NDS lite does not turn on

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    Hey! A buddy had problem on his DS, he told me that wasn't turning on anymore , or turning and then getting turning off, the power button got out of the place so I think this could be the problem,
    I tried to turn it in front of him and it went normal, just haven't read the card (that is kinda normal of DSlite? haha) , so I turned it off, reinserted the cart and tried to turn on again, but can't turned anymore
    So I bring it home, the first thing was removing the back and placing right the power switch, still not working... I checked if everything was connected correctly and nothing seens wrong, someone know what happened here or how to fix it?
     
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    Does the LED turn on for power but it doesn't start the LCD?
    If so, it could be the WiFi card.
     
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    Check if the fuse right from the cartridge slot has a crack.
    This fuse died already two times on me and is really cheap to replace.
    It could break due to the usage of a third party charger but also broke after I switched to an original charger.
     
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    actually it turned on all right that time and haven't give any life signal after that

    ohh could be that since he was charging it on stupid ways :P when I gave him this DS , was with an "OEM" charger, but ir broke and he someway used a mini usb with these normal wall energy -> usb charger :P I will post a photo here, could you give a look?I'm not 100% sure if this looks dead xD
     
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    here the photos...I took a time because the camera wasn't charged lol
    DSC021232.jpg DSC021242.jpg
    Os this one, right?
     
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    Oh sorry, I meant the other side of the slot, where you insert cartridges.
    Google F1 or F2 fuse, that's where they are.
     
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    these two? the left one is the one shown in my photos and making a comparision, this is the one that looks strange ... see the mark in different color that looks like come from it? D: well idk :v I should replace both them ?
     
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    In my case the component that broke was EM10.
    I thought F1 or F2 could be the problematic parts but in your case it's probably only leftover solder paste.
    Take a look at the four lines of solder on the EM10.
    They had a crack when my DS lite didn't charge.
     
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    EM10 is this one near F1?
    It's looks allright here
     
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    I looked at it on my phone, on my computer I have to agree that F1 is looking like it's broken.
    For replacement parts I recommend aliexpress or dealextreme, they ship from china so you'll have to wait nearly a month for the parts but they are dirt cheap...
    However you have to get the real part number from some manifacturer that matches this part, components with the names F1 or F2 on aliexpress are more expensive because of no reason, but if you don't want to do the following it's maybe worth it:
    This component is under the category of SMDs, mouser is a great source to look at pictures of the components to get the sizes and specifications right to get the correct part.
    I had the luck that I never had to solder such small parts but if you're really cautious I guess it will work out just fine (Just order some more parts for the case you break one and have a really fine tip on your solder iron)
     
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    for soldering I would ask help for someone because I would burn all the DS board by myself hehhe
    well these components isn't something common? O mean , I have here some old cellphones, no hope I could find some like they there? haha xD
    so I could just recycle :B
    I gave a look on ali here ... yeah it's not that cheap as I thought o-o
     
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    I think you have to think about paying more money for a lot of parts or nearly the same amount of money for less parts but with faster shipping.
    I took a lot more than I needed but at least I had some left when it broke again, so that's a plus I guess.
    And reusing parts you cannot get any information for is too dangerous imo.
     
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    I think my buddy ist in a hurry so not so fast shippings seens allright... but the price >3>
     
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    hey reviving here
    my buddy agreed to buy the F1 and we can try out XD
    today he come here and he told me to try turn on the DS again
    it turned and entered the " touch the screen" part but soon turned of
    Si we keep the plan of F1 replacing?
     
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    Try to put something like a tiny piece of paper between the battery and the console plastic wall. Sometimes is only bad contact with the battery, you need to make it more "pressed" against the contacts.
     
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    good idea I'm going to try XD
    but what about this "leak" mark on the board?

     
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    well no .. it's turn on some time but turn off soon , and the "no turn on " for a time hmmm
     
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    Hey guys I just got the minuscle F1 things but before tried to change them I gave another look on the board and I saw that this spot don`t really looks that come out the F1 and it`s like a "bubble ".. I think I can remove easily but I`m afraid :v

    I used a multimeter to see if the F1 was really dead or not and it passed energy (tried to see as resistance) so looks alive ...so I think that spot got the problem... is something safe I could try out