Sound or Microphone Problems

 


 

  • No sound through speakers:
    • Make sure nothing is inserted into the headphone port.
    • Check the volume control on the bottom of the system to make sure it's not all the way to the left.
    • Check the settings of the game you are playing to make sure any sound options are set correctly.


    If the steps above did not solve the problem, your system will need to be repaired. Click here for repair options.
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  • No sound through headphones:
    • Check the volume control on the bottom of the system to make sure it's not all the way to the left.
    • Remove the headphones from the headphone connector. If you can hear sounds through the DS Lite's speakers, then the problem is likely with the headphones, and they should be replaced.
    • If possible, try another set of headphones. The Nintendo DS Lite uses a 3.5mm jack, which is standard. If it works with another set of headphones, then the problem is with the headphones.


    If the steps above did not solve the problem, your system will need to be repaired. Click here for repair options.
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  • Sound out of only one speaker
    1. Turn the system off, remove all games, turn the volume up to at least halfway, then turn the system back on.
    2. When the screen powers on, you should hear a tone from both speakers. (If necessary, hold it up to you ear.)
    3. If you can hear a tone from both, the speakers are fine. Consult the manual for the game you are trying to play to see if it has any sound options that can be adjusted.


    If either of the speakers do not make a sound when the unit is turned on, there is a problem with the Nintendo DS Lite. Click here for repair options.
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  • Speakers Continue to Play When Headphones Are Inserted
    If you are still hearing sound through the DS Lite's speakers, even when headphones are fully inserted, there is a problem with the Nintendo DS. Click here for repair options.
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  • Microphone not responding properly
    Consult the instruction manual of the game you are playing to be sure the game uses the microphone feature.

    If by carefully following the game's manual you are certain the microphone is not functioning properly, the system will need to be repaired. Click here for repair options.