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Nitendo DS wont boot up

When you switch it on, the green power light comes on, the top screen flashs and it turns back off?

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  • panjinx Jun 13, 2008

    it dont stay on even when plugged into the wall and I removed the battery and tried to plug it in the wall with the battery out and it wont even turn on then, but Im still thinking Ill try a new battery in it to see if it fixes the problem before I do anything else. Thanks for the suggestion

  • bbchung Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem after I replace the shell. I throught the ribbon cable not seating right but it is not, I have replace another battery form a working DS, doesn't seem to help as well, but is was running before I replace the shell, because the hinge crack thats why I need to replace it.

  • MattWhite Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem, replaced casing as son broke hinges clean off. Checked cables multi times, tried wit AC aswell as Battery but both will not boot. I will check if there is a fuse on ds like on ds lite around POWER button. will get back to you soon.

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This happened to my old ds. If the battery thing is not helping then here is my advice.
It might be the wires. If you have a warranty you can get it fixed/replaced for free. If not then it can cost $90 or more to get it fixed or $60 to get a new DS.

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It probably needs a new battery. Does it worked when it's plugged into an electrical outlet?

If it does, the battery can no longer hold a charge and has to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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