Ds screens dont power up, fuses are ok and l2 inductor still in tact, anyone any ideas?
Hello, sorry for the long time you waited for an answer but i just came across it but i too have been battling with this problem for two years now, i too have two ds's lite that charge correctly and if the power switch its trurned on the power indicator turns on and stays on as long as the battery lasts but there's no boot of the system whatsoever, i also checked both fuses and the L2 inductor and they are fine, since i think its a power problem or better a power inductor problem i concentraded over the tho power inductors next to the headphones connector also called L5 and L6.
I have applied pressure over them and even with the console closed voilá, it turned on the screens and passed to the suspension mode. Opened it up and securely holded the battery in place with one hand and flexed a bit the board on the inductors conner while turning the switch on and it booted fine and entered the settings screens fine, so my best shot is that one or both L5 and L6 are faulty, perhaps cold solder joints, but my advise would be to swap them with new inductors, im still searching for them so i'd appreciate if someone finds them cheap, ebay perhaps? tomorrow i'll try to resolder the inductors to see if I'm in luck.
This is a tip for those who have a ds lite with the following simptoms: charges fine, the green led light turns on and stays on, both displays stay blank/black, there's no startup/boot sound, the screens are fine, both fuses are fine and the l2 is also fine.
There are the rare occasions that the ds might boot once in a while, mostly when the ds is flexed near the headphone connector corner, this only indicates that it has the same problem as mentioned above.
Good luck and good repairings!
Aug 10, 2010 |
Nintendo DS Lite Console