your F2 fuse -- but going by just what you've stated it's likely your F1.. Test them both, though, just to be sure). Each fuse is labeled on the PCB board as such. All you'll need to do is bridge the contacts with a bead of solder.
It could also be one of your screens causing the problem. If you've replaced one recently, the likely culprit is the smallest ribbon cable that connects your screen to the PCB board. If not inserted correctly, the same symptoms will occur. Make sure you insert the tiny ribbon ON TOP OF the black locking mechanism, not underneath it (though it Will insert underneath, but there will Not be contact).

Either scenario is a fairly easy and inexpensive fix (check out DealExtreme.com for parts and tools),

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I just took the battery out and held the "power on" button for about 1 minute. Then I put the battery back in and it works fine now.

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I did what Traderdmb did and it fixed it! I did take the battery out completely, blew out the compartment with some compressed air, then before putting the battery back in, with the ds plugged in, held power on for a good twenty seconds. Put battery back in turned it on, woohoo, red charging light and ds powered right up, it is now working perfectly. Thanks!

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This is a hardware issue. Can only be fixed through Nintendo.

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • Oobgarm May 13, 2008

    Tried fixing one with a different battery and different AC adapter, no luck.

  • Oobgarm May 13, 2008

    Turns out this is probably blown internal fuses. It's a relatively easy fix if you're good with a soldering iron, and there are tutorials online about how to disassemble the DS and perform the fix.

    However, it completely removes the fuse(s), so the system is basically unprotected and will become bricked/useless if a similar instance were to occur.

    If you're in warranty, get with Nintendo. If you're out of warranty and feel comfortable doing stuff like that, go for it. I personally am not that great with a soldering iron and performed the fix successfully.

    Just Google 'DS Lite Blown Fuse' and the first link is what I used.

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I had two times the problem, that I could not charge my DS Lite. The first time the orange LED keeps off when putting in the charging-cable.
The solution was to bridge the F1-fuse.
Now the orange LED flashed once when I plugged in the cable and then did go out and I could not turn on my DS Lite.
The solution was to bridge the fuse F2.

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This is surelly a hardware problem in the main board and WOULD be caused by blown fuses like F1 and F2.

But that is not always the solution, and you can have good fuses and still Orange Light.

Worst scenario when you find water damage (i.e. a white powder over the circuit board).

So dont get dissapointed if the solution is not easy as only soldering a jumper over the fuses. You might need a new main board.

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Orange light goes on and off... There's 3 thing that can gave you that trouble. First of all, it can be the coil just under your power switch. ( really thin solder) Usually it happen when the DS lite falls down. second thing... Blown fused see the F1 and F2 continuity. the Third thing can be the top screen ribbon. You need to change that screen if that happens. Usually a small transistor beside on the right of the game port ( upper one). If don't have any clue, send an email to services@mpxlive.com for a free repair analyse. Usually, theses problem can cost betwenn 35 to 60$ shipping not included (around 10$ shipping in Canada)

Hope that will help you

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I have a that problem last week i just consult the person where i buy my NDS lite he said that the problem is very common and to solve that i need to buy another battery to replace the old one then i tried it out and my DS got fix i charged it and its ok...
TIP: this is my only tip to all of you...when charging your DS wait until the battery is full or the red light is gone and before charging your DS make sure its on red light not green and never play it while on charging...thats all i hope its help
-TGMDwight

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    The only thing you need to do is to replace your battery with a new one thats the only problem

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    Dwight Sediego Apr 13, 2009

    just replace your old battery with a new one

    -TGMDwight

  • Dwight Sediego
    Dwight Sediego Apr 13, 2009

    just replace your battery with a new one

    -TGMDwight

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If it says that it is full charge that might be the problem

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My problem was the same - flash of orange light then nothing when I tried to charge the DS.

Did anyone who is having this problem happen to buy their DS on ebay, or in any way from another country?

