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Ds Problems Hello My seven year old is having problems with his ds.....once he has inserted the game into the doesnt seem to know that it is installed?We have tried it on several different Games but its still happening? Any ideas? Rachel

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    Thankyou for your reply......hes got it working now



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You have a defective slot1
99.9% sure that there is a contact problem inside. Try to find someone who can replace the slot for you. I can do it but I'm in Europe :-)
If you can't find someone, send it to Nintendo


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There might be somthing stuck in the game holder thing. try turning it off and looking in the game holder thing and trying to clean it with a tissue maybe.

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