ds phat wont power up

I have a original ds it charges OK but will not power up when i press the on/off button there is nothing at all i have tried a new battery i have checked the fuses and they are all fine any one got any idea what the problem may be has my son is pestering me like mad Thank you in advance

Posted by wenjo 10 years ago


Nintendo ds-ds lite-dsi.

Nintendo ds, ds lite and dsi. What do you think? Which one is the best?

Posted by Vynash 9 years ago


DS vs. DS Lite vs. DSi vs. DSi XL

 Here you can talk about the DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL.

Posted by KaydenST 8 years ago


Ds Bluetooth

Is it possible to make a DS slot 2 (GBA) Bluetooth adapter?? If the above is possible, is it also possible to run an app from a slot 1 mem card and connect to a device using bluetooth at the same time??

Posted by monkhm 7 years ago


Nintendo DS Slot 2

So, since theres a Slot 2 Rumble Pack on instructables, we need one that's a flash card, just like the one for Nintendo DS browser, because people might have lost their SLot 2 flash cards for Nintendo DS browser

Posted by Sadam and Osama 11 years ago


Nintendo DS Cleaning

What is the best way to clean the screens on a Nintendo DS? I just want to be careful not to damage anything, so let me know if my worries are really necessary. Thanks, SC-Ghost

Posted by SC-Ghost 10 years ago


Iwant to use a ds screen on my pc

I have a physically destroyed ds but the screens are still in good order. Do you know of someway I could hook them up to anything else?

Posted by Noblevagrant 10 years ago


DIY DS Lite breakout board

Does anyone think it would be possible to make a ds breakout board as the schematic is extremely simple as shown here: https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/BreakoutBoards/DS_Touch_connector_breakout.pdf I want to make something quite quickly and had a broken ds lying around as was wondering if this was possible... Also does anyone else have any ideas of what i could make? Thanks Make-O-Saurus

Posted by makeosaurus 3 years ago


Emulators on the DS

I would really like to get a Nintendo DS. I do have one question though; how well do NES and SNES emulators work on the DS? I ask this because my friend recently got an R4 card which he uses to play such emulators on his DS. When he plays games like Super Metroid and Super Mario Brothers 3, the graphics are extremely choppy and in some cases unplayable. It is not just those roms either, the DS seems to have trouble with nearly all of the emulator games. Is there a way to fix this? I would really appreciate anyone who can help answer either of my questions.

Posted by SC-Ghost 10 years ago


NEW NINTENDO DS

Nintendo announced a new DS model at their conference. It's called the Nintendo DSi and has a few improvements over the Nintendo DS Lite. One, media support with an SD card reader and two built in cameras. Unfortunately, it does lack a GBA slot. There is also an online store for it in the same vein as the Wii Shop Channel and uses the same currency for DSiWare. Software on it will cost 0, 200, 500 or 800 points. Essentially it is just an improved version of the DS Lite, but with these improvements, it may well be worth getting. It is set for release in Japan on November 1st 2008 with US and EU releases to follow in Early 2009. What do you guys think?

Posted by shadowninja31 10 years ago


Nintendo DS Lite Not Working

So, I have had my Nintendo DS Lite for a few years and used to play it a lot until 2011-2012. I finally decided to start playing it again a few days ago when it stopped working. I know it isn't dead because I charged it completely before trying to use it. When I turn it on, the green light turns on but the screen remains black. Also, the screen has turned on once or twice but it's currently not working.

Posted by KristenB2 3 years ago


What to do with a Nintendo DS

Somebody gave me a nintendo DS for free because it had a broken top screen. Using the power of instructables I replaced the top screen and now have a perfect Nintendo DS. Problem is...... I never play video games, I have no use for a DS. Anybody have any good ideas of things to make with a Nintendo DS.....either using the DS as a whole or savaging it for parts?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


Nintendo DS into PDA?

I have an old DS, and it hit me: could a nintendo DS or DS Lite be converted intto a PDA-style storage/ organizing device? The original DS size seems like it could be made into one of these. Maybe it could still run DS games. Does anyone think this is possible? Can you explain how? And what do you think its capabillities would be?

Posted by WarPig137 10 years ago


Best Nintendo DS Games

What are the best games for the Nintendo DS?

