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Ds lite F1 & F2 fuses

Hello mate.I have been looking everywhere to buy a replacement fuse for my Ds but I cant seem to find one anywhere.Can you give me a direct link to the actual fuse I need and where to buy it.Cheers

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My son had not used his nintendo DS for some time but when he went to charge the battery, the light shined orange for a short while and then cut off.


I think its the fuse thats the problem. Try testing both the f1 and f2 fuses with a multimeter, chances are that one of the fuses have blown. Instead of replacing the fuses you can buy
a battery charger for the ds lite. search "Battery Charger for Nintendo dsl" on ebay It should
cost about $5.49

Feb 26, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite fuse replacement F1 F2


Hi,

Does your DS lite refuse to charge?
Does the orange charge light not come on at all?
Has your DS stopped switching on with no green light at all?
Well this is the guide for you.

Remove the DS lites base plate (for a guide on how to do this see my other tips and tricks) and locate F1 and F2 (see pics)
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F1- Charging fuse. Change this one if you have the following issue:
Orange light doesn't come on at all when the charger is inserted and a battery connected.

F2- Console power fuse. Change this one if you have the following issue:
The DS lite console charges but refuses to power on.

If you find that the DS lite console neither charges or switches on i.e. no lights come on, not even for a brief time you can replace both fuses and it "should" resolve the issues, however, I cannot guarantee this as there could be other factors for the lack of power e.g. water damage.

To change a fuse you need to first remove the old one, do this by desoldering either side of itand remove it from the board.

Putting the new fuse on is a little trickier, you will need to hold the fuse in place with a small enough item that will not get in the way ofthe soldering process such as a cocktail stick or tweezers. Solder either side of the fuse to the board taking care not to make a bridge* with the solder. Give your newly laid fuse a test to be sure you have done it correctly, put the DS lite back together and then your done.

*Bridge - A solid connection made over or around the fuse thus bypassing it.

I hope this helps and I have to say that I take no responsability for any damage that may occur whilst following my tips/ guides.

Regards,
SOD69

on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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DS Lite stopped working. Green/Orange light Flicker On then Off.


Hi,

Has your DS lite stopped working? does the green/orange light momentarily stay on? Here are a few tips to help you on your way to repairing your DS lite.

These are the three top reasons for the above faults:

1) One of the screens is either not correctly connected or has devlouped a fault... If one of the screens flickers after you switch it on and just before the green light goes out then the screen that doesn't flicker is causing the problem, firstly try reconnecting it and if that doesn't work you will have to replace it, both screens are avaliable for a reasonable fee on ebay, search for either "DS lite top screen" or DS lite bottom screen".
(if you need help with replacing the screens check out my other tips and tricks I have issued on here).

2) Locate the inductor labled "L2" if this is missing then you will need to either solder it back on if you can find it or else you can buy another one again on ebay for a reasonable fee, search for "DS lite L2".

3) If both the above fail then chances are you have blown a fuse, if you can charge the DS then it is not your "F1" fuse in which case you will only need to replace the "F2" fuse, firstly desolder the old fuse and then solder on the replacement fuse, this should solve the issue. If however the charging light stays on for a very brief time (i.e 1-2secs) then you will have to replace the "F1" fuse, locate the "F1" fuse and follow the sames steps stated for the "F2" fuse. These fuses are also found on ebay, search for "ds lite fuse" and buy the quantity you require.

If you don't have access to soldering equipment or are unable to solder these very small parts (i.e fuse dimensions - 1.5 mm x 0.8 mm and the "L2" inductor dimensions - 2.5mm x 1.8mm x 1.8mm) The is a product called wire glue which is avaliable from ebay (located in the USA) which is fantastic as it is a glue with conductive properties.

You may find guides that tell you to "bridge" the fuses and "L2" inductor but I would strongly advise against this, afterall they are there for a reason and just think what damage would have happend if that fuse hadn't have blown.

Here is an image for the location of the fuses, also if you look just under the power switch you will see the "L2" inductor:
http://www.xdupe.com/assets/images/nintendo_ds/tutorials/ds_lite_fuse/usg-cpu-x3_fuses.jpg

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

Regards,
SOD69

on Feb 08, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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When I try to turn my DS on the only thing that happens is that: The light blinks and the DS goes out. Whats wrong with my DS and how can I fix it???


u need to get a f1 or f2 fuse for your DS, (your DS fuse is gone)

you can change the fuse yourself, just buy the fuse from ebay,

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hope this information helps you.

