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Charged DS cuts off during play or won't start

Sometimes our ds will not power up or cuts out while playing. It is charged and when you turn it on the green light glows but no power. The worrisome thing is sometimes if you wiggle the door enough it will start up. Is it a short or something I can fix here at home? Thanks

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Door? I'm not familiar with the DS but I am very familiar with electronics and yes you do have a short. I would open it up and check the area of the "door" for a loose ribbon cable or electrical connector of some sort.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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