Posted by SC-Ghost 10 years ago


Sweet Handmade DS Case

This custom DS case hits the mark perfectly. Too bad they're already sold out. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


I'm thinking about buying a DS

 I'm thinking about buying a DS Lite but I was wondering if I should wait till the DSi XL comes out and hope for a DS LIte price drop.  Does anyone know if this will happen or not? Thanks

Posted by sardines454 8 years ago


do nintendo DS batteries work in the Gameboy Advance sp?

I got a replacement DS rechargeable battery and it looks similar to my gameboy advance battery can I put the ds in my gba with out frying it ?

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 9 years ago


DSiWare

Talk about the DSi Shop and DSiWare here.

Posted by weirdo62 8 years ago


nintendo ds lite help please

Well, recently my DS's hinge cracked (just a tiny bit) now 5 times out of 7 the screens won't turn on

Posted by corey_caffeine 9 years ago


Want to know how to repair DS Lites?

Do you have a ds lite that doesn't turn on at all? does your ds try to turn on but a screen flashes then it turns off? Does it not charge at all? are games not recognised? No sound? Mic not working? Do you feel you can do repairs successfully if you had the know how? Then email me.  dslrepairman@hotmail.co.uk

Posted by ds lite fixer 6 years ago


DS pot settings

Hi. Can anyone tell me the settings of the two potentiometres (pots) situated on the board close to the battery. thanks a lot

Posted by malta 10 years ago


Nintendo DS to External Monitor

Has anybody successfully connected a Nintendo DS (or DSI) to an external monitor?? Or may there be another way to capture what's going on?? I'm stuck???? Any help would generate mad reeeezzzzpects. crabbadam@hotmail.com

Posted by crabby2 9 years ago


just a thought... (ds projector)

Just a thought i had when i saw all of these led projectors on here. and then i saw a ds sitting on the table then i though, what if there was a such a thing as a ndsl projector?! how i believe it would be contructed, at  least the case anyways, would be to detach the top screen from the bottom. then to use the screen as you would any other in a diy projector, keeping in mind that it has to stay connected to the ds. then build half a ds arcade stand for the ds, and build the rest of the projector. would this be plausible? or would it be impossible?

Posted by zack247 8 years ago


The Nintendo DS Lite

I am absoloutly thinkin' the DS look so damn fun! I just wanna hear your veiws on the cool looking handheld. Have you got one? Do you like it/ why? Best game? Why is it good? Best color to get it in? P.S - I so wanna get one!!!!

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


DS vs PSP !

Its the handheld battle! lol.Just wondering which is better Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS?Ive got a PSP and I actually got bored of it! The games are not that fun or addictive to me.....I havn't played on it since September, now thats a long time!I'm thinking of getting a DS, cause i have played an old pokemon game ( crystal) for the first time ever on my phone, and REALLY liked it. Its very addictive. So it would be better if i played it on a DS which has a bigger screen(s). My phone is only one 1.5 inch.Plus the mario games and the trauma center games look very fun!So also, I am asking you is it worth it to get a DS? Will I get bored of it ? Cause personally i found the PSP to be very overrated, and eventually I got bored of it, now its lying around somewhere - useless, collecting dust.

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


Looking for R4 for DS - Where to get?

Hey, Looking for users who have a Nintendo DS and went out to buy the R4 game for it (revolution) It's not sold in stores, but it is on amazon. Yet my parents wont buy it unless someone else did. sence he doesnt trust the sellers. (You cant order off amazon at age 16 -_- ) So if you have R4... Where can i get it? Or I should say, Where did YOU get it

Posted by Killa-X 10 years ago


I have become the proud (?) owner (co-owner) of a....

My wife bought the thing (DS Lite) on Ebay at about a $40 discount......well, so far it works....she got it to do the Brain Age games. Opinions, comments, over-ripe tomatoes, welcome :-)

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Old NDS Lite Speakers: Reusable?

I've got an old DS here. The connector for the ribbon cable got damaged, so it's mostly just spare parts in case something goes wrong with my new one. Anywho, I was sorting through what's here, and I can't help but wonder about these little speakers. They aren't fried or anything. Could they possibly be salvaged and used in a project? If so, what? I dunno. A project that makes use out of salvaged NDS parts that doesn't necessarily involve just rebuilding a broken DS would be interesting. Any thoughts?

Posted by C-Archangelo 8 years ago


Nintendo DS TFT LCD Display mod's etc...

