Nintendo DSi not charging - checked everything?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by wamballa, May 31, 2012.

  1. wamballa

    wamballa Newbie

    May 23, 2012
    I wish to repair my bust DSi and not send for repair.

    - Nintendo DSi not charging
    - If I place a flat battery into DSi LEDs flash on, DSi starts to boot with splash screen on both screens then switches off

    - with a fully charged battery - DSi works perfectly with charged battery (I've tried multiple batteries). when i plug in charger i can see the charging symbol flashing => DSI works, charging socket ok, charger works, battery works
    - with a flat battery & have used multiple chargers/flat batteries the orange charging light remains on but battery never charges up

    what i've done:-
    - tried multiple batteries & chargers
    - cleaned all connections with isopron
    - switched the charging board
    - checked all cables etc no water damage

    what could be wrong as it's driving me mad.


  2. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    I think you should not repair it and just buy a new set. I faced such a similar problem with my DS Lite and Nintendo (or rather shitty MAXSOFT) told me there was a loose connection inside the system and it costed me $60 in repair fees. It got fried again in a few weeks.
  3. linuxdude2

    linuxdude2 Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    United States
    There seems to be a problem with cords/connectors that lead from the charger to the battery
  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Booting and switching off might mean you have a blown fuze or possible a loose ribbon cable. Maybe, ive been wrong before though.
  5. linuxdude2

    linuxdude2 Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    United States
    I'd say blown fuse
    Send it to Nintendo for repair
    And do yourself a favor and buy a DS Lite while the DSi is off for repair
  6. nikegame

    nikegame Newbie

    Jun 7, 2012
    United States
    Buying another one is a wise discussion as sometimes repair will cost more than a new item!
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