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My NINTENDO DS won't turn on! HELP! I'm desperate!

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

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  • magic90 Feb 16, 2008

    are there nobody?

  • magic90 Feb 18, 2008

    i have tried to replece the battery but it isn't happened anything,the DS won't still turn on.

  • magic90 Feb 21, 2008

    i don't see the image of the circuit.where is?

  • magic90 Feb 21, 2008

    the fuse seems not damnaged.how can i test it?

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    my ds wont turn on n i keep charging it for hrs and days but it wont turn on please help me im desprate.

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    same as those guys. The orange charging light will turn on, but the screens themselves will not. It's not a battery problem, it's the DS itself.

  • Aman 0 Sep 28, 2008

    Can u help please!

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    my ds wont turn on either im so bummed i just got a new game too : (

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    it just wont turn on and i just bought 3 new games for it

  • tcmlennon Nov 04, 2008

    I am have the same problem. I have charged my DS and when i go to turn it on, the green lite goes on and then the top screen flashes and it turns off. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I charged my ds all last night and still wont turn on! I dropped in the snow and it wouldn't turn on. WHAT DO I DO?????

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    hlpe me

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    ds will not turn on, well we have 2 withn the same problem

  • george sack Feb 27, 2009

    me to but kinda different my when it goes to the title screeen it shuts it self of

  • george sack Feb 27, 2009

    my goes to the title screen then shuts it self off

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    my DS will not turn on even after i charge it !!!!!!!!! i love playin my and i need it plat it or i will DIE help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i just won't turn on and it's gharged all the way

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    ok my frend tried to put some thing called R4 in my DS and now the stupid thing wont turn on, please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    my DS lite won;t turn on, the screen flashes and then nothing....

  • callawaykane Apr 05, 2009

    me 2 the charger light comes on but the ds wont

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

     my ds wont turn on. but when i connect the charger it will turn orange. after it is charged then it wont turn on

  • ruld6 Apr 18, 2009

    my ds is broken its fully charged and i still cant get it to turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    My DS would turn on and then off in a couple of seconds (after I replaced the top screen). It turned out that it was the ribbons not sitting all the way in the socket, even though they looked like they were sitting OK.

    Hope that helps

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    my ds keeps turning off in the middle of a game and it wont charge

  • kirk smith Dec 01, 2011

    i don't know what my ds is thinking my ds wont turn on even though the battery is fully charged and the screen sometimes goes blak

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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

  • eddynoneck Mar 28, 2009

    found out what the L2 component is. its called a L2 inductor and costs £2.85 off ebay. you need good soldering skills and a 15watt solder iron fitted with a needle tip to solder it on

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@seritath

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!) ;-)

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If you look at this page it all becomes clear. Just done it to my sons and it works perfectly

http://www.m3wiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_DS_Lite_:_Repair_a_broken_console_%28blown_fuse%29

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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

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  • igorbab Feb 21, 2008

    http://www.m3wiki.com/index.php/Nintendo...



    follow the above link . let me know how you get on

  • igorbab Feb 21, 2008

    if the fuse wire is still present then the fuse has not blown. Before this problem started to happen did the screen flick on and straight off again? Maybe one of the two small ribbons has come out of the little clips( on the right side of the circuit board, underneath the big one ) be careful with the clips though they can break easily. Just flick the top bit up on the big clip , slide big ribbon out. slide the two black shutters open and push the two tiny ribbons back in place then close the shutters back up fully.( tthe ribbons slide back in nearer the top and not to the bottom ) then clip big ribbon back in again. try that, let me know

  • Gamer freak Dec 14, 2010

    Help!!! My ds won't turn on and when I try to charge it , the charger light came on for a spit second And then went off . I tried changing he battery but it still won't come on and before it went off the first time , the light wasn't the color it was supposed to be instead of green or red it was a weird orange color and befor you say it was the charger it wasn't.

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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.

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Call Nintendo @ 1800-255-3700
Or Go to nintendo.com
Hope I Helped

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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??

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Take out the charger and turn on the DS green led will be there

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Why not get a new ds

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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

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

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

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SOURCE: Nintendo ds orange charge light flicker on then off . no power when try to switch on

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

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SOURCE: nintendo ds stopped working. Unit will not power

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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