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Onceturned on, the green light goes on, the touch screen flashes white, then it all turns off.

I have read other posts, but after trying some steps, my DS is still dysfunctional. I noticed a strange thing, which makes me wonder exactly where the problem is located, but if I jam the upper lid far back, I used to be able to get it to turn on, only if the lid didn't move. After quite a few times of doing this, it stopped working at all, and only does the quick power on, power off problem that many people have. I have checked every connector I could access, and checked the wring. All seems fine. I would gladly appreciate any help. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    The problem is the screen ribbon. Once you disassemble, good luck trying to make it functunal again. Very frustrating

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I can't keep my DS on long enough to get a screen go to the white menu. Just as Nicane said, the screen flashes and then dead. Even if i leave the DS flat on a table and turn it on and don't move/touch it, still just turns off.

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    My DS works but the top screen is all blurry and my top part is moving around and would not stay in one place.


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If you have taken the ds part then when you have put it back together u may not have pushed the ribbons back in its slot enough even tho it may seem you have try this it shud work if not then u have blown the r1 and r2 fuses

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

Hi just bought a replacement screen for my ds and had the same problem. Ds powers on, screen flashes and turns off. Anyways googled the problem and found your posts. Went back to my ds and looked closer, when plugging the screen connector in make sure it is completely flush with the clasp, i might look ok but its not, push it in further. THaNKS GUYS

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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You might only have a loosen screen ribbon cable.

If not careful while taking out the top screen ribbon you can damage it causing blank screens and finally the DS wont work.

The solution to a broken top screen ribbon is to replace the whole screen in DS lite or buy the ribbon cable in the DS fat and replace.

If the broken top screen ribbon is caused by broken hinge then you should replace the shell also to avoid other broken screen.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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