When plugged up, DS won't charge
We have a DS lite that won't charge. When its plugged up orange light flashes on then immediately goes out. Tried replacing battery but still doesn't work.
This Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 as the successor to the Nintendo DS. Getting inside this device is simple, making for easy fixes.
Venessa, I would check the charger and make sure that you have the proper voltage coming out of the adapter. Check the charging port with a multimeter and see if it has power when the charger is plugged in. Check the solder points to make sure that are properly attached to the logic board. Sometimes the solder connections brake. Of course, make sure that you have a battery that still holds a charge, and make sure that it makes proper contact. Check for corrosion on the points. I would also check the battery connectors with a multimeter while the DS is plugged in. See what voltage you get on those. It is also possible that this is caused by either a loose connection that holds the top screen ribbon cable to the board or that the ribbon cable to the top screen is damaged and will require replacing.Your DS power light will flash briefly but is is not going to boot because of this issue. The other thing you want to check on are the fuses F1 and F2. Check those with a mutlimeter for continuity. Hope this helps, good luck.
If you are having trouble with your ds lite not charging, it will definitely NOT be anything to do with the top screen ribbon cable. I would suggest testing the f1 fuse for continuity first as per picture. The reading should say zero when both points of the tester are placed either side of the said fuse. You may have to dig quite deep as sometimes have quite a build up of resin/flux covering the solder. Also test the charge choke/regulator which is a little square component next to the f1. It is component EM10. Test this for continuity from side to side only. Other than these 2 will either be new battery or charge port. All will need soldering except battery change.