Oct 30, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo wont charge or turns on. F1 & F2 fuses are good.


Check the L2 as well (under the power switch). Replace if necessary.

May 09, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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When i put my ds charger in it gose red for one second


Hi,

Sounds like your F1 fuse has blown. This fuse is located inside the DS lite and is very small (the longest side being less than 2mm long).

I would suggest that if you have a warranty that you send it off.
If you don't have one then there are plenty of repair services avaliable on the internet such as ebay.
If you have the skill and time to replace the F1 fuse yourself then there are a few items you will need:
A soldering iron ad solder,
A replacement SMD 0603 1A fuse (ebay have these, search F1 or F2 fuse),
A triwing screwdriver (found on ebay, search DS lite triwing screwdriver).
A precision crosshead screwdriver.

If you would like a guide on how to dismantle the DS lite and the location of the F1 fuse then click on my name and you will find the relevant guideson my profile page.

If you need any further help or advice please feel free to contact me.

Regards,
SOD69

Apr 11, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Unit won't turn on !


Hi,
This could be due to several things, the main ones being:

1) One of the screens is either not correctly connected or has devlouped a fault... If one of the screens flickers after you switch it on and just before the green light goes out then the screen that doesn't flicker is causing the problem, firstly try reconnecting it and if that doesn't work you will have to replace it, both screens are avaliable for a reasonable fee on ebay, search for either "DS lite top screen" or DS lite bottom screen".

2) Locate the inductor labled "L2" if this is missing then you will need to either solder it back on if you can find it or else you can buy another one again on ebay for a reasonable fee, search for "DS lite L2".

3) If both the above fail then chances are you have blown a fuse, if you can charge the DS then it is not your "F1" fuse in which case you will only need to replace the "F2" fuse, firstly desolder the old fuse and then solder on the replacement fuse, this should solve the issue. If however the charging light stays on for a very brief time (i.e 1-2secs) then you will have to replace the "F1" fuse, locate the "F1" fuse and follow the sames steps stated for the "F2" fuse. These fuses are also found on ebay, search for "ds lite fuse" and buy the quantity you require.

If you don't have access to soldering equipment or are unable to solder these very small parts (i.e fuse dimensions - 1.5 mm x 0.8 mm and the "L2" inductor dimensions - 2.5mm x 1.8mm x 1.8mm) The is a product called wire glue which is avaliable from ebay (located in the USA) which is fantastic as it is a glue with conductive properties.

You may find guides that tell you to "bridge" the fuses and "L2" inductor but I would strongly advise against this, afterall they are there for a reason and just think what damage would have happend if that fuse hadn't have blown.

Here is an image for the location of the fuses, also if you look just under the power switch you will see the "L2" inductor:
http://www.xdupe.com/assets/images/nintendo_ds/tutorials/ds_lite_fuse/usg-cpu-x3_fuses.jpg

I hope this helps and have to say that I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your DS lite when following these tips.

Regards,
SOD69

Feb 07, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Will not turn on and orange light flashes when charging


It could be that the F1 or F2 fuses have blown on the DS motherboard. Either you get them replaced or solder the blown fuses back together. Isn't too hard, if u cant do it yourself, just take it to a repair shop. Watch the YouTube video for more help.">

Dec 23, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Nintendo no power


I had bridged the F1 and F2 fuses and then replaced the top screen and seemed to fix everything

if you need more info or are looking for someone to repair I also do console repairs and have fix quite a few nintendo ds lite systems.

let me know and ill help you out.

either info or a fix

Aug 24, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS lite console- after fitting new top screen?


Hmmm,sound like you may have not connected the screen properly OR more seriously you could have blown a fuse on the Motherboard.I recently bought a DS from E-bay with this problem.Its a matter of soldering across the fuse to bridge the gap.Its a VERY VERY small fuse so it will take a steady hand.Have a look on Google for DS lite blown fuse and you should get a few images showing you wich fuse to BRIDGE.Its usually the F2 fuse,but after I had done this the DS would work but it would not charge.After a bit of fiddling I found that the F1 fuse had also gone and apparently this is for the Charging procedure.You may be able to get replacement fuse for it but I couldnt find them anywhere.

Jul 06, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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