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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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My ds lite just switched off and it was charged


Hi, so if you try switching on the ds lite, nothing at all happens ??
Does the green light flash even if it is for like a split second.If it does then it is more likely top be a blown fuse. If 1 of your screens flicker also, this could be your problem as the ds will not start up with a broken screen. Please advise

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    • 1 Turn off the Nintendo DS, and place it on the charger. Leave the device for 45 minutes to allow it to gain a full charge, and then power it back on. Weak Nintendo ds lite batteries may cause screen flicker.
    • 2 Turn off the DS, and remove all game cartridges. Turn the system back on to launch the main menu.
    • 3 Click the small sun icon to open the brightness menu. Adjust the brightness level using your stylus. Turn it up to max to improve back lighting.
    • 4 Check that the Nintendo DS is open and in the locked position. It must be open to its default position to operate properly.

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The bottom screen flashes an then the green light goes off new top screen is needed very common on ds lite i repair them for a living an can sort yours for about 18 quid
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If your booting to a GBA game, there us a setting in the machine BIOS to tells it to use the top or bottom screen. You can access it by taking out the games and booting the unit.

If your booting a DS game, it should display on both. If not, it is possible a wire has come loose on the display (or the screen went bad).

You can try and check for the wire yourself or take it to a repair shop. If you bought it recently call Nintendo.

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One or both your screens have blown.

Try removing the motherboard from the screens and attach the battery the green light should turn on and stay on.

Now attach the lower screen and turn on. If the screen is ok the screen and green light will flash and then turn off. (if the screen doesn't flash the bottom screen is you're problem and will have to be replaced)

If this happens the problem is then you're top screen which you will have to replace.

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yes it is fixable sounds like your fault is with the top screen are the hinges ok has it been dropped.

most green light and screen flashes point to a defective screen or connection on the mother board or sometimes fuses. id start with checking the motherboard connection if its ok check the fuses if all is ok buy a new top screen and replace it.

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Make sure the battery pack is charged. The power indicator LED should light red or green depending on how much charge is in the battery. ? Turn the power off. Wait a few moments, then turn the power on. ? Turn the power off. Remove game and reinsert it, then turn the power on. ? If you are using the AC Adapter, make sure it is securely connected to both the Nintendo DS and the wall outlet.

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You are going to have to send it so that they can reset your system. Also, it could be that it is working but there is a short to your LCD screen. look around at some companies that fix gameing equipment. I went to www.cherryfusion.com and they fixed my sons DS. he had dropped it and the top screen would not come out. they had to change out the LCD screen.

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