ds lite wont power up

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  1. murdo132
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    murdo132 Newbie

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    i have just changed the top screen on my sons ds lite, as it got cracked. I changed it no probs, however now when i switch it on, it powers up, but turns straight back off again.

    Could i have done something wrong.

    Any help would great. Thanks.

    Ade
     
  2. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    My friend had this problem, and he could only play it when the charger was plugged in. It somehow fixed itself, so I can't really help. Maybe something got disconnected inside. I never opened my DS, so I have no clue what's inside.
     
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    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    If the light comes on and then shuts right off, it's usually because the screen ribbon cable is not plugged in far enough -- You may have 1 end slightly off inside the connector. It is a pain, but it does have to be pushed in fairly far. Try checking that first.
     
  5. rc11982

    rc11982 Advanced Member

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    Yup I did the same thing you did, and the cable was not inserted all the way. Just open it back up and what I did was put it in all the way down and the lock, locked it self and it work just like before.

    Good luck
     
  6. zektor

    zektor GBAtemp Maniac

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    Or it could also be a blown fuse. Are you still in warranty?
     
  7. rc11982

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    He lost his warranty when he opened it. More than likely it is just the cable.