Wow, “for a a moment there, I thought [i] was in trouble” -end quote.
I don’t know how it happened, but both my DS lite and my DS Phat bought the farm on March 2nd. I would suspect that sharing a single charger (one at a time of course) might have lengthened their demise, but they both had their share of problems. The DS Lite had a faulty digitizer (resulting in taps slightly off course), DS cartridge’s failing to load (not just one game, several of them) and my DS Phat had the aforementioned cartridge read problems as well. Who knows, maybe the fact that they are both the North American variants of their series (my imported DS Lite first production model from Japan still works) or maybe my custom charger (doesn’t explain cart read failures before the custom charger was used), but as usual, I simply looked online for “repair bricked DS” and I found what I was looking for: the blown fuse repairs. As always, for repairs like that one needs a soldering iron/gun, and as a traveler, how the heck am I supposed to bring that around. So I did the sane thing I always did, a couple of days ago, using my repair skills with the wrong tools, we have the following: