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Nintendo DS Lite

How do you reset to factory setting?

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  • julio_mada Aug 04, 2008

    DS would not charge.. i place the power cord connection into the DS and the orange light turns on for a few seconds and then shuts off.... i cant tell what is wrong with it.. i need help to see if it is internal??

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    I have the same problem as Julio, when connected to the charger the light comes on for a second only. The DS does not turn on at all, also when connected to the charger. I have changed the charger and the battery but no luck. Any ideas?

  • jasg Aug 22, 2008

    mine does the same thing. I had a problem in the card slot which I fixed (bent pins) but I hadn't used the DS for about 6 months, so i suspect the battery died. I replaced the battery but the light goes out after about 1-2 seconds. I checked the old battery in another DS and it was ok. The strange thing is, if you put the charger on the DS without the battery installed, the light does the same thing. now I suspect that the insides are fried... any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Either replace the battery, or let nintendo do it. There is no button to reset to factory settings, sadly.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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Take the battery out of the DS for a couple of minutes, this will reset to default settings.

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1. Take the Battery out and wait 45 seconds or longer and then reinstall the battery.
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Hi. Here's the procedure on how to reset the console. Take note that if you are going to do this procedure this will erase all of the data saved on the system and restore the unit to its original factory settings.

Remove the cover for the battery compartment. The compartment is located on the back of the DS Lite unit, and the cover has a small screw holding it in place. You will need a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove it.
  • 2 Take out the DS Lite's battery pack. There is a tab at the top of the battery pack. Insert your fingernail or the end of the screwdriver carefully into the edge of this tab and pop out the pack.
  • 3 Keep the battery pack out of the unit for at least 10 seconds. If you keep the battery pack out for too short of a time, it will not reset the unit.
  • 4 Put the battery pack back into the unit. Just line it up in the compartment and push it back into place.
  • 5 Replace the cover. Secure the cover back into place with the screw.
  • 6 Turn on the DS Lite. If the unit has properly reset, a screen will come up that reads "Before you begin, you must adjust system settings." You can now enter all-new settings and information on your DS Lite. If you do not get the system settings screen, you did not keep the battery pack out long enough. Repeat the steps and leave your battery pack out for a longer period of time.
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    1. Take the Battery out and wait 45 seconds or longer and then reinstall the battery.
    a. Turn the DS over and remove the small screws holding the battery access cover
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