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Orange power light comes on when you charge the ds but it will not switch on

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This is due to the L2 inductor chip either being faulty or fallen off of the board. It is very common for these chips to come off the board if the ds is dropped. Below is an image showing the L2 inductor chip. There are lots of guides of how to take apart your DS. You could look one of these up and check the inductor chip is still present.

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Does your DS lite refuse to charge?
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Has your DS stopped switching on with no green light at all?
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Remove the DS lites base plate (for a guide on how to do this see my other tips and tricks) and locate F1 and F2 (see pics)
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*Bridge - A solid connection made over or around the fuse thus bypassing it.

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I got my DS in 2009 april, then on september i lost my charger then on march 2010 i found my charger then i found out i could'nt find my DS anymore a few months later i found my DS i charged then it...


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If the amber LED comes on to indicate that the battery is charging then the battery should be fully charged within 3 hours. If the DS does not switch on after charging then the battery may be faulty. It can be removed by opening the cover on the bottom of the DS.
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or
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Best option, and what I did, was was just return/exchange it. I just did that today.

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