I have plugged my unit in to charge, the yellow light comes on indicating that it has been plugged in and that it is charging, then when I have let it charge sufficiently (overnight) I tried to turn it on and to my dismay, it wont turn on. There is no sound coming from it, and I know it's not a fuse because then there would be no lights coming at all when plugged in, and I'm thinking it can't be a power supply problem because wouldn't a power supply cause the light to not come on also?
I know it can't be the LCD because at least I would hear the chimes when turned on, so what is the issue?
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Find a friend that has a DS and try using their battery and charger to troubleshoot your hardware. If your battery and charger work with another DS, then you may have a problem with your DS motherboard.
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Does the yellow light come on when charging? Could be that the fuse for the charging circuit has gone, or on of the screens has been damaged. If it's only 4 months old and not been dropped etc, send it back to Nintendo I'd have thought.
You should try charging the DS system if the light is red. Make sure both the outlet you plug the DS into, the charger, and the DS charging port are not damaged. If this does not work, try visiting this website: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/index.jsp or calling Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
well, here are some ideas as to why it might be like that...
1. Your battery is old, like how cell phone batteries die quicker the longer you use them, your ds may be the same way...
2. You have dropped your ds (have you in those 3 months of it sitting around?) and now the battery is loose or broken.
3. Just try to plug your ds charger into your ds, and see what happens. This should be the method that works, if your ds won't turn on, its because the batteries probably dead, just plug it into a wall outlet and see what happens...
Hope this helps you get started, GOOD LUCK! :-)
Generally speaking electronic devices display some sort of battery charge level indicator and even if they're charged will not be harmed if they remain on the power supply cable for longer periods of time. The charge time is 3 hours roughly with the unit turned off.
When you first get the DS it will have a bit if charge on it but only a few hours worth. When the DS charges it usally comes up with a orange/red ish light then that goes out about a few hours later when its charged. ad if you want to chek if it is charging correcly turn the DS on whilst it is charging and the little battery simble in the top right corner should show the battery carging.
my daughter ds lite will not power on, the yellow/orange charge light comes on for half a second and then goes off, it will not charge. I am reading about the fuses in a lot of posts, how can I access them? can I buy them? if so where?
my ds lite is charging for a second and then the red light will turn off.. i think it is in the battery, not on the charger