This is my first post here, though i have been visiting instructables for quite a while now. Anyway, straight to the point. I have been searching the web for LCD controllers and drivers for the better part of a year now. My hope was to find some web source that might give me some insight on how to reuse an old, but still functional, Nintendo DS TFT LCD display. My efforts thus far have been fruitless. I was hoping that someone with greater knowledge of LCD's and or LCD controllers might post an instructable on Finding/Building/Using a LCD controller. My ultimate goal here is to use the top LCD from the DS as a Heads Up Display/Widget Display for my PC. Hopefully connected via USB. Additionally, my dream would be to have a custom built tablet of sorts that uses the bottom LCD/Touch screen to control widgets and/or (insert media player of choice) via the touch screen. I know this is a rather daunting task, but really all i am hoping for is a little more information from those in the instructables community who have more knowledge on the subject than i do. Info on the LCD TFT LCD Display Manufacturer: Sharp or Hitachi (i'm not sure) Size: 3-Inch Resolution: 256 x 192

Posted by Golog 10 years ago


Nintendo DS / Original Game Boy Mod

Don't know if anyone ever thought about doing this. I searched the site and didn't see anything like it so I thought I would put the idea out there. Just wondering what people thought about the prospect of modding an original Game Boy to be the shell for a Nintendo DS or DS Lite. I personally think there is enough room to do. I would try to do it myself, but I just don't have the techinical know-how or a spare DS.

Posted by Kikurimu 10 years ago


USB Nintendo DS charger?

Here's a idea my head came up with Look at photo, See?, DO THIS ON A OLD DS THAT YOU DON'T WANT ANYMORE! NOT MY FAULT! IF YOU GET BLEW UP OR SOMETHING! DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! OK no more of that :) USB 2.0 outputs: 5 Volts DS output : 5.2 Volts Maybe a slower charge? What do you think?

Posted by iPodTouchMaster08 11 years ago


using a nintendo ds a external screen

Hi, For an art / tech project I want to hook up a usb camera to a nintendo ds. I want to make a kind of floating third eye to gaze upon crowds to get like a bird eye perspective. I have a old usb camera , a laptop and nintendo ds to do this. Can anyone help me to use the nintendo ds as an external screen to display what the usb camera sees.  Or to point me in the right direction, maybe to some information? Many thanks

Posted by Merel 7 years ago


ds wont power up

Ds phat wont power up i have a original ds it charges OK but will not power up when i press the on/off button there is nothing at all i have tried a new battery i have checked the fuses and they are all fine any one got any idea what the problem may be has my son is pestering me like mad Thank you in advance

Posted by wenjo 10 years ago


Animal Crossing WW for DS

If this is against the instructables policy, let me know. I am starting an animal crossing WW friend code board. I will post mine shortly. Thank You.

Posted by King825 9 years ago


DS Screenshots?

     Video game blogs- I envy them. They have high-res screenshots of Pokemon Platinum! And I look all over, but I can't find any useful info about how. So. Can ANYONE tell me how? PLEEEEEASE? Thankyou!

Posted by watermelonhead 8 years ago


Would these mods be cool?

Hey I have some ideas for a DS mod, a Game Boy mod and a NES mod. What do you think? 1. DS lite in a DVD case (so it can be stored on a shelf) with solar cells instead of the li-ion battery 2. Game Boy in a scientific calculator (GB Pocket, of course) 3. Working NES console around the size of a double bed (with removeable controllers and games to the same growth ratio) It would be a real help if you could post comments on what you think (constructive critisism only)

Posted by Wingwire 6 years ago


Just Don't Use it Near Water!

I've always sort of wondered why people who make game systems have to include warnings not to use them in water. Today I got my answer for me. I thought this was pretty funny. My solution: DON'T USE ELECTRONICS NEAR WATER!!!!! You'll probably have to click the 'i' in the corner of the image to be able to see what I have highlighted.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


GBA owns the DS!

Hello? What happened? The PSP and DSi are all well and good but in my mind GBA games own them all! Sure, most are 2D and they cannot compete graphically with it's bigger cousins, but I would own my Gameboy Micro over a DS anyday (and I can say this genuinley because I had enough money to buy either a DS lite or a Gameboy micro and I chose the micro). I say this because compare a Sonic advance game to a Sonic Rush game. From a neutral perspective I found Sonic advance much more enjoyable than the DS version: It is simple (only 1 screen to focus on!) and none of these faffy side missions. And I would rather play SMB advance 3 than play some downgraded NFS for PSP. And let's not forget the biggest advantage of the GBM: PORTABILITY! It is the only true pcket console.

Posted by Lowney 9 years ago


Can the DS Browser load...

Can it load the text on pictures that appears when you hover your mouse over it (like the yellow boxes on the pictures on here)? I know the way I said that sound stupid but anyway.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_Overtheriver 9 years ago


wats better

Wats better? xbox or Nintendo ds

Posted by nfk11 8 years ago


ds duct tape game wallet

2 things the first thing is that in catagories they should have a duct tape catagory and second i have looked all over the internet and there is no such thing as a ds game wallet i have searched here and for those who dont read the entire thing THIS IS A GAME WALLET, NOT FOR THE ACTUAL DS because i have found the duct tape case but i already have a case but i need one for my ds because i almost lost 2 games and 2 reasons why i dont construct my own one is because im to lasy and 2 is because i have a small amount of duct tape left i found in the basement and my parents wont let me get another pack.... or maby my brother can get me some oh well thats another story and sory this is so long but yeah so give me your ideas :P and post them on hereand another thing there should be a duct tape contest

Posted by J_SCAP 10 years ago


Knex Construction?

Hello everyone, I am thinking of building something from knex, but I do not have the slightest idea how. Basically I want a stand that will hold my DS, psp, two ds games, and three psp games. I think the psp and ds will just sort of dock/hang on the sides of the stand, the bottom of the stand will be risen as to reduce dust, and improve looks (aka legs), and the area for the five games will be divided to provide two different depths. Moreover, there needs to be a front piece to keep the games from falling out of the front. Perhaps a tilt to the back would be nice. Let me know what you think and any ideas you have. Thanks!

Posted by Murdok 10 years ago


Splicing wirez (NDS)

I've been looking around for a little while (around 30 minutes) for a tutorial on how to splice a USB extension wire to a Nintendo DS AC/DC charger. I found one, but it had poor Enlglish and blurry picturz. I was wondering if you could just splice them together like how you would a phone charger and a USB cable? (Red -> Red, Black -> Black)

Posted by Syntax Error 10 years ago


3DS

Hello, I got a 3DS the other day and it's really cool. I was wondering if anyone else has one and we can exchange friend codes? Thanks, Builder968

Posted by builder968 7 years ago


Games with Wi-Fi connection: Post your Friend Codes, IDs, etc. here so we can play together!

The main point of this topic is for I'blers to share their gaming Friend Codes, IDs or the like so that we all can play games together. Any games are fine, as long as it has Wi-FI capabilities. X-Box Live GamerTags and the like are also welcome.My gaming IDs:Pokemon Platinum: 4812 4433 2036 (IZANAGI)PS3 GamerTag: LovestoospoogeWell, that's it for now, I'm not really that big of a Wi-Fi competitor myself, but maybe you guys are, so post your Wi-FI gamer IDs and FCs here!

Posted by Camisado 9 years ago


my daughter has dropped my ds lite HELP!!

Hi, my daughter was playing on my ds, and when i went to play on it, it wouldnt come on, i asked her what she has done she says she has dropped it,  it has an R4i card in, and when i turn it on with that in it shows a menu box in red on the top screen with a white bottom screen what has she done and how can i fix it thanks

Posted by aparkinson1 6 years ago


Broken DS

First of all, I'm not english speaker. Sorry for my errors. Well, I have a little sister. She borrowed me my Nintendo DS and... look the results. Maybe I can ¿fix? it with glue, but I don't want to glue the R button by error. And I don't know if it will broke later. And I don't want to call nintendo and lost 50 euros. Now is broken, maybe I can try something different with the console. Any idea?

Posted by mariomario 11 years ago


Post the Nintendo game systems you have owned!

What Ninty game systems have you owned?I have owned:Gameboy Colour x2 *Gameboy Advance *Gameboy Advance SPNintendo DSNintendo DS Lite *and a Wii. *I'm pretty new to Nintendo consoles, but I've been through many handhelds. * means I still own.

Posted by Noodle93 10 years ago


favourite game

Whats your favourite game on xbox,xbox360,ds and wii

Posted by nfk11 8 years ago


Knex DS lite docking station

Do you guys think I should make this instructable? It took me a really long time to finish this to put up on here. If you want me to make this please comment and rate. If 50 people say they want me to make this then I will put it up. Guys it does have a DS game holder. I forgot to take a picture of it its in the back of the DS.  thank you guys remember rate and comment. Guys please comment I really want to know what you guys think. Or send me a message and please follow me . please give me suggestions if you have any questions please just message me i will message you back as soon as i can

Posted by soccer9112 5 years ago