256fx It Is called a L2 inductor, you cannot bridge the solder across the gap. try turning the l2 over so you have a clean piece to solder to, only use a 15/20 watt soldering iron tho. check It hasn't blown by putting a continuity tester across it. you can buy these L2/4 from ebay for about £3 or so, also check the L4 on the opposite. side of the board. They look exactly the same but have different values, make sure that is still on with no hairline cracks in solder joint. Hope that helps
selena, if you've dropped your ds and you only get the green light, check that the wifi module is seated correctly(push it back down on the board), these sometimes pop off during a drop or bang on a table for instance and are only secured by a thin layer of double sided tape. it is the big component to the left of the game slot and has either a black or blue wire going to it.
Hi, Have you dropped the ds ? check the L2 and L4 Which are on both sides of the board. If the console rattles before taking apart that could be your problem. A ds lite will do nothing if either of these components have popped off the board. Also check for moisture damage. Thx
Hi Vanessa, If you are having trouble with your ds lite not charging, it will definitely NOT be anything to do with the top screen ribbon cable. I would suggest testing the f1 fuse for continuity first as per picture. The reading should say zero when both points of the tester are placed either side of the said fuse. You may have to dig quite deep as sometimes have quite a build up of resin/flux covering the solder. Also test the charge choke/regulator which is a little square component next to the f1. It is component EM10. Test this for continuity from side to side only. Other than these 2 will either be new battery or charge port. All will need soldering except battery change. Stony