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LINUXFP 3 posts since
Nov 27, 2011
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Nov 27, 2011 3:12 PM

DS Lite Charges but doesn't turn on

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlB05rdcIN0

 

Basically, I try to turn my DS Lite on and it doesn't do a thing.

 

The charger light goes on, however.

 

I don't know if YT is accepted here, sorry.

NIGHTFIRE5 2,941 posts since
Mar 29, 2011
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Nov 27, 2011 3:13 PM in response to: LINUXFP
Re: DS Lite Charges but doesn't turn on

I can't say for sure, as I don't own a DS Lite, but the first thing that comes to my mind is that the power switch may be damaged or broken. Has the system been exposed to any hard or sudden impacts before?

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
Oct 20, 2011
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Nov 27, 2011 3:20 PM in response to: LINUXFP
Re: DS Lite Charges but doesn't turn on

The same thing happened to my DS Lite, which was used for about three years.  The issue might be two things.  Firstly, the power switch itself could have disconnected with whatever it is in the DS itself that turns the power on.  Secondly, the DS could be experiencing some sort of electronic error.  This is more likely (and what eventually was wrong with mine), but the only way to permanently fix it is to repair it.  You can schedule a repair at 1800-255-3700 (6am-7pm, Pacific Time, 7 days a week).

 

I should note that whatever electronic glitch or bug causes this may eventually go away.  I attempted to turn on my DS Lite 5 months after it broke and it worked all of a sudden.  In any case, it would cost about the same or even more to repair your DS Lite (if the 1-year warranty is up) than to buy a new one.  It is a better investment to get the DSi or 3DS.

CPM 1,205 posts since
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Nov 27, 2011 3:42 PM in response to: LINUXFP
Re: DS Lite Charges but doesn't turn on

you may have to send it in for repairs.

GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS 813 posts since
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Nov 27, 2011 4:30 PM in response to: LINUXFP
Re: DS Lite Charges but doesn't turn on

Maybe you just have some dust on the power switch.

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