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DS Lite does not power up

Hi there, DS lite will not powerup. I have confirmed that battery has full charge by swapping from another working DS. When I plug in the charger, the left hand light flashes Orange once, then goes out. It is my sons DS, nt sure what happened, no signof water damage, does not look like it was dropped (no visable shock damage).

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    yes same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    the light turns on but it doesn't keep going it turns off.

  • wizz-kid Dec 01, 2008

    orange lite flashes once

  • Seamus Kiersey
    Seamus Kiersey Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem but with a twist , i brought my ds lite back to ireland any ideas about where to go about warranty, europe or usa

  • cmpalmer757 Dec 18, 2008

    powers up and turns back off!

  • jpchang72 Feb 05, 2009

    same here

  • patrick
    patrick May 02, 2014

    so wat should we do



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If the console has overcharged or has been used for long periods of time or could just be fluke, chances are the fuses are blown on the main motherboard try this link, this guy fixed my ds and i had the exact same problems as you guys have

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I have the same problem with my sons DS Lite. I called Nintendo at 1-800-255-3700 which is in your Manual, my DS Lite is not even a year old. They are sending me a refurbished unit, which is next to brand new for free. It comes with a 1 year warranty. When the new one arrives you send back the old one to them. They pay for postage and everything. I guess this is better than not having a DS at all and who wants to spend the money on another. Give it a try. And as for a diagnosis of the problem they think it can be a electronic component inside the unit but they are not sure. Hope this helps ya !!! Smilie

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What is the power back up of ds lite

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

I called NintendoDS Lite does not power up - 5.gif at 1-800-255-3700 as the other user suggested. (I had the orange light flashes once problem, too.) They emailed me a FedEx label to have the DSLite repaired. They ship it back UPS ground. Total turnaround time is approx. 16 days. I'm happy. The best part is you get a human being on the phone on Nintendo's customer service.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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