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My sons nintendo ds lite, he as some how damaged the pins in side the ds lite were the ds cartridge slots in so now when he puts a ds game in it does not connect properly hence cant play game due to bent pins in ds lite CAN THESE BE FIXED ?

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  • nbennett13 Sep 06, 2008

    When I put a ds game in it won't come on to the screen. I have tried nothing yet.

  • contjes Oct 02, 2008

    ds games not working

  • AlwaysChaos Mar 03, 2009

    My son stuck his stylus into slot 1 and bent the gold prongs. now his games wont fit in properly

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Yes it can can cost anywhere from $20 up
from any Repair shop

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

  • Do Not put the game in could damage more pins wait till its fix mate thanks viper

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