DS doesn't charge anymore :(

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by AdamBrunt, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. AdamBrunt
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    AdamBrunt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know if the above problem is fixable ?

    Basically, my son dropped his DS this morning (not for the first time in his DS's lifetime) and now it refuses to charge unless the DS is open flat. As soon as the lid is closed, then the orange light goes off.

    Whilst this is not a massive issue, and charging does still work, does anyone know if this could be fixed ?

    TIA for any help.

    Regards,

    Adam Brunt
     
  2. Ammako

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    Open it and fix whatever is broken.
     
  3. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Are you sure it isn't charging? It might still be charging just without the light showing. test this by draining the battery and then charging it when closed. If, after 10 minutes of charging, it can last for longer than say 10-15 minutes then it's problem just the LED that's broken.
     
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  4. AdamBrunt
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    If I had any idea how to do that I might do but at the moment I don't. I was simply asking if it something that was fixable.

    But the LED comes on when the DS if flat but doesn't when it is closed.
     
  5. Ammako

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    How would you plan on fixing it without opening it?
    And then, you could send it to Nintendo, but (I'm going to assume the warranty has ran out) it would cost money.
    My friend had a basic hinge problem and Nintendo said they'd charge him $90 to repair it.
     
  6. Wizerzak

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    Yes, I see what you're saying. But it may be that when the DS closes it (for whatever reason) cuts off power / a connection to the LED. In fact, an easier way to test this (though may only be about 99% accurate) is to:

    Turn the DS on
    Close the lid
    Check whether the (power) LED is flashing or not
    Open the DS back up and check it is still turned on
    Report back here with your findings.
     
  7. Hyro-Sama

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    Just call Nintendo and bitch to them about how their products are of shotty quality and how you're an undervalued customer and the person helping you will break down and give a free repair. :yaynds: