Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
I had the Same problem on my wifes DS. First problem was that it kept swithing itself off, so sent it to Nintendo for repair. Within a week it was broken again.
This time the green light was coming on, but no sound and no sign of life in the screens.
Well, I'd already had to pay nintendo for the first fix (different region, no warranty, apparrently). So I thought seeing as it's out of warranty anyway, why not open it up and have a look.
To open it you need specailist tools, I don't recommend it if you've never done anything like it before.
Anyways, the bios chip was no longer connected to the main PCB. I simply plugged it back in and added some slips of post it note to stop it coming off again.
You can see in the picture, the chip easily plugs back onto that white clip on the board.
Once it was back on. the DS has been working fine.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Dont bridge the fuses!!! BAD idea!!!
replace them or have them replaced
I repair all aspects of ds faults,
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Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Ok.....if the bottom screen flashes and the top on stays black you need a new top screen.......if the top screen flashes and the bottom screen stays black then you need a bottom screen.
you can get the ds lite screens on ebay, they cost about 20.00 each.
hope this helps!!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
If the ribbon cable for the touch screen isn't connected the DS will not work at all. This clip is often messed up after someone opens the DS. You never never never want to remove the touch screen ribbon cable unless there is no other choice.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
When the DS comes on , the screen flashes and then it goes off, usually means the top screen is faulty and/or one of the onboard fuses has blown. You may need to have these replaced.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
I also have problem like this, but bridging the on board fuse fixed the problem.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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i had the same problem, the light would come on and for a split second you'd see a blue screen on the bottom and then it poweres down again. its because the thin ribbion cable is not plugged in all the way. On the white connector where the ribbon plugs in , there is a little black door that clamps down on the cable keeping it inplace. make sure youve clamped it down or it will fall out. I thought i had it plugged in well there too ,but when i powered it up i had your problem so i opened it up and found that the ribbon wasnt in all the way, and then it would power up, but my touch screen was unreponsive. i think i chiped something on the mother board. hope that helps
Posted on Aug 18, 2007
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It's not likely to be battery, but fracture in ribbon cable to top screen causing this. Both screens must be connected or you get the symptom you've explained.
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
Top LCD's flex cable that passes through right-hand hinge into bottom part of case will be damaged or not properly seated in its connector socket.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: broken nintendo ds lite screen
Contact Nintendo about product warrenty. If it is still under warrenty, I highly suggest you send it to them for them to repair. If the warrenty has expired, you can contact Nintendo to check for replacement parts or to find out their policies on equipment repairs.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
When you boot the Nintendo DS you can change the illumination settings in the main menu.
One the main menu, you will find a sunny symbol in the lower left corner of the screen. Click on that and you should be able to change the level of illumination. If you are also wondering if you can change the brightness during game play, you can't. Games such as Mario 64 DS come with support for brightness change but otherwise you have to do it before game play.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
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