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My DS lite isn't detecting game cards. It worked fine last time I used it. I've tried blowing to clear any dust (couldn't see any but I thought I'd give it a try) It's just under a year old

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  • tilley77 Oct 19, 2008

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I was hoping it wasn't that although it's just in warranty I think. I'll check the link. :O)

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I would say that the cartridge dock has been damaged. The metal strips on the cartridge have to line up perfectly with similar strips in the unit in order to transfer the program data. If it becomes unaligned, or one of the strips inside the unit has been damaged, it can cause a short or a connection failure.

Repair would most likely exceed the value of the unit, or come pretty close to it. The best use of your money, if it is beyond its warranty period, would be to buy another.

You can also review troubleshooting for your system by checking out this link. It may answer a lot of your questions.
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/selectds.jsp

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  • Christopher Baroni
    Christopher Baroni Oct 19, 2008

    Good luck to you. I hope your warranty covers your system. Happy Gaming!

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