Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
I've inserted a R4 into a ds light but it won't read the card, if i put a game into that slots it works fine, also if i put the R4 into another ds it works fine.. any suggestion.
Try the "fix" posted above by Guest, I've had that work for me in several different cases.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: ds lite wont read r4 card
hang about its even reckonising the card? let alone booting into the menu? sure you dont have a duff card? i had 2 of those, sent em back got replacements that work brill.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
have you tried another game on it if another game does work then its the game if the other game doesnt work then it the console needs to be repaired or replaced
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
i have the same problem today r4 doesnot work but original games work. bought the card slot from ebay . is it a problem with the new slot?
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
This is a very common problem for the Nintendo DS. What usually causes it is bent, damaged or worn pins within the slot where the cards are inserted. While this is not the end of the world, repairing this problem can be a little bit of a challenge. You can purchase a new card reader from places like ebay, you require something like this -
If you are pretty good with a soldering iron then you should be able to replace this part quite easily, however if you are unsure and have a friend that deals with electronics then it may be better to let them change it as the old socket has about 15 pins that are surface mounted onto the DS motherboard. Careful desoldering is needed. I have personally changed many of these and not had a problem myself but if you are not confident please dont attempt it!
I hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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