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Ds will not turn on

Nintendo ds will not turn on or charge at all

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Ds will not turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    ds will not turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    Same here with my ds lite, except it charges for about two seconds then stops, it either then wont turn on, or it will, but only for a few seconds.

  • my ds sucks Jun 12, 2008

    my ds lite will not turn on it just shows a green light for about 2 seconds then it shuts down and i can't fix it please help me PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    I turned my ds off and on then I tried to charge but it still didnt turn on

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    will not turn on or charge

  • prowledg Jul 01, 2008

    ds will not charge or turn on

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    My ds will say it is charging but when I turn it on the battery will drain

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    my got

  • tman23456789 Jul 02, 2008

    my ds is brand new i just got it today and it got wet. Now the light wont turn on and if it does it only stays on a few second what should i do.

  • limod Jul 02, 2008

    i havethe problem that when i turn it on my ds's top screen flashes once very fast and shuts of
    someone help

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    my ds will show the orange charge light, but will not turn on when i hit the switch

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    nintendo ds turns off immediatelywhen turned on



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SOURCE: nintendo ds won't turn on

Many times, it is the L2 Inductor chip that has popped off on impact- that's usually what you hear rattling around inside the housing...and it requires a TriWing screwdriver to open it. I tried re-soldering the L2 inductor back on the mainboard inside with a Hakko ESD protective soldering station, and it worked for a few days and then died again. The fix was finally desoldering another SMD inductor chip off an old PIII Socket 370 motherboard (with ChipQuik removal solder and flux kit) of very close to the same size class, from next to the Clock Generator Chip- figured it would be close to the right value, since I had no way to measure the micro- or millihenries value, and the voltage was around the value that the DS Lite runs on. The fix worked, and is still working, charging, and going strong. Usually the symptoms of the L2 inductor popping off, or failing, is being able to charge, but not being able to power up.

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you have to buy a new battery

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Hi my nintendo ds lite wn't turn. do i require to charage my ds,or no?

A Nintendo DS console will indeed need charging. If your light appears as red, yes, you will need to purchase a Nintendo DS charger. All and every kinds of Nintendo DS's require charging. Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, and Nintendo 3DS. You will have to insert the wall outlet side of the plug into the wall, and the other smaller side into the DS, DSi, or 3DS.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact me!

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Nintedo Ds Wont turn on! Even if Charged!

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.

May 24, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My nintendo ds won't turn on

could be a dead/broken battery. if it will not charge or will not hold a charge try purchasing a replacement online

May 16, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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When The DS Boots the top screen flashes for a second and the whole unit turns off.

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: or calling Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700.

Hope this helped,

Mar 17, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS is stuck in charge mode when plugged in.

Your DS may have a problem reading the battery gauge, and the DS will only let the charger do its thing for a period of time. Then, if it is still connected, it may burst more charge in. This means that your DS is acting up, and your battery may have a rare (and not harmful to the DS) malfunction.

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Nintendo DS Lite won't turn on unless game is plugged

well you could charge your ds and whil its charging you can turn it on

Mar 16, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Each time you charge your battery, the charge capacity is decreased. After a large amount of charges, the capacity is decreased to an amount only enough to turn on a/the screen(s) for a second. Try getting a new battery.

Mar 02, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Nintendo ds lite wont stay turned on

the DS might be wrong try charging it overnight if this dose not work than the battery pack in your ds is spoiled this happens over time wile you have your ds if charging dose not work go to a game stop and have them change the battery pack. Hope this helps!

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Jan 29, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite ac wall charger

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.

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