For me, my problem was that the charger was American and would not work in Australia. It was basically the same as an Australian charger, and fit into the socket and all.

But I took it to Electronics Boutique and they told me it was American and sold me an Australian charger, which works perfectly.

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Issue here, plugged in power and got light for 1 second. I pulled the battery, and there are 4 copper prongs that touch the battery. They look like this

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It has happened to me too! it means it is fully charged or over charged. play the ds untill it needs to be charged and your problem should be solved!

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Same happened to me, could of sent it to nintendo but iv lost my reciept so they want to charge me £30 to fix it, cheaper option is to buy a NDS UGS-003 external charger (can pick them up for about £9 from Gameathlon.com) Charges the battery and works fine, only problem is i cant play and charge at the same time!

Posted on May 06, 2009

Mine dine the same and i fixed the fuses and it worked thanks for the info he is right about how to fix the fuse

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I had this same problem. IT WAS THE POWER CORD. The ORIGINAL cord was not frayed or anything. I purchased an IGO tip for nintendo ds and viola my system is charging again. I didn't invest in a nintendo cord because it is thin and apparently VERY fragile.

Good Luck

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It wont charge or turn on

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Jumped F2 fuse and the game works fine now!

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Its the ds all you have to do isbuy a nother one thats it

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What can i do because my d.s. lite wont turn on

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BUY A BATTERY CHARGER!! INSTEAD OF A WALL CHARGER CHARGE THE BATTERY!!!

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I opened my battery compartment up and found the battery had leaked and bits of the black outer coating where stuck to the inside of the ds. I'm planing on replacing it, if you're out of warranty it doesn't hurt to take a look.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

My ds wont charge it is dead i know my charger isnt broken when i turn it on the red light comes on the screan light up and then it all shuts off plzzz help

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    the same is happening to me did you fix it?
    Mine turns on but when i plug it in to the wall not even the orange light will flash nothing

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I had the same problem, i bought all new things but still no green flash, the orange goes on for 2 seconds


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someone help

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Thats What Keeps happening to mine! did you figure out what how to solve the problem?

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Same with my......the problem is the charing circuit you can get it replaced for $30-40aus. probably cheaper if you can do it your self

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

My ds works but won' charge!

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I had the same thing happen to my ds lite, and I only had it for 8 months. I thought it was the battery so i went to change it and the battery melted away so i pulled out the melted rubber/plastic. i put in a new battery and cleaned it and eveything but the orange light just stayed on a little longer. it still wouldnt turn on though. i mailed my ds in to nintendo and it was good as new with a new battery in 2 weeks. I got it back 2 days before i got gh-on tour.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

Mine does the same. just doesn't turn of full stop! it had to break just after the warranty has ended.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

Take the battery out and put it back in. you may get lucky like I did.

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MY NENTENDO DS KEEPS TURNING ON THE OF FOR SOME REASON


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Ds lite will not charge item shows red

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Maybe becuse you drop it somewhere and it wont charge or you charge it to much or maybe you can get a new i not sure but let soo


or you can go to the place you bought it a ask a person that works there

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i would reccomed a new charger, and if that doesnt work, then the charge spot on the DS is probably damaged, and you should take it to a game shop to have it shipped out and repaired.

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looks like you need to replace the AC adaptor , test the AC adaptor with a multimeter to check Voltage , if there is Voltage reading?? then you need to replace the battery. hope this helps & please rate, AJ

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SOURCE: NINTENDO DS LITE WON'T CHARGE OR POWER ON

you have to buy a new battery

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SOURCE: MY DS LITE WONT CHARGE, THE LED FASHES ONCE WHEN I

the rechargabe battery ran out of power. if you check in the ds manual, it say the battery is good for about 10,000 charges.

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looks like you need to replace the AC adaptor , test the AC adaptor with a multimeter to check Voltage , if there is Voltage reading?? then you need to replace the battery. hope this helps & please rate, AJ

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