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My DS Lite will power in if I have charger connected but...

My DS Lite will power in if I have it connected to the charger... it may take a few tries but it will come on but if I unplug it from charger it will just shut off.

It's as if the battery isn't sending any juice to it at all and I've tried another battery from a different DS Lite.

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Hmmm, if as you say another battery makes no difference it can only be a few things.

Try giving the battery terminals a clean up? Give them a bit of a scrape with a small knife or scalpel to bring them to a shine.

If that doesnt work it could be a bit more serious like a fuse (although if a fuse is blown you wouldnt get any power to it at all) which makes it sound doubtful.

If you are local to Bedfordshire, UK you can always bring it over to me and I can have a look at it for you. Ive fixed dozens of DS lites and have never come across one that i've been unable to repair yet.


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