DS Lite wont turn off

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by T$unami, May 12, 2009.

  1. T$unami

    T$unami Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    United States
    Hi All,

    I understand that the usual DS lite problem is that they won't turn on.

    Well, I like to be a bit different, so I have a DS lite that Iam unable to switch off, apart from in the set up screen. The switch will not switch it off.

    I took my other kids DS lite apart and checked out the switch with a meter and the switch seems to do what its ment too ie. I get the same response with the meter on both DS's

    Any ideas?

  2. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    w8 until your battery dies. And if it does you will probelly not be able to turn it on then so I guess keep it as it is and close it and always charge it. And I hope your Game is inside good because if its not then you can never play.
  3. T$unami

    T$unami Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    United States
    I can remove the battery to turn it off and it will turn back on. When its on if I flick the switch up or hold the switch up, nothing, it just stays on.

    Removing the battery everytime is a pain as you need to go through the set up again.
  4. unz

    unz Chaotic Neutral

    Jul 14, 2008
    Curmudgeon's Corner
    Sounds like the switch internals are stuck in the on position, or something's shorting the switch contacts?
    Two options: Either return the unit to Nintendo for repair...
    or Buy a replacement switch from DX - if you choose to do the repair yourself, while you're poking around inside the DS, make sure there's nothing rattling around loose in there.

    I was going to suggest giving the DS a good shake to see if you can hear anything moving around inside, but that would probably make matters worse - if something like a stray screw arcs across the tracks on one of the PCBs it will probably brick the DS next time it was powered up... we definitely don't want that happening.

    I have a feeling that you mean that when the battery is in the DS, the DS is powered on, end of story. In which case, the following won't apply to your situation, but just in case...

    If the battery can be left in the DS while it's switched off without powering it on: Take the battery out to switch it off, then put it straight back in. As long as the battery is reinserted within 5 seconds, you won't have to go through the set up screens again. You just need to be quick.