Greetings folks, I have a bit of a temperamental DS Lite at hand and am not entirely sure what the problem is, any assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated. While I'm not exactly an authority on the DS and its electronic functions, I have gone to school for electronics for about 2 years. That being said, issue I'm having with this DS lite is nothing I've ever come across. I'm attempting to fix a friends DS from the following issue: 80% of the time, whenever there is a cartridge (have tried a variety of games) into the DS, the DS refuses to start up. The DS on the other hand WILL start up every time with no game inserted! The DS is not having any charging or battery issues, nor are the copper contact points on the DS and game dirty (I've cleaned each with window cleaner and a Q tip, and allowed time for it to dry). I have asked my friend about how she managed to create one of the most bizarre actions out of a handheld that I have ever seen, sadly she can't remember anything past 10 minutes ago, providing little to work with, *joy*. I have looked up on other forums and such and have not come across anyone having the same problem. Now, the DS is well past its warranty, so either its on its way to the trash can or it has to be fixed. I have not had a chance to tear open the DS and look over the components (writing this post right before work in fact) And while I'm pretty confident it is a hardware issue I.E. a corroded contact point, a temperamental fuse, or some such, it could also be a software issue with the DS. All I know is, if the problem was something definitely broken, the problem would persist, and not actually work upon some random miracle. Any ideas what the problem at hand would be would be greatly appreciated one again, thanks!