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Water damage Hi my daughters ds got wet we tried to turn on before it was dried out as wasnt sure how wet it got now it just flashes green for about a second when switched on and wont turn on we have tried lots of things to dry out its now in box of rice for 2 days and have tried hair dryer etc is there any hope ?

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Sorry, but no. It was still wet and when you turned it on it shorted something inside...

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SOURCE: nintendo ds lite

It's not likely to be battery, but fracture in ribbon cable to top screen causing this. Both screens must be connected or you get the symptom you've explained.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007


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The unit need electronic service repair to find burnt parts and might be totally dead just because the battery was inside when wet and that can produce a short circuit.

You still can sell it to use some parts as replacements or buy a known working unit with cracked screens or broken hinge and rebuild. But all of that requires time and some expertise. Look for videos at youtube and broken units in ebay.


Posted on Apr 20, 2008


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SOURCE: Wet DS lite. Top Screen now blank in one corner

you need a new top srceen, you can get these screens on ebay for about 20.00
Let me know if this helps!!

Posted on Jan 28, 2009


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SOURCE: Ds broken? Green light blinks, bottom screen flashes, turns off.

You will have to open it up and desolder the fuse that says, F2, and then solder a small piece of wire onto the two spaces that the fuse sat on in order for you to bridge the fuse because it's probably blown. Then try powering it up. If it works, then you have just repaired it. If it doesn't then there must be another fuse that is blown. Try testing the fuses with a multi-meter. I am guessing that it could be the F1 fuse if the F2 fuse was also the culprit. Do the same thing to bridge the F1 fuse and then it should work.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009



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SOURCE: DS Lite shutting off immediately after turning it on

Hi the sound and video goes thru a ribbon cable wires thru the hinge thru a ring you only have to drop it from a low coffee tablt to sever them also they wear thin from opening and closing them alot but they also suffer from dry solder joints I fixed one with the same symtoms as yours, It's bios was nearly falling off It must be a common problem as I have seen them with hard epoxy over it from the factory. (yeah she be right stickit on fellars) but the difference was it stayed on with no sound and no screens so I would lean towards the top screen replacement Hard to guess correctly also just in case check F1 F2 fuse but i doubt it Good Luck

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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If you have some basic electrical & mechanical skill, you could take it apart and have a look. Here is the general procedure for electronics that get wet:
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (like immediately) after it gets wet, turn off the device and remove the battery. If it has an internal battery, when you get it open, disconnect the battery immediately.
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In your case, I would do the above, then with a multimeter - check the battery voltage. Then charge the battery for a few hours and check the battery to see if the voltage has increased. If so, you are getting a charge and the unit should power up if it has no damage.

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