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Unit won't turn on !

Hi, Just replaced the external case, when you slide the switch to turn the unit on, the green light comes on for only 3 seconds then turns off, any idea what the problem could be?

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Thanks to SOD69. Fuse1 was the work around for my problem: Fully loaded battery but not possible to switch on Nintendo DS lite. I decided to take the risk and just short cutted the F1. SOD69 is absolutelly correct, the fuse has its reason to be there. But usually, this type of fuses shouldn´t blow up, anyhow poor design of Nintendo. Let's see how long the Nintendo DS lite works now.... Thanks again, and good luck. Egon

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Hi,
This could be due to several things, the main ones being:

1) One of the screens is either not correctly connected or has devlouped a fault... If one of the screens flickers after you switch it on and just before the green light goes out then the screen that doesn't flicker is causing the problem, firstly try reconnecting it and if that doesn't work you will have to replace it, both screens are avaliable for a reasonable fee on ebay, search for either "DS lite top screen" or DS lite bottom screen".

2) Locate the inductor labled "L2" if this is missing then you will need to either solder it back on if you can find it or else you can buy another one again on ebay for a reasonable fee, search for "DS lite L2".

3) If both the above fail then chances are you have blown a fuse, if you can charge the DS then it is not your "F1" fuse in which case you will only need to replace the "F2" fuse, firstly desolder the old fuse and then solder on the replacement fuse, this should solve the issue. If however the charging light stays on for a very brief time (i.e 1-2secs) then you will have to replace the "F1" fuse, locate the "F1" fuse and follow the sames steps stated for the "F2" fuse. These fuses are also found on ebay, search for "ds lite fuse" and buy the quantity you require.

If you don't have access to soldering equipment or are unable to solder these very small parts (i.e fuse dimensions - 1.5 mm x 0.8 mm and the "L2" inductor dimensions - 2.5mm x 1.8mm x 1.8mm) The is a product called wire glue which is avaliable from ebay (located in the USA) which is fantastic as it is a glue with conductive properties.

You may find guides that tell you to "bridge" the fuses and "L2" inductor but I would strongly advise against this, afterall they are there for a reason and just think what damage would have happend if that fuse hadn't have blown.

Here is an image for the location of the fuses, also if you look just under the power switch you will see the "L2" inductor:
http://www.xdupe.com/assets/images/nintendo_ds/tutorials/ds_lite_fuse/usg-cpu-x3_fuses.jpg

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

Regards,
SOD69

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Chances are you damaged the ribbon cable going to the top screen. You will have to replace the top screen now

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SOURCE: Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on

ve you dropped it a few times or spilled water on it, if you have then thats the problem i sugeest that you try and get it fixed or if a friend whos an expert on this stuff

Hope this helps!!

p.s shake it if you hear a rattling noise then thats causing the problem

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SOURCE: Nintendo DS will not stay on.

your problem is a blown fuse, either the F1 or F2 fuse. There are 2 solutions

1. Sell it on eBay! this is by far the easiest thing to do. there are many people out there that buy, fix, and then resell DS's as a living, but if you want to give it a try, then go to number 2

2. You can repair one or both of the fuses, which requires skill, a meter, a soldering rod, and a lot of time and patience

if you want to go ahead and try to solder the fuses, then just notify me and I will go into very specific detail for you about this difficult procedure

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