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Gamecube memory card

I am a total novice at this can you tell me how i save a game to memory card to play it later i tried and cant figure it out thank you

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  • midnightange Oct 03, 2008

    hi im having another problem now,the gamecube is saying that there is no memory card inseted when there is,it wont recognise the card i got them seperately,but im worried the gamecube is faulty,the cube is playing the games fine and working in all other areas,do you think it is the card,the gamecube said the card was damaged but that only flashed up quick then it keeps saying there is no card,i apreciate your help thank you

  • midnightange Oct 03, 2008

    i tried cleaning it but it still wont recognise there is a card in the system in either memory slots,could it be a problem with the console or is that unlikely.

  • midnightange Oct 03, 2008

    i tried cleaning it but it still wont recognise the card in either slots,could it be a problem with the console or is that unlikely

  • midnightange Oct 03, 2008

    i just tried cleaning it again but its saying there is nothing in slot a nothing in slot b???

  • midnightange Oct 03, 2008

    ok sorry to go on but i thought as much info as possible might help,its just said the object in the slot cannot be used and then went back to saying nothing in the slot,im sorry to sound so stupid but i really dont know anything bout them

  • midnightange Oct 04, 2008

    thank you i try find a magnet and give that a go,ill get back toy uo as soon as i have(got to find a magnet first)i really apreciate you helping thank you

  • midnightange Oct 05, 2008

    lol yea my 2 are really good at stopping things from working,thank you for all your help its seems to have fixed it(for how long not sure)you been realy great thanks once again



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Well in your game sometimes it will automatically save the game but some want you to press start and then goto save.

some games it takes a hour into it before you actually hit a save point for the game some are right after the title screen

if you create a new game in the game then chances are if it shows a progress bar as well then its been auto saved there at the start of the game.

let me know what game you are trying to save on and ill let ya know what should happen

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  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Oct 03, 2008

    pull the memory cart out and blow into it like you would a old nes game the contacts could be dirty I ushally keep a air compressor on hand for all my game systems.

    give that a go and see if that will fix it

    you might have to use a qtip to clean it as well.

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Oct 04, 2008

    There is one thing we can try and thats to format the memroy card and wipe it clean and hopefully it will restore the card.

    the only way to do this is with a high powered magnet What to do:

    Take a memory card, and hold it so that the metal part is facing up
    move a magnet over it.
    test the memory card.

    This is not the best method but since there are no other memory cards to use for testing of the system to see if its the card or the system it is all that I can recommend unless you go and pick up another memory card

    im not sure if there is a blown fuse or resistor on the board I would have to physically inspect the unit to check for functionality.

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Oct 04, 2008

    and no worries we will get it figured out :)

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Oct 04, 2008

    oh no problem I know what its like I have been there before its never fun I got three kids so it happens more so then not haha (things getting broken)

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Oct 05, 2008

    no problem glad I could help out take care and remember we are always here to help.



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