DSL turning off on it's own?

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  1. Rout
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    Okay, so, I got a DS Lite like 2 weeks ago as an early christmas present. Before I got my AceKard I played around with PictoChat a bit. Once I pressed the "right" D-pad button - and the DS shut down. I ignored this. When I got the AceKard I tried playing Mario Kart. Same thing happened in the game menu. But I ignored it as well. Then I began playing Kingdom Hearts. I can play but well... sometimes the DS will just turn off. It seems to occur completly at random, except it only happens when pressing diagonals with D-pad (up-right and right-down to be precise), and after some time of playing (10-30 mins usually). Same thing when playing with Jam Sessions. But touchscreen-only games play just fine.
    Now I can't ignore that, it's annoying >_>

    So I'll most likely send it back where I got it so it'll get fixed/replaced under the warranty. I'm just interested, though, if anyone had similar problem.
     
  2. Range-TE

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    my friend had a similar problem with his Black DSl, i have no idea how he fixed it but it works fine now
     
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    This happens every so often on my DSi (haven't had it happen on previous lites) I THINK it has to do with the battery getting knocked a little loose from a drop or something (since the battery port is right by the dpad buttons you're hitting,) try opening the battery lid and secure the battery, might help
     
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    Something like this happened to my DS Lite. It'd turn on and off randomly. This started to happen more and more so I sent it back to Nintendo to be repaired. It was well out of warranty, but they repaired it for free. [​IMG]
     
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    Depending on how strict the store policies of the place where the DS Lite came from, you may be able to go directly to them with the receipt (if you can get it back). If they need proof that it's defective you might want to send it to Nintendo instead seeing how you said the issue happens randomly.
     
  6. Rout
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    Can't really send that to Nintendo since I live in Poland... As long as I tell them what the issue is it shouldn't be a problem. I hope. How I wish I lived in the USA sometimes...
     
  7. scrtmstr

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    you can send it back to nintendo, it's still well in the warranty. Only problem you might counter is the rubbish customer support.
     
  8. Rout
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    Eh, I'd have to send it to UK or something, my parents wouldn't agree.

    I tried playing Soma Bringer today, as well as a song in Jam Sessions (didn't touch the DS in a few days), and it seems to have gotten better, but I'll send it back anyway, just in case.

    Hope they'll fix it. I'm already p*ssed at my bad luck.