Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
MY DS LITE WONT CHARGE, THE LED FASHES ONCE WHEN I PUT THE PLUG IN THEN GOES OUT. I HAVE TESTED THE PLUG AND POWER SUPPLY BUT TO NO AVAIL. PLEASE HELP
Hey everyone, not sure if this will work for everyone, but its worth a shot. my problem was identical to all the others here, a flash of orange and then nothing.
i thought perhaps those little metal contacts on the battery and the ds had build up a little corrosion, interrupting the charge. so, i took some rubbing alcohol and q-tips and gently scrubbed them clean, both on the battery AND the ds side.
After this, my ds has worked flawlessly. Hope it's the same for you!
Posted on May 13, 2008
Problem solved (for me at least)! I was having the exact same problem - orange light would flash for a second when I first plugged in the A/C adapter, then nothing - left it plugged in for hours, still nothing. Not sure why I thought of doing this, but I noticed that the orange light came on before it was even plugged in tight; i.e. as soon as I inserted the tip of the adapter into the DS. This is where it starts sounding dirty - I kept VERY quickly putting the tip in and out fast enough that the light didn't have a chance to turn off - after doing that for maybe 30 seconds or so I plugged it fully back in and the orange light stayed on! The DS itself wasn't able to turn on at first, but I left it plugged in and checked again a half-hour later and it did. So far it's still working although I haven't given the battery lifespan a good test run, but I'd say it's worth a try - I guess sometimes it just needs a jumpstart! Let me know if it works for you!
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
It is most likely a blown F1 fuse. M3wiki.com has a great tutorial (just do a search for "fuse") on how to repair it (or 'them', it could also be your F2 fuse -- but going by just what you've stated it's likely your F1.. Test them both, though, just to be sure). Each fuse is labeled on the PCB board as such. All you'll need to do is bridge the contacts with a bead of solder.
It could also be one of your screens causing the problem. If you've replaced one recently, the likely culprit is the smallest ribbon cable that connects your screen to the PCB board. If not inserted correctly, the same symptoms will occur. Make sure you insert the tiny ribbon ON TOP OF the black locking mechanism, not underneath it (though it Will insert underneath, but there will Not be contact).
Either scenario is a fairly easy and inexpensive fix (check out DealExtreme.com for parts and tools),
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
I just took the battery out and held the "power on" button for about 1 minute. Then I put the battery back in and it works fine now.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
I did what Traderdmb did and it fixed it! I did take the battery out completely, blew out the compartment with some compressed air, then before putting the battery back in, with the ds plugged in, held power on for a good twenty seconds. Put battery back in turned it on, woohoo, red charging light and ds powered right up, it is now working perfectly. Thanks!
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
I had two times the problem, that I could not charge my DS Lite. The first time the orange LED keeps off when putting in the charging-cable.
The solution was to bridge the F1-fuse.
Now the orange LED flashed once when I plugged in the cable and then did go out and I could not turn on my DS Lite.
The solution was to bridge the fuse F2.
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
This is surelly a hardware problem in the main board and WOULD be caused by blown fuses like F1 and F2.
But that is not always the solution, and you can have good fuses and still Orange Light.
Worst scenario when you find water damage (i.e. a white powder over the circuit board).
So dont get dissapointed if the solution is not easy as only soldering a jumper over the fuses. You might need a new main board.
Posted on May 17, 2008
Orange light goes on and off... There's 3 thing that can gave you that trouble. First of all, it can be the coil just under your power switch. ( really thin solder) Usually it happen when the DS lite falls down. second thing... Blown fused see the F1 and F2 continuity. the Third thing can be the top screen ribbon. You need to change that screen if that happens. Usually a small transistor beside on the right of the game port ( upper one). If don't have any clue, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free repair analyse. Usually, theses problem can cost betwenn 35 to 60$ shipping not included (around 10$ shipping in Canada)
Hope that will help you
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
I have a that problem last week i just consult the person where i buy my NDS lite he said that the problem is very common and to solve that i need to buy another battery to replace the old one then i tried it out and my DS got fix i charged it and its ok...
TIP: this is my only tip to all of you...when charging your DS wait until the battery is full or the red light is gone and before charging your DS make sure its on red light not green and never play it while on charging...thats all i hope its help
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
If it says that it is full charge that might be the problem
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
My problem was the same - flash of orange light then nothing when I tried to charge the DS.
Did anyone who is having this problem happen to buy their DS on ebay, or in any way from another country?
For me, my problem was that the charger was American and would not work in Australia. It was basically the same as an Australian charger, and fit into the socket and all.
But I took it to Electronics Boutique and they told me it was American and sold me an Australian charger, which works perfectly.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Issue here, plugged in power and got light for 1 second. I pulled the battery, and there are 4 copper prongs that touch the battery. They look like this
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
It has happened to me too! it means it is fully charged or over charged. play the ds untill it needs to be charged and your problem should be solved!
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
Same happened to me, could of sent it to nintendo but iv lost my reciept so they want to charge me £30 to fix it, cheaper option is to buy a NDS UGS-003 external charger (can pick them up for about £9 from Gameathlon.com) Charges the battery and works fine, only problem is i cant play and charge at the same time!
Posted on May 06, 2009
Mine dine the same and i fixed the fuses and it worked thanks for the info he is right about how to fix the fuse
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
I had this same problem. IT WAS THE POWER CORD. The ORIGINAL cord was not frayed or anything. I purchased an IGO tip for nintendo ds and viola my system is charging again. I didn't invest in a nintendo cord because it is thin and apparently VERY fragile.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
It wont charge or turn on
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Jumped F2 fuse and the game works fine now!
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
What can i do because my d.s. lite wont turn on
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
BUY A BATTERY CHARGER!! INSTEAD OF A WALL CHARGER CHARGE THE BATTERY!!!
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
I opened my battery compartment up and found the battery had leaked and bits of the black outer coating where stuck to the inside of the ds. I'm planing on replacing it, if you're out of warranty it doesn't hurt to take a look.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
I had the same problem, i bought all new things but still no green flash, the orange goes on for 2 seconds
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Thats What Keeps happening to mine! did you figure out what how to solve the problem?
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
Same with my......the problem is the charing circuit you can get it replaced for $30-40aus. probably cheaper if you can do it your self
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
My ds works but won' charge!
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I had the same thing happen to my ds lite, and I only had it for 8 months. I thought it was the battery so i went to change it and the battery melted away so i pulled out the melted rubber/plastic. i put in a new battery and cleaned it and eveything but the orange light just stayed on a little longer. it still wouldnt turn on though. i mailed my ds in to nintendo and it was good as new with a new battery in 2 weeks. I got it back 2 days before i got gh-on tour.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Mine does the same. just doesn't turn of full stop! it had to break just after the warranty has ended.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
Take the battery out and put it back in. you may get lucky like I did.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
MY NENTENDO DS KEEPS TURNING ON THE OF FOR SOME REASON
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Ds lite will not charge item shows red
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Maybe becuse you drop it somewhere and it wont charge or you charge it to much or maybe you can get a new i not sure but let soo
or you can go to the place you bought it a ask a person that works there
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i would reccomed a new charger, and if that doesnt work, then the charge spot on the DS is probably damaged, and you should take it to a game shop to have it shipped out and repaired.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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looks like you need to replace the AC adaptor , test the AC adaptor with a multimeter to check Voltage , if there is Voltage reading?? then you need to replace the battery. hope this helps & please rate, AJ
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
the rechargabe battery ran out of power. if you check in the ds manual, it say the battery is good for about 10,000 charges.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
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