Nintendo DSi not charging - checked everything?

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  1. wamballa
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    wamballa Newbie

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    Hi
    I wish to repair my bust DSi and not send for repair.

    Problem:-
    - 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

    Details:-
    - 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.

    Cheers

     
  2. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    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

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    There seems to be a problem with cords/connectors that lead from the charger to the battery
     
  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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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

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    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

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    Buying another one is a wise discussion as sometimes repair will cost more than a new item!