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My Action Replay won't recognize any of my games!

I started up my Action Replay, and although it used to work, whenever it tries to read a game, the top screen says "unknown game." I cannot find a straight answer anywhere as to why it would do this or how to fix it. Can somebody PLEASE help me? If I can't fix it soon, I'll probably snap and just stick it in my garbage disposal to see what happens. Thanks, y'all!

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    My action replay always said unknown game

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Thats what happened to me the game used to work but now it doesnt.  the only different thing for me is that mine is the gba version so I guess this can happen with any ar.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    my action replays the exact same and its pissing me off

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    my AR dosent get reconised when I plug it in to the computer

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    even though its suppose to work for pokemon diamond it still says unknown game! when u press start there is just a blank screen

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Every game I put in says unknown game and my action replay is new.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    when i enter a new game i.d. the bottom screen just fills up with blue and red stripes

  • 83queen
    83queen Apr 01, 2009

    Mine was working fine and suddenly, it didn't recognize it. The game is the same Pokemon Diamond I have always used.

    rwayboy's solution was BS and is not helpful at all.....

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Same here!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    I was typing new codes into my action replay for pkm dimond and then it stoped.I then turned it off and then on and now it read any games. HELP ME PLEASE!!! before I buy a new one.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    wen i try to put in new game code touch screen goes into stripes...

  • Shiney Mew May 02, 2009

    OMG I have the same problem! My DS's bottom touch screen will turn into blue and red stripes when I try to put in my Pokemon Pearl's I.D.! I have no clue what to do about it!


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Yeah mine did that to.
Now to fix it you may lose all of your codes but your Ar recognizes your game.
1. Get the code for your game. Its written under unknown game.
2. write that code down somewhere and turn off the council. (The whole game)
3. remove the game but insert the Action replay. And go to add new game or something of the like. the button you use to add codes takes you there.
4. punch in the game code that you wrote down in step 1. after punching in the name of the game.
5. once it is added to the game list shut off council again.
6. reinsert game disk and action replay. It should recognize your game now.
7.your codes are gone. which sucks. (or maybe its because I messed it up to the point that i reset my code list) I reccommend finding and copy/pasting the codes you had in a word doccument of some form and saving in the computer as you go just in case. E-mail it to yourself so you can acess the saved codes anywhere. sorry for the inconvenience. when mine went out i tried to fix it with the game was in the AR and all I got were blue/red stripes pulling a freaky. Thats why its hard to fix. The manuel is vauge around troubleshooting.
Sorry for your troubles have a nice day.
I shall post the azure flute code and the x999 masterball code for pokemon diamond here. Hope someone gets something out of it.
Azure flute code
94000130 FCFF0000
b21c4d28 00000000
b0000004 00000000
0000AA3C EDB88320
2000AA68 0000000A
D2000000 00000000
Then after entering this code press L+R togeather(Can't spell) and enter the pokemart talk to the man in green.
Masterball code
94000130 FCFF0000
B21C4D28 00000000
B0000004 00000000
00000F4C 03E70001
D2000000 00000000
Press L+R when you check the ball pocket.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • ceciliaoadam Oct 24, 2010

    min action replay fungerar inte vad ska jag göra? när jag skriver in min kod så blir den nedre skärmen blå och gul!


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Every game has an id . it says uknown game because the id of the game u have on your AR does not match the id of your game card

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  • I need help with my action replay. It says unknown game,and when I go to type the id in it goes to blue and red stripes. PLEASE HELP!!

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

  • Amber Faye Mar 10, 2013

    Same here1

  • Amber Faye Mar 10, 2013

    Never mind, new problem now...


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