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Ds not powering up

Hi i have a ds is not powering up.I checked the is good.The battery is good.I checked it with another battery.

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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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DS charging..light stays orange...

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)

Jul 06, 2013 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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When charging DS lite the light stays orange

The issue is not with the fuses or with the battery. That end is working properly if the light stays a constant orange. The issue is with the other end, how the system powers on. Check the power slider (on mother board) or the L2 inductor (located below the slider). Chances are the tab on the slider has broken off or the L2 slider broke off from the motherboard.

Jul 06, 2013 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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I have a Nintendo DS Lite that will not charge. The orange LED does not come on at all and after leaving connected for 12 hours, the battery is not charged, red LED comes on after a second or two. I have...

it sounds like it's a battery problem.

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

Aug 29, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Battery won't charge. Tried two differnent power adapters. No power to unit

Does the charge light flash on for a second when you plug in the charger? Does the ds fail to turn on? If so it is probably a blown fuse you can repair this. Check out video
Good luck

Feb 27, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite charges fine, but won't turn on! both fuses ok!

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.

Take care

Jun 20, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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My sond ds lite wont turn on and the charge light

Yes, this problem is normally caused by one or both of the fuses have blown on the logic board.

Feb 17, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS Lite will not turn on, even when plugged in.

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.

Hope this helps.


Feb 04, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds will not turn on... Whether plugged in to outlet or working from a charge ds screen will flash quickly and then turn off...

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.


Jan 18, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds Lite not power up L2 Inductor is not good not work.

For the L2 L4 inductor specification, I check the following website, on there have original L2,l4 inductor power and specification

By the way,L2,L4 is not fuse,
It is Inductor power

May 30, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My ds not work just turn the light on a second n no more

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.

Dec 26, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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