DSi immediate shutdown when turned on

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  1. Duo8
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    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    (I think I've asked this before but I'm gonna make a new thread anyway)

    I have an old DSi that shuts down whenever I turn it on. Specifically, the bottom screem flashes then it immediately turns off.
    Interestingly, if I remove the wifi board, it stays on, but with a black screen. Also, if I hold the L button, it will work perfectly fine until I release it.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Does it charge/what does it do when you try to charge it? From what you said it is probably not a simple blown fuse but it is part of the standard diagnostic list.

    When you say you hold L and it boots and works fine until L is released? I have yet to see this for a DSi but I see it all the time for any number of other electrical devices -- it is usually not so much the holding a button (though for some things it can be) but that the force goes on into the rest of the board and makes a circuit or breaks a short and allows it to work. Possible similar story for removing the wifi board but that could also be other things (there is a reason you will readily find wifi replacement modules for it online).

    Were I doing it and willing to spend the time I would next consider trying to have it boot but not in the case, if that is even possible for a DSi. Alternatively if you have another you can use for this then try swapping parts around.
     
  3. Duo8
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    It charges just fine.

    There is nothing particularly interesting or unusual below the L button, so I don't think that's it. As for the wifi board, I found that if I insert it after powering on will cause the system to shutdown like usual.