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Nintendo DS Lite turns off by pressing Y

Hello, I noticed you know a lot regarding fixing Nintendo DS consoles.
I need your help on this.

I bought my DS lite second hand, it's still within the warranty limit but, in my country, just for being second hand, it voids the warranty...

So, the only option I have left it's to try and fix it myself.

The problem is weird. The console simply turns off right when I press the Y button, or after a random number of presses.

Please help.

Thank you for your time.


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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    It's second hand, and as I said it, being second had voids the warranty.

  • hidden2u Apr 08, 2008

    Same problem except with the B button. Took it apart but didn't find anything obvious. Maybe the board is cracked and when we press the button it flexes it.
    FYI here is a way to take it apart with a standard screwdriver:

  • lc87abomb13 Jul 19, 2008

    well i am having the same problem execpt with the B button. and i dont no how to fix it and i dont want to send it to nintendo because i dont want to wait that long


  • The Shredder Aug 09, 2008

    Wow! Me too. except it's with A, B, X , and Y. And i could only play games that use the touch screen. I even sent it in to nintendo and it worked for about 3 months and then the same thing started happening again. I don't know what to do.

  • vbig_redv Mar 30, 2009

    i will be playing any game, even Zelda that requires only the touch screen and it will still randomly turn off..



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I have this as well and i jus googled how to fix it
i have an r4ds and that might be the problem.

At the right top of the touch screen it is the "Soft Reset"; Red indicator means the "Soft Reset" function is off; Green indicator means the "Soft Reset" function is on. The users may point on the touch screen or press "R" button to switch the "Soft Reset" On/Off.
While the "Soft Reset" function is on, pressing "L+R+A+B+X+Y" can go back and forth to the game's main menu; Please do not do this while saving, as it will lead to malfunction, It is recommended to go back to main menu before you function the "Soft Reset".
If the error occurs on running games, please try to turn off the "Soft Reset"."

found at

if u dont use r4 then idk

Posted on Jun 29, 2008



Give it to the shop u bought it from or go to the ds support system

Posted on Mar 30, 2008


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