Bricked DS Lite

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  1. ComboOfWombo
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    So I tried to install FlashMe on both my DS Phat and Lite, and it worked PERFECTLY on the Phat, taking less than a minute! But when I tried to do the same for the DS lite, it was a lot harder and got stuck often. When I finally reached 92%, the console shut off! The weird thing is, the SL1 tool wasn't in the console, and the thing was plugged in with a battery still in the console. Now the system won't turn on, and when I try to plug in the charger, the light flashes for less than a second then goes off again. Can someone tell me how to fix this issue? Thanks!
     
  2. nccom

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    Not sure if it works with slot1 but it will work with slot2, I've successfully used recovery after failed flashme installs even at 5% or so.
     
  3. ComboOfWombo
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    The console won't power on AT ALL. Not even with that button combo. Blown fuse?
     
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    I've even tried swapping WiFi boards/BIOS boards with another (junk) DS lite. Nothing. Still won't boot. I'm thinking its really a dead fuse or two...
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it's a blown fuse...
    it happened to me during flashme..
    my guess is accidentally touched the other contacts while trying to use a screw driver to short the contact..
     
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    Quick update: bridged the fuses with some solder, and the charging light now stays on, but the console still won't power on at all
     
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    Still won't power on even with replaced wifi board?
     
  10. ComboOfWombo
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    Nope...
    EDIT: Forgot to mention, my other (non-flashed) Lite also has the charging but no power on issue if that helps.
     
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  11. nccom

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    Thats weird that it bricked like this...usually replacing wifi board and/or fuses helps. I probably won't be able to help any further, never has such problems with ds lites that I installed flashme on.
     
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    Does it show the green light or nothing at all?
     
  13. ComboOfWombo
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    Nothing at all, but I bridged the fuses with some solder, and the orange light comes on when charging, but no green power light or anything.
     
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