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Blank/Frozen Screen Hi I wonder if you can help please. My daughter's nintendo ds has been displaying a blank (white) screen when switched on, ocassionally it comes on after switching it on and off about 12 times, but after about 5 minutes the screen freezes and the console has to be switched off again - any idea what can be wrong. Thanks

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  • linnymc May 26, 2008

    Hi



    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. It's both screens which are blank when switched on, and both screens which freeze. It seems to happen with both DS and GBA games.



    I'm not sure what a aftermarket card or an R4 card is? can you maybe explain.



    Thanks again for your help

  • Bob Kochis May 11, 2010

    Which screen is having the problem? Does the problem happen with DS games or GBA games only?

    Also, are you using any aftermarket cards like an R4 or similar card?

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Has your console been dropped recently? It sounds like a loose capacitor on the mother board. Five minutes is long enough for it to heat up and pull away from the circuit board.

Sorry, you will need to send the console to be repaired. You can find a number of reputable repair sites on the Internet.

(Since you asked the question, the emphasis is for anyone who may read this).
An after market or R4 card is used to 'backup' games and for other uses, mostly for pirated games. One of the problems with aftermarket cards is that people flash the bios and this fouls things up immensely. When you flash the bios, you are actually rewriting the software that controls the processor. ALL DS LITE CONSOLES DO NOT NEED THE BIOS FLASHED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!! All of the after market cards will handle the software changes when started.



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