Phat Nintendo DS Won't Turn On?

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Feb 12, 2008
  1. Darkforce
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    Bought a replacement case for my friends old (phat) DS and after switching the internals to the new case I thought I'd check to make sure it powers up. First time the power just blinked which and I realised one of the ribbons was the wrong way round so went back and fixed that. In a hurry I didn't bother to put the back plate on and just pushed the battery against the connectors - but as I did this I accidently had the battery upside down (i.e. the + and - were the wrong way roung) which was NOT a good thing to do! I did not power it on, but when I put the battery the right way round on and turn it on the LED doesn't flash or power up at all. I'm worried I may have shorted/fried something on the motherboard. Does anyone know if that is feasible/possible? I'm hoping it's just the battery but until I can get another DS battery to try it out, I'm a little stuck for ideas? Anyone?

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    Have you checked for any signs of battery 'leakage' or so?
    And have you tried turning the DS on, without the battery, using the AC adapter?

    Good luck.
     
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    You can't turn a DS on without the battery, wall charger or not. And Darkforce, I think you did short something, it's quite possibly fried, sadly.
     
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    Little update - battery is fine, works in another DS, but a battery from the other DS won't work in the one I was taking apart, so it's something on the board itself. I tried connecting a charger and the red light quickly flashes once and that's it. I'm guessing I've blown a fuse on the board - this may solve the problem, if not I'll probably buy a DS with a damaged screen and use the board from that. Anyone know if there are any limitations or things I should consider if I decide to do that?

    Thanks for the replies. [​IMG]
     
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    Update! Removed the F2 fuse and bridged the point - great success, it works fine! Too bad the moulding on the new case is a bit dodgy - gonna have to raise the buttons a tad with some cardboard. >_>;
     
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    Phew!

    That could have been costly
     

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