DSLite screens not turning on

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Pluupy, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Pluupy
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    Pluupy Woof!

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    Alright, so a while ago my dslite's top screen started getting white lines on it. It then stopped working completely cause i had to hold top part up due to a broken hinge.

    I replaced the hinge, except the top screen was still broken. So i then tried replacing the top screen. I don't know much of soldering, so i didn't reattach the speakers.

    I reassembled my dslite, and tried turning it on...but then the green light turned on but shut off immediately. I figured it was a fuse, so i wiped the f1 and f2 fuses with some isopropyl alcohol (70%) to clean up the muck on them. I heard alcohol can make electrical contacts communicate better so i use this method to clean the motherboards on my lite and psp.

    Now the green light stays on when i turn it on, but the screens still won't come on. I don't know what to do now. I know the top screen is brand new and the touchscreen works. (though the p6 ribbon is a little bent) I get the orange, charging light when i plug in the charger. I cant listen for sounds because i couldn't use a soldering iron for the speakers. The backlights aren't turning on either. What do I do now?
     
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    Let me guess, when you turn it on, it gives a quick flash on the screens then turn off?
     
  3. Pluupy
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    They don't even try to turn on. My p3 connector is a little broken on the right side. Im not sure if that is causing the issue. I sent an email to Nintendorepairshop.com but they said they don't know how to repair p3 connectors and just supply the part.
     
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    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    My Nintendo DS Lite gives a quick flash on the bottom screen then turns off, the fuse is working fine, I opened it and found out the ribbon of the top screen its cut.

    I thought you had the same problem as me.
     
  5. Pluupy
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    Im starting to think my f2 fuse IS blown. Just tried to start again and it didn't hold the green light despite the battery currently charging.