How to Fix a DSi When the Yellow Light Flashes

Written by stephen lilley
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If the yellow indicator light on your Nintendo DSi starts flashing and won't stop, this is a sign that there is a problem with the console's power source. The problem may lie with the battery itself or with the AC adaptor used to charge the battery. If you want to get that yellow light to shut off, you can do so by performing a few quick checks on your Nintendo DSi and the way it's configured..

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    Check the Nintendo DSi AC adaptor and make sure it is properly connected to a wall outlet. Both of the metal prongs on the AC adaptor need to be firmly pushed into the outlet for the AC adaptor to work. Try plugging the adaptor into a different outlet elsewhere in your home to make sure the problem isn't with the wall outlet.

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    Remove the cover to the battery compartment on the backside of your Nintendo DSi. Remove the battery and reinsert it into the console. The battery should lay flat inside the DSi, and you should be able to easily replace the compartment cover over the top of the battery pack. If the battery is inserted incorrectly, this could cause the "Power" yellow indicator light to come on.

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    Make sure that the opposite end of the AC adaptor is properly plugged into the "Charging" slot on the top of your DSi. The small metal input on the end of the AC adaptor should be plugged directly into this slot. It should not be loose, and it should not move at all when connected. A loose cable connection with the DSi could cause the yellow light to come on.

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