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Game slot won't read games

The game will not come on.

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I have two DS consoles for my kids - both stopped recognizing discs... I called Nintendo, and they wanted $75 each to fix, or $85 each for a refurb.

I got to looking, and the contacts appeared greenish, inside the machine.

So, thinking I had nothing to lose - I tried a nail file, the ones that look like a popsicle stick with sandpaper on them and inserted the softer side down, and polished the contacts inside the machine.

I spent maybe 20 seconds on each machine and they work like a champ now - they'll see anything inserted into them.

Do at your own risk, but it worked like a champ for us.

Best wishes!

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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