Hardware Any good ways to make use of a broken Nintendo DS system?

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Hello everyone.
Yesterday I bought an old Nintendo DS system that was in really bad condition, but I got it anyway because it was only 3€, and it came with the r4i 3ds.
Also the person I was getting it from had no charger, but I did not care because I already had 4 (and a bunch of USB mini cables too).
After charging the console for a while, I realized it was not timing on. I know it was not the battery because I used it on my other system, and it worked.

So, are there any good ways I can make use of the thing?
 

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What does the console do when you try to turn it on? Does the green light or the screens flash or something? Maybe there is any wire desconnected con the motherboard.
 

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Turn it into a nice GBA.
Even though if you can't re-organize the Speakers, the games could be still hearable via Headphones.
That's what I did with four broken DS's.
I took them all and formed one DS-GBA hybrid.
 
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What does the console do when you try to turn it on? Does the green light or the screens flash or something? Maybe there is any wire desconnected con the motherboard.
It pretty much does nothing. No green light or anything.
I culd be the power button maybe... but I'm not really good at this.
 

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It pretty much does nothing. No green light or anything.
I culd be the power button maybe... but I'm not really good at this.
What model is it, phat por lite? Did you open the console? Maybe the motherboard is damaged... If it is, you can only buy a new motherboard and replace it.
 

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What model is it, phat por lite? Did you open the console? Maybe the motherboard is damaged... If it is, you can only buy a new motherboard and replace it.

It's a DS lite.
I have considered but haven't opened it yet.
And yes, I think it is probably the motherboard.
 
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I hear broken systems make excellent doorstops.

On a more serious note, use it for some sort of creative project. Maybe you could put the DS in a frame, with the stylus to the side. It would be very avant garde. It's either that or you use it for spare parts.
 
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Why would you want a diseased donkey , he wants uses for his DS not animal cruelty/s

Back on topic, making it a DS-GBA is a good idea.
Yes, it's a good idea, but i don't if it'll be possible. The Ds doesn't turn on the green light, so it wont boot any game even modding the console.
 

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Does it charge correctly or if you plug it in, the orange light comes on for a split second then turns off. If it's the latter you may just need to bridge one of the fuses.
 

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Hello everyone.
Yesterday I bought an old Nintendo DS system that was in really bad condition, but I got it anyway because it was only 3€, and it came with the r4i 3ds.
Also the person I was getting it from had no charger, but I did not care because I already had 4 (and a bunch of USB mini cables too).
After charging the console for a while, I realized it was not timing on. I know it was not the battery because I used it on my other system, and it worked.

So, are there any good ways I can make use of the thing?
You can use it for solder practice to learn console modding :)
 
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