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Ds proplem my left key does not work

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  • Robertlane Mar 31, 2008

    yes the button pops in and out normally but does not perform.

  • Frank Gant
    Frank Gant May 11, 2010

    Does the button stick in or does it pop back out after being pushed?


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The button that is soldered to the board is likely either broken or the solder joint has come loose. If the DS is less than a year old contact Nintendo for a free replacement. If it's older than that you can open it up and resolder the button or replace the button which would require you to desolder the old one and solder in a new one. You can also simply sell the unit as broken on ebay and apply that money toward a new one if you don't feel comfortable taking the system apart. The DS Lite is easily broken when taking it apart and everything has to be just right for it to go back together. If you have more questions let me know.

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Error code 051310

Here is the info that may help you...
Error Code: 051310

Our experience has shown that this error message is typically caused by WEP Key issues. Please read the following information:

* Check Nintendo's router info for special notes, if available, for your router.
1. Click here to go to our Wireless Router Configuration page.
2. Use the drop-down box on the left to select, if available, your router manufacturer.
3. Click on your router's model number, if available.
4. Read any "special notes" at the top of the router's page. Many issues can be solved by changing settings described in the "special notes."

* Are you using WEP security on your router?
1. Log into the router using the default IP (consult your router's manual for assistance)
2. If you are using 64-bit encryption, the WEP Key must be a 10-character key consisting of numbers or letters A through F.
3. If you are using 128-bit encryption, the WEP Key must be a 26-character key consisting of numbers or letters A through F.
4. The WEP Key must be a Hexadecimal (1-9, A-F, no other special characters or letters).
5. Verify they are using the WEP Key in the first (#1) slot. Even though their router may have multiple slots, the Nintendo DS is only compatible with the WEP Key in slot #1.

* Check to see if your router is using MAC filtering.
1. Log into the router using the default IP.
2. Find the section for MAC Filtering (typically under "Security").
3. If MAC Filtering is on ("enabled"), enter the Nintendo DS?s MAC address to the list of approved MAC address. For info on locating the DS?s MAC address, click here.

For instructions on how to find the MAC address for Nintendo DSi, click here.
(For assistance with locating the MAC Filtering section of your router's setup tool, please consult the router's manual or contact the manufacturer.)
* Nintendo DS / DS Lite only:Check to see if your router is set to "g only" mode. In order to work with the Nintendo DS, the router must be set to "mixed" or "b and g".

If you are still unable to connect, please call 1-800-255-3700 in the USA or Canada for more information.

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ok take a blow duster and spray it in to it and it will work but u will need to still use a lot of force on it.

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This needs to be done with a proper soldering iron, not the one in my garage!

Easy way to get it done, buy a new trigger from eBay ( and take the part and your DS Lite (remove the covers to expose the switch, see YouTube for more help, 10 minutes work) to your local TV repair shop and ask them to solder the part onto your DS. They will usually charge a nominal amount and you DS is fixed!

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