DS Lite randomly dies. Replaced batt. No diff. Help.
Don't think it's worth returning my son's DS Lite to Nintendo for a $75 repair job, but would like to fix if it's not impossible. Is this common? Is there a fix? Thanks so much.
Will it work reliably motionless, say running on a flat surface with no one touching it? If it does, you likely have a faulty ribbon cable in your hinge. Once they get touchy, they get so twitchy as to be unusable.
We fix those by replacing the entire top half of the DS, hinge top screen and all. Going inside the hinge is VERY labour intensive. Plus that twitchy ribbon cable is wave soldered to the top screen anyway, and cannot be removed from it.
Hopefully I'm wrong, because that is not an easy fix, and requires a donor DS Lite.
Does it get very hot or absolutely anything out of the ordinary?
If not, it might be a very internal problem such as intermittent circuitry or motherboard. I think you would struggle to find parts for this and a fix by nintendo might be the best option if you want to keep the same unit
try cleaning the battery contacts
I have repaired quite a few DS's and I only came across this once. From what I've read there is a hairline fracture in the board, solder, or a main chip somewhere and when you put pressure on a button things flex and the DS turns off.
I have a couple od ds systems and i heard that there might justbe wire damage. Basically the wires from the battery and the main part of the ds arent getting all the electricity it need to stay on. So when you charge it it will only get charged a little bit. It could also be what Little Chris said and theres a hail line fracture some where. But both of them could be the problem.