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I've had experiences of this before and have found that its most commoly caused by a crack in the motherboard due to the b button being pressed to vigorously.
To see if this is the case you might what to give it a few quick tests:
Firstly, see if the issue differs when various amounts of pressure is applied to the B button.
Another thing you can try is to put the DS lite in a zip bag (such as a food/ sandwich bag) and pop it in the freezer for 15mins. After the time has elapsed take it back out and turn it on, press the B button gently and see if the issue impoves.
If the issue does improve when you try these tests then its almost a certainty that the motherboard is cracked.
If you have a warranty then send it off, if you dont then there are many reputable repair services on the internet (such as ebay). You can replace the motherboard yourself if you wish, this will require some specialist tools and a replacement motherboard which are all avaliable on ebay.
If you require any help with the dismantling process and what tools you will need then click on my name and see the relevant guide that I have written.
If you would like any further help or advice, or if this is not the solution then feel free to get back to me and I will assist you as best as I can.
If the power light only
stays on for a second then chances are that the internal fuse has blown
If you have a warranty
then send it off to them for a repair (although chances are there will
be a fee due to most warranties not covering liquid damage).
that you can send it to a local repair service... there are many good
ones avaliable on ebay.
Or if you have moderate soldering skills
and fancy doing a bit of DIY repairing I have written a few guides that
will be of great help to you.
Firstly just to make sure all the water has gone I would suggest dismantling it as much as possible and then place it in an airtight container... fill the remainder of the container with rice and then seal it. Next place the container in a warm place such as an airing cupboard and leave it there for 1-2 weeks after which it should have dried out. Please noter that rice may need to be replaced if it becomes soft or soggy and also NEVER put the ds in an oven as some people would suggest.
You can get the fuses from ebay for
a very reasonable price, you will also need a few other tools to take
the DS lite apart such as: a cross head precision screwdriver, a
precision tri-wing screwdriver (avaliable on ebay) a soldering iron, solder, craft
knife, and tweezers.
I would also suggest giving the
motherboard a bit of a wipedown with an alcohol based solvent such as
"methylated spirit" or "white spirit" just to clean off any water damage residue that may have appeared making sure not to over dampen it (I use a cotton bud to apply the solvent).
Here are the guides: DS lite dismantle guide DS lite fuse replacement
Hope this helps, if
you need any further assistance you may require please feel free to
Last time I had this I had to change the motherboard, tried for hours to find the fault. motherboards are about £50 if you have to resort to it. Make sure you are buying an original nintendo and not a copy
check battery replace if need be, check that the switch springs back when moved up, try turning it on with the mains cable plugged in. Still no joy change fuses on the motherboard and eventually if nothing changes its a new motherboard or ds.
If the console has overcharged or has been used for long periods of time or could just be fluke, chances are the fuses are blown on the main motherboard try this link, this guy fixed my ds and i had the exact same problems as you guys have