My phat ds wont charge

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  1. thegame07
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    My phat nintendo ds wont charge. The charge light comes on and then goes off within a second. Im really stuck because i dont know what the cause is because my charge cable was chewed by a dog and it has lots of holes in it. So i dont know if its my ds or the cable. :'( i have heard of phat nintendo ds just stop charging all of a sudden and its not fixable not sure if thats whats wrong with mine. So my question is will i be wasting my money if i buy a new cable.
     
  2. Sick Wario

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    find a friend with a ds phat. see if your cable will charge theirs. if not, get a replacent ment DS battery mabye
     
  3. thegame07
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    None of my friends have a ds :'( i was going to order one off the internet i guess i have to go to a game shop now [​IMG]
     
  4. Takrin

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    try opening it up and checking the fuse.

    ds has 2 fuse, 1 for charger and one for battery. if the fuse is the problem just bridge it with solder. save you some money on buying a new ds.

    theres a wiki and a maxconsole forum with picture location of the fuse, will post the link when i can find it again.

    *Edit*

    was on m3wiki
    http://m3wiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_DS_Li...28blown_fuse%29

    jiggle the cable, if the light comes on and off then its the cable, if it remains off then its the ds
     
  5. thegame07
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    thanks for the info [​IMG] i will take it to a shop first and ask to try a charger if that doesn't work then i will try and fix it [​IMG]
     
  6. thegame07
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    does the nds lite use the same charger cable as the phat? thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  7. Xeijin

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    No, the DS Lite has a different connector than the DS Phat.

    Don't quote me on this but I think the Gameboy Advance SP uses the same charger as the DS. If you know someone who has a SP they might be able to help.
     
  8. thegame07
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    thanks [​IMG] i have only used a ds lite a few times never tried to charge one [​IMG] thanks again [​IMG]
     
  9. reilina

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    i can confirm this is true.

    i think u nid to buy a new battery(the DS battery), i have the same problems before, i keep using my m3CF then my
    supercard it drain my battery, thats the reason why i bought a new battery.
     
  10. thegame07
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    nice i thinkmy cousin had a Gameboy advance sp for his son. I will phone and ask. thanks again for the info. [​IMG]
     
  11. Sasuke-Guy

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    Yup when i had a sp i used the charger on my ds, still have the sp, but i also use it for my ds phat, i lost my ds's charger so i said, lets try the sp's, and it worked >=D
     
  12. thegame07
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    A friend of a Friend said he would fix it for £25 is that a good price. Also he said he can wil ltry a new battery and diffrent cable before he charges me [​IMG] I iwhs my friend knew more about the nds or he would do it for free :'(
     
  13. thegame07
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    I got it working. I took out the battery and cleaned it now it works like a charm. Well im off to play with my ds thanks for your help all. [​IMG]
     
  14. Ryoku

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    Now I know what to do if mine stops charging [​IMG].