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"An Error Occurred. Press and hold POWER to turn the system off." When do you see this error?
If you see this error while playing a Nintendo DS game card game: There are no known issues that create this error with any Nintendo DS game card games. Our experience shows that if you see this error, your game is likely a counterfeit product. To test your Nintendo DS game card, try this testing tip:
Try playing the game in a Nintendo DS Lite or a Nintendo DS (original style).
If the game still does not work, it's more likely the game card is defective and will need to be replaced.
If the game works in either a Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite, our experience shows that the game is likely a counterfeit product.
If you see this error when there is no Nintendo DS game card inserted into your system:
If you have not already done so, power the system off and then back on to see if this resolves the issue. If the issue persists after the system has been powered down, please call our Consumer Department at 1-800-255-3700 to speak to one of our representatives.
with one Game Card:
Certain Nintendo DS games require only one player have a copy of
the game to play multiplayer. Those without a copy of the game will
need to download the game information from the player that has the
game in their system.
This feature is available on games that have this icon on their
packaging: To download game information:
Insert the Game Card into the DS Game Card Slot on one system
and slide it into place until it clicks. Turn the system on
by pressing the POWER button.
Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch
Screen to continue" message appears. If the host DS system's
Startup Mode is set to
Automatic. The game's menu will appear.
Manual. Tap on the box for the Nintendo DS Card Slot using
the stylus to start the game.
Turn on the other Nintendo DS systems. For each of these systems,
when the main menu appears, tap on the "DS Download Play" icon
on the right, middle side of the screen to display list of available
Tap the title of the game to begin the download.
See the individual game's multiplayer instructions for additional
game play information.
with multiple Game Cards
Games that require each player to have a copy of the Game Card inserted
into the Nintendo DS will feature this icon:
Because each individual game title has its own method for setting
up multiplayer games, you will need to consult the instruction manual
for that particular title.
probably your memory card has had it...if it will let you reformat it, re-install flash card drivers and chuck a few games on and see what happens...also check inside card slot and make sure all the contact pins look nice and straight. if you can also just try a new memory card in the meantime to put your mind at rest concerning the problem coming from the ds...highly unlikely.
I can tell you.You might have to clean the back metal strips on your Ds game or game Pak.Also the game pak's internal battery has runned dry.Use a cutip to clean inside (works on Ds games)Turn on and off the Ds muiltiples off times and it should have work.I tried it and it worked.