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.

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Games freezing & Sound problems

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for a few months I have some strange problems with my DS Lite:

1: Sometimes when I turn on my DS Lite the startup Sound and the ticking of the Clock sounds distorted. This happens in some parts of some games (The Ledgend of Zelda : Phantom Hourglass & Mario Kart) (https://youtu.be/FbPdPjEVlO4)

2: These games are freezing spontaneously. For a few days I can play more than an hour, on other days it happens after a few minutes. (https://youtu.be/JwTNWMO1K0E)

I tried to put some paper behind the gamecard to fix it in the slot. Also i tried to locate the fault with heat&cold but nothing changed with the sound

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Here, I got this off of Nintendo's website. It could be possible it just needs a restart

Press and hold the POWER Button down until the system powers off (about 10 seconds), then power the system back on.

General system stability can be improved by applying the latest system update. Try applying the latest system update and see if the issue improves. How to

If the system only freezes when using a specific game or application downloaded from the eShop, check the eShop for an update. How to. If the update was already installed, delete and redownload it.

If the game was downloaded, use the Nintendo 3DS Download Repair Tool to check the game or application for errors and repair if necessary. How to

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Thanks,

but I restarted it multiple times.

I don't have a 3DS I have a DS Lite which is not updatable. Also i cannot download any game.

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This sounds a bit simple. But have you tried cleaning out the cartridge slot? Compressed air maybe?

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yes I've tried this.

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Sound problems "may" be from a pinched wire in the hinge of the system. I've noticed a distorted DS chime when I initially clean and refurbish DS lites. Generally the chime goes back to normal after I've fixed the issue I had that caused me to open it up.

In regards to the freezing, Nintendo basically suggests that you try the game in another DS lite to troubleshoot if it's the cartridges or the unit. If the games freeze on other systems, then it's the game. If it's the unit, then you'll want to replace the logic board.

If it's the unit constantly freezing then most likely it's a bad IC and those are going to be a huge pain to replace, nearly impossible without the proper equipment. Luckily eBay has a bunch of "for parts" units and you could look into searching the descriptions of DS lite units that'll fit your needs to get a replacement board.

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