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Nintendo DS Won't turn on . The screen flashes once then nothing.

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  • sagasaki Sep 27, 2008

    I just replaced my DS Lite bottom LCD screen. After, I found out I blew a fuse. Now that It has been repaired, I try and ressemble the case, and it shuts down as soon as I put the screws back in. Upon further investegation, I found that if I apply pressure to the area aroudn the Wi-Fi chip, it will short out or something and stop working. It's not a problem with the wi-fi chip itself, as i've already taken it out and tried it with same results. I don't know what's causing it. Anyone else have this problem?



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Is the battery fully charged? if it is and the problem has just recently occured...has the unit been taken apart? when assembled there is a chance the battery is not making proper contact.

If the unit has not been taken apart....not been knocked or bumped or dropped....either the ribbon cable within the hinge has become damaged through use...OR the motherboard is damaged.

try holding the battery compartment cover and apply a little pressure....does this help? NOT TOO MUCH PRESSURE.

switch on.....move top screen slightly...any change?

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

  • john savage Feb 16, 2008


    I gave one link as someone asked how to take the DS lite apart. Check the link below. Check out any of my messages regarding the DS...

    If screen only flashes once and battery charged do as I said with cover put a LITTLE PRESSURE ON...?? still not.? you may have the ribbon cable on the motherboard not making proper contact...or the ribbon is broken ?? If you are a bit of a do you feel about trying to repair the unit...OR at least check it out? if screens are all connected the screens themselves maybe damaged..???.

    You can get new screens on ebay...Please dont take apart if you dont feel confident enough...take it for repair or send it..



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