Larger version of the Nintendo DSi, released March 2010 in North America. Most repairs are accomplished with only a screwdriver and prying tools.

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Dsi power problem water damage

I spilt tea on my dsi xl about 12 weeks ago now. Finally got round to opening it up. The charger light was just flashing so I knew it was a power problem. started stripping it down when the battery power connector came off the motherboard (red and black wire connector) and when i looked at it closer it was corroded. I've cleaned down the corrosion that i can see on the motherboard with a soft toothbrush and it looks ok now. I also painstakingly soldered wires to the motherboard to fix that issue. Now charge light stays solid but blue light will blink once when I press the power button. The screens don't flash at all. I can upload picture of the damage I found If it would help. Could you suggest anything else as I can't afford to buy another one.

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Don't have a pic of the power block from the battery broken off the board. just noticed a small black mark on the ribbon cable to the top screen too. I'm waiting for my isopropyl alcohol to arrive as its 1 fifth of the price on ebay than any shop here.

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Pictures would definitely help. Use this guide Adding images to an existing answer to add your images.

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Checked both fuses and they are OK. The charger light come on now and stays on but screens do nothing. Just the blue light flashes once. Pics were before I cleaned the board. The c139 component is there alright. I cleaned it down with a soft toothbrush. Still waiting for my isopropyl alcohol to arrive. There's no tracks burned or any signs or burning like the horrible distinct PCB burning smell.

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this morning I had my dsi on the sink edge it fell in and I didn't touch it. it automatically fell in.

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The best you can do is replacing the motherboard on your DSi XL. Do that if your old motherboard died.

Here is the tutorial:

Nintendo DSi XL Motherboard Replacement

Good luck.

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Dave, looks like you have plenty of corrosion damage on this board. Check the fuse F1 for continuity. I also can do not see the component for C139. I am not sure if you took the pictures before or after you cleaned the board, but I'd clean it some more. After you clean the board very thouroughly, check the fuse.

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Checked both fuses and they are OK. The charger light come on now and stays on but screens do nothing. Just the blue light flashes once. Pics were before I cleaned the board. The c139 component is there alright. I cleaned it down with a soft toothbrush. Still waiting for my isopropyl alcohol to arrive. There's no tracks burned or any signs or burning like the horrible distinct PCB burning smell.

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