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DS Lite battery will not charge.

The DS Lite battery will not charge. I replaced the battery and it worked for a day or so, then it died. I tried to charge it with the old charger. It would not. I replaced the charger. I tried again - The new charger would not charge the replacement battery. Is there something disconnected or burnt out between the battery and the charger connection. If so, what are my options? It is older than an year, so I assume it is out of warranty. Is it worth opening up? It seems to require a specialized screw-driver - a triwing screwdriver. How would I get a hold of one in Ottawa no stores seem to carry them(Radio Shack, Walmart, Zellars, Best Buy, Future Shop, Blacks[same screwdriver appears to be used for certain cameras]). I don't want to order on-line. Are there any other options that I should explore?

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    My Nintendo DS lite, a gift on May 2nd, will not charge.  I live in Europe and got it from US.  What can I do?



  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    battery won't hold a charge

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Unfortunately, online is the only place to get the triwing screwdriver. There are several Canadian sites to get them (which I did), if that is your concern, otherwise ebay.
Please examine you power jack on the console. Maybe there is something broken or loose in there. Possibly, the power pin lifted off the board and may need to be resoldered. Opening up the unit is your only choice. I have opened up several units.
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/how-to-disassemble-a-ds-lite-in-minutes

Posted on May 05, 2008

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