Question about Nintendo DS Console
I begin saying that i'm italian,i haven't find solution of my matter in italy and for this i'm searching here.Sorry for my english at the first. :)
The matter is the following: My Nintendo DS won't turn on,when I take it in charge orange led turn on but the green one don't turn on.I see that it is a frequent problem.I hope you can help me.THANKSSSSS
Right i hope this helps as im having same problem. (my ds will charge but wont power up/ not even the binking green light when flicking the switch) so it isnt the fuse problem!!!! ive replaced my sons screen with a ebay screen and i did'nt insultate back of the new screen with electrical tape (o any1 who replaceing screen always insultate back of the new screen if it is'nt already done) so i have had to solder both F! andF2 fuse to get it working!! right now i have bought a ebay faulty nds and its not the fuses thats at fault (tested them with multimeter) the problem is a component labelled L2 thats situated directly under the power switch, apartently they are prone to fall off when nds is dropped. check yours out to see if it is still there (unfortunately mine isnt because the person i bought it from opened the nds and i assume has lost it. hope this helps in your quest to fix it. if any1 can tell me what the L2 component is and where i can get one (so i can solder it on and fix my nds) i would be greatful.thanks
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
Although your input is MUCH appreciated, what you say is in fact wrong for the following reasons.
1. 99% of charging equipment have AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF that prevents over charging and battery damage etc..
2. The DS would switch on whilst plugged in even if the battery was defective!
So i hope this clarifies the situation.
(how do i know?? I design batteries and charger / equipment for a living!) ;-)
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
If you look at this page it all becomes clear. Just done it to my sons and it works perfectly
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Had the same problem, but i fixed it myself. It sounds like the fuse ( F2) is blown on the circuit board. Have you had the ds open at anytime ? if so ,did you put the black sponge/foam back in place between the touch screen and the circuit board? if not , this will blow the fuse. if you look at the circuit board just past midway top right there is two small silver dots. ( F2 ). this should have a very thin piece of fuse wire linking them both, if not then the fuse has blown. Solder a piece of solder and "arch it" and drag from one dot to the other so it forms a link. Try it , it worked a treat on mine . Let me know if it works
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Hello Mr Italiono.First of all let me say I didnt not know that they sold DS's in italy.Second of all mine has the same problem but I got by it.You need a new battery.It sounds unnecisary and annoying but you do.What happend is you,weather or not you knew it,You were charging the battery after it had full batery.And you may or may not have played it while it charged.For futer reference that is a big no no.The battery is only about 30 dollars the last I checked.I dont know about how much that is in Euros but hopefully you can figure the math out.
Posted on May 12, 2009
Call Nintendo @ 1800-255-3700
Or Go to nintendo.com
Hope I Helped
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
OK this is definately the L2 inductor, located next to power switch.. usually happens after a drop. but even if you have the piece after the drop and open the case, you prob cant get it to solder on because no leads, but you can just bridge the gap easily enough...
might also want to try a "circuit writer pen" (used to get at radio shack) if you have no solder skills.. this will do the job just as well...
Posted on May 02, 2010
Have you tried replacing the battery? Depending on how old it is, the battery may be messed up. You can buy a new battery here.
Just use a small screw driver to unscrew the battery cover. The battery slides out. Put in the new battery and screw the screw back in.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
Hi there. The tiny silver ribbon... Is it the one that connects near the ds game slot and the wifi unit on the pcb? If so, use a very small driver to prise the black part of the plug upwards towards you from the back of the plug. That is, the end of the plug nearest the wifi unit. You can then locate the ribbon in the slot and snap the plug back together again. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
I have just tried to change the shell of my ds lite but as on putting it back together, the bottom screen has two ribbons, a gold one and a timy silver one, well the silver one has come out of its place, how can i get it back in, anyone any ideas please??
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Take out the charger and turn on the DS green led will be there
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Why not get a new ds
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Ok my ds did the same but if you change the (f1) and (f2) to touch each other with wire it works .................................................hope you find this helpful :D
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
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!
Posted on May 13, 2008
i also had same problem and gameathlon solved it wow you can buy it here http://www.gameathlon.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Nintendo+ds+battery&x=0&y=0
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
It most likely needs a new fuse. I replaced a fuse mine and it solved the very same problem. Note however, that these fuses are smaller then the letters in this sentence, and require some soldering experience to replace.
If you want to try this, let me know and I'll walk you through how to open it up and test the fuses (requires a continuity tester)
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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