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Ds light charge light comes on for a few seconds and then turns off also the ds will not turn on i have tried different chargers and batterys i have checked both fuses on the mother board and they both have continuity thru them also the l2 inductor is in place ????

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Hi sappingtond,

From what you just mentioned regarding your issue I believe that the bord needs to be replaced on you concern, you mentioned there is continuity on the fuses but still the device will not power ON at all.

You have eliminated everything that can be possibly causing the no power on your DS light, and the motherboard is the only thing that you have not tried replacing.

I hope this clears things.

Have a nice day,

mvincentc

Posted on May 24, 2011

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