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Charging my ds lite

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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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.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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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.

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Quite honestly...

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.

===DO NOT RATE ME FOR THIS POST. IF YOU GIVE ME A POOR RATING FOR THIS POST I WILL DISPUTE IT WITH THE FIXYA STAFF AND ASK THAT IT BE REMOVED. I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM BUT AM GIVING YOU ADVICE ON WHAT YOUR BEST BET IS. I WILL however accept a GOOD rating if it is given - naturally. LOL===

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