Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console

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  • nix82 Apr 01, 2008

    Can anyone help my son dropped his only half a meter and now it will not turn on with batteries or a power cable!! Any one know where they can be fixed?

  • amieethewag Aug 19, 2008

    just will not power up at all

  • brian C red Sep 08, 2008

    it seems to charge ,but when you knock it on it only flashes and then goes off straight away

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    i thot i was the only only one :(

  • vinnyq513 Nov 15, 2008

    at first the top screen wasnt working because the right hinge broke off because it as dropped
    then i tried twisting and turning it in different directions
    but as i was doing this, i think i plugged something out of its place inside the ds
    i turned it on, then the green light flashed but went away a few seconds later

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    my ds does not turn on i think it is beacuse of action replay

  • jeffschndr24 Nov 29, 2008

    got this ds lite for 5$ and this **** ripped me off and the power light turns on for 6 seconds

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have the older DS model. I bought it after the ds lite came out, but preferred  this one because it is bigger. Looking forward to upgrading to the DSI later 2009, which has many upgrades to the current lite. Anyhoo... I've always taken very good care of my DS, but sometime earlier this year I left it in my car glove box for awhile. It was not very hot, not enough to harm it anyway... . When I returned, it would not turn on despite being fully charged. I've never had a problem with the battery life either. Then sometime later, it miraculously started working! Weird. This happened again after it sustained a minor drop ( and don't ridicule me cause eventually EVERYONE will drop their DS at sometime. It's just natural.). It only started working again after I gently thumped the back of the device. Gently. Bingo. It started working again perfectly, after-which I played some bingo. That was a while ago, but now it stopped working again! ****. It dropped a distance of about 1 1/2 feet from my bed to my soft rug, while it was on. That might be important ( if it is, I was also playing pokemon diamond just barely disconnected from pokemon battle revolution. Maybe the wireless connectivity to the wii has something to do with it?). Once again it was fully charged with no previous battery life problems. I must admit the battery life on my DS at least rocks. I thumped it again (ha-ha) but to no avail! I found an itty-***** phillips screw driver and carefully opened the battery compartment. Every thing looked great, I even took it out and cleaned the connections, put everything back together.No good.( I think it's safe to say that the battery is not the problem. I don't see the point of replacing the battery when I know it's not the problem.) I thump. no good. THUMP. no good. I don't want to hit it harder, so I think I'm in trouble. If you're STILL reading this KUDOS. What do I do now? I really want to fix it myself, since the DS is not worth the price to fix it. But I don't to get a new one since this one stores all my wfc data for mario kart and other games, and the DSI comes out 2009! Wouldn't make since to get a lite now. So if you can offer any advice, I will appreciate so much! Other wise, it's gonna be a long wait for the DSI in later part 2009. Thank you for taking the time to read my description. - j

  • devinh1997 Feb 10, 2009

    my ds will charge, but it will not turn on.

  • Elizabeth Rendon Feb 14, 2009

    Thinking it was the battery which caused my Nintendo DS to turn on, I bought a new battery. When I replaced battery, I charged it for couple of hours and Nintendo DS was not able to turn on. When I pluged the AC adapter to the DS only one charging light was on (orange) Mean while it was charging the charging light turned off after couple of minutes.

  • goatvenom May 11, 2010

    i have the same problem but i dont know if it was droped


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My ds lite is broken when i was playing it just turned off it wont turn on please help me please

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  • tahmeena Aug 05, 2008

    thank you


Send it back to the shop you got it from and the people will send your ds to the people that make ds and it will get fixed for 50 pound or somtimes even nothing

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Any gaming repair shop will be willing to repair it for a fee, depending on whats wrong with it they might not even charge you, or if you havnt had it that long get a replacement from where you bought it from, if you cant find a gaming repair shop visit there you will be able to send off you ds for repairs

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