When try to charge my ds light the orange light only blinks for .5 second. ive tried different outlets already, and wiggling. hell i even tried praying. but nothing works. can i fix this without returning it?
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Re: charging my ds lite
You shouldn't try to fix it if it still is under warranty. Return it right away for a new one. If it's not under warranty, let me know and I will give you some options to try to get it working. Please let me know your situation with the warranty and I would be happy to help.
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Is the light blinking while you wiggle the plug? If so there are one of two problems one is that your cord is broke. Or two the jack on your DS is broken. Try replacing the cord first as it is cheaper.
the ds lite sounds as if it,s damaged.
the problem with using adapters from other consoles, is that if the output voltage is higher, or the polsrity is different. the ds will be damaged. if you look at the back or underside of the ds. it should say for example. DC 9v. if you have used a 10-12 Volt charger, this has damaged the consoles mainboard fuses.
the other thing is the polsrity. whether the inner or outer section of the connecting plug is positive/inner and negative outer.
this can be viewed with a round symbol. with a plus in the centre or outer edge of the connector.
the only way, to get it working properly, if it isn,t already damaged is to get a charger of identical voltage and pin/polsrity.
I know that this is probably not the answer you guys want to hear about this issue...
You're going to have to contact Nintendo and make good on your warranty on this one. Just tell them that the unit is no longer charging and that you 'don't know why'. They should have no real problem replacing it for you.
This is most likely an internal electronics issue that no expert here is going to be able to advise on.
Unfortunately the internet still isn't good enough that we can do solder jobs over our internet connections. :P
=THIS IS NOT A PROPOSED FIX. DO NOT RATE ME FOR IT= Otherwise, if you wish to persist in trying to fix your problem, the only thing that I can tell you is to either try using someone else's charger adapter, buy a new adapter OR use an adapter that works and hold it at different positions in the DS Lite to see if any position will charge it. If you are succesful at charging it in this manner then the port you plug the charger into may be loosened.
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