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Nintendo wont start

Nintendo flashes when power on then cuts off, I think it either got wet or was dropped at some point. Any suggestions?

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  • anniemarg Aug 20, 2008

    i have the same problem but it started with the top screen flickering, then it started to cut out altogether. i'd like to know if it would be expensive to fix.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Hi, my son has the same problem. He charged it and then went to play a game, but the power just flashes on, but no picture or sound.

    Took it to Gamestop...they had no solution---said we may have to buy a new one.

    If anyone has a solution, let us know.

  • treinhardt Aug 26, 2008

    My sons DS does the same thing. It does not matter if the charger is plugged in or not. His DS was purchased last Christmas, but he peeled off the serial number tag and Nintendo can not fix it with out the serial number.



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Most times its from a fall, the ribbon cable gets jarred and the pin connections are so small that two of them cross and short out. they have to be perfectly aligned. I know its a hassle to ship it but if you take it apart you may break the power switch on the circuit board rendering it completely useless. they are very fragile.
I'll fix the connection for you for $10
if the ribbon cable got pinched in the left hinge it will do the same thing, but then the top screen will need to be replaced, I can do that for $24.
I won't know until I take it apart.

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