Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
A bottle of water opened up in the backpack, 2 DSes got wet and don't work anymore. I am looking for a place (trustworthy!) to send them for repairs. Can anyone help?
Heat the DS in an oven. REMOVE BATTERY as it may become heat damaged. The DS lite's max rated temperature is 50 degrees celcius or 122 degrees fahrenheit. So set the oven to 120-125. As oven thermostats are not known for accuracy put a reliable temperature sensor in with it. Something like a turkey temperature probe, just in case your oven is way off. Do not do this with a hairdryer as localised hot spots may reach a higher temperatures. Leave it in there for a while, its up to you, maybe 2 hours would be considered a good suggestion. If your feeling adventurous you could take it apart and put it in the oven in bits. It would obviously dry out much quicker. Providing the cicuits haven't corroded that should do the trick. Next step would be to disassemble the DS (tutorial video at http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=11484) and clean the motherboard with alcohol and a cotton bud.
note: you need a tri-wing screwdriver to disassemble the DS. you can get them on Ebay for a few quid.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
I had the same problem!!! my one worked, as soon as my ds fell into my toilet i took it out, ya ya.
then i wiped it clean, took everything i could out, like the stylus - (and then i blowdried it for about 10 mins) i then left it open up and facing down so any possible amount of hiding water would drip. the next day ( around 12 hours ) i checked, and it worked perfectly, it just had bits of water stuck on the top and bottom screen, otherwise it worked fine.
Another way ( from what i heard ) is that you put the ds open halfway in uncooked rice, a bit wierd but people have tried it and it worked.
Hope this helped =]
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
DO NOT PUT IT IN THE OVEN, THE MICROWAVE OR THE CLOTHES DRYER. JEEZ. The circus must be in town.
Towel dry. Then put it in a paper bag of dry rice. If you have any desiccant packs from other electronics put them in there too.
Check it in a few days. Change the rice if it's not working yet.
You will need to be patient.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
If your DS's are under 12 months old it might be worth you getting in contact with Nintendo UK.
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
My todler has dropped several of my phones in water over the past few years and i always took the battery out ASAP and placed the phone in two brown paper bags with the little absorbent things you get in the box when you buy a new pair of shoes. these things are designed to absorb moisture so after storing for around 4-5 days the phones always worked. never tried it with a DS but maybe its the same??? Good luck!
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Get a bowl filled with rice and just dip the ds in there aday laterit should work fine it worked with me soooo....:) good luck
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
I just went to do laundry and found my DSi in there... im mad... so its in rice ill tell you what happens...
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Do not put in a oven this may cause more damage then you realise.
Do this in future. If it has a quick dunking! remove all games,cables,and sticks etc.
place open console in a bag of rice.
Leave for a few days test see if works.
Remove from liquid dry outside as much as possible.
Place in a bag with rice over night.
Strip unit. individually dry all parts. (using a medium heat. hair drier)
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
Try putting it on the radiator,or let it face down so water goes out
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
If the Nintendo DS comes into contact with liquids, wipe clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth (use water only). Remove the battery cover and battery. If liquid came into contact with the battery, do not reuse it. Call Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 for further instructions on battery replacement and possible service to your Nintendo DS
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
You can put your nintendo ds lite in a bowl of non cooked regular rice over night and it will be fine worked on mine
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
Lol i got my touch screen wet thank god that not the whole system First i had a blue screen but can see text fine then i removed my game card and then spank the back of the ds to get the water out and put it in the heater for like 1min or 30 sec. Then that fixed meh proble meven tough this dosent relate to this. :P
Posted on May 26, 2010
I burned my stylus tip then put wax on it put in stylus holder then put water in it n it stopped working i cant believe i was THAT stupid idk wat 2 do...... :(
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
How can i fix my DS when i dropped water in the pen slot.
PLEASE HELP ME SOMEBODY!!!
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
U could always buy a new ds
I HAVE THE SAME PROB
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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