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Re: ds not powering up
Ensure that the battery connections are clean and connect properly when you insert the battery. Check that the power switch has not been broken as this is a common fault (both the lug on the switch tht links to the external plastic and the switch itself may be broken).
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It could mean that the Motherboard (Main Circuit) could be damaged or could be a fuse problem as you may have said. Although it actually might be the battery, there's one way to find out, if your friend has a DS Lite, ask them if you could borrow your battery for 2 seconds and put their battery in yours to see if it is the battery, if the same thing happens, its the Motherboard (Main Circuit)
If you want to replace your battery, call Nintendo's Consumer Assistance Hotline at 1-800-255-3700 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Pacific Time, and order a replacement battery there. I believe it costs around US$15.00.
If you still need assistance I would suggest you check our online troubleshooting here. Depending on the specifics of your situation, the problem may be the DS Lite, the battery, or the AC adapter. PCHELPSTER007 from youtube p.s. Before doing this you could maybe try using a different charger
Hi. Same thing happened to one of my friend's own. Also, when I shook it, I could hear
a slight rattle inside as if a small piece had broken off. I took it
apart and found that a small surface mount inductor had come off (it
was right by the on/off switch I believe). I was able to get it
soldered back on and added some glue for mechanical strength (since my
solder wasn't as good as original). This worked a while but it came off
again and I could never get it to stick and function again. Just
shorting the terminals with wire didn't work, it needs at least some
'L' impedance. So, I tried making my own. I took a very small wire-wrap
wire I had from my old college days, and wound it around a paperclip
about 10times, solder the ends on, and then removed the clip. (think of
tiny spool of wire with each end connected to solder pads). Believe or
not, it worked and has been fine ever since. Apparently the tolerance
for this circuit is pretty loose. FWIW.
Good luck. A fun project either way before giving up.
Hi, Sounds like the fuse has gone.If it's under warranty send it into Nintendo for repair, if not and you feel brave you can go ahead and replacethe fuse yourself.
You will need to have a very steady hand and a good eye for soldering as the fuse you will be replacing is 1.6mm x 0.8mm. If you are in the UK there are people offering their DS lite repair services on Ebay, or if you are local to Bedfordshire, UK you can always bring it round to me and I will replace the fuse for free.
It might be worth checking the battery, if you can try another battery from a working ds and see if that works.
If the ds is still not powering up it it is probably the fuses have blown on the logic board, but without good soldering skills and a bit of tech knowledge its not really worth trying to swap them out. It may a thought to purchase a new motherboard.
If you feel confident enough to change the fuses you can buy them at ebay here is a diagram of the board and where the fuses are situated marked F1 and F2:
Diagram of board as you look at it with the back cover off. Hope this helps.
You may have a bad fuse. There are two fuses on the ds main board. F2 is the fuse from the battery. If it is bad the ds will not charge or power up when you turn it on. F2 is next to the battery contacts on the mainboard. F1 is the fuse for the power supply. I am not really sure were it is located. I had to jump the F2 on one the other day. Do a search on google for nintendo ds fuses. That should come up with some pics. You have to disassemble the ds and do some very tight solder work to repair the fuses. Not for the faint of heart.
try removing the battery and power cable all together then try plugging it in without a battery and turn it on. if that doesn't work try putting the battery back in then power the unit on, if it still doesn't work then the unit is damaged and needs to be serviced by nintendo.