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Ds works sometimes

Whenever my ds is switched on, my screen does not lights up or comes on and there are other times where as it is switched on it works fine. Would you be able to tell me whatr the possible fault is please ? Thank you.;

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A wire may be loose inside of the DS console. Just contact Nintendo Technical Support for solutions and repair information.

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