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DS Powering On

One of our DS's will not turn on. I have plugged in the recharge cord, and let it charge overnight. When I try to turn it on, the green light comes on briefly, and the bottom screen flickers, but then the game turns off.

I have taken the battery out of this DS, and put the battery in a new DS, and that DS works. I have also taken the battery from a DS that works, and put it in the malfunctioning DS, and it does the same thing--green light comes on and bottom screen flickers, but nothing happens.

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  • DOUBLESNIPE Apr 27, 2008

    My ds will not turn on. The green light wont even come on. it just stopped turning on!! i plug a charger into the unit and it shows a constant orange. It was charged the previous night before. P L E A S E   H E L P !   !  !

  • Jake Cornjo
    Jake Cornjo Aug 17, 2008

    I have a Nintendo ds lite, suddonly while i was playin it on charge (yes thats right i was playin it while it was on charge, so theres no way it can be flat) it turned ooo i tried to turn the ds on again, it went on for about a second then turned off again.

    At last from all these times from turning it on it stayed on !!! I tried to turn the nds off again but it wouldnt turn off, i tried a million times to turn it off but it just wouldnt turn off. I took the batery out and put it back in which restarted the system, i turned the nds on again, it Worked, i thought it was fixed !!! UNTIL i tried to turn it off again, it still wont turn off !!!!!

    so i decided to play my r4ds, ( will the r4ds have anything to do with it???)
    while i was playing Worms: Open Warfare 2 the nds turned off again....WTF?? And now evry now and get it turns off automatically while playing a game, But i still CAN'T Turn it off by the power Switch!!!!

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Hi, if the bottom screen briefly comes on with a white screen. There is a issue with the top screen, it is either the top screen itself or if there is damage to the hinge it will more than likely be the cheaper option the ribbon cable that threads though the hinge to the top screens PCB board.

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