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Nintendo ds probs

The game card slot won't accept games.there are gold "teeth" in slot that are bent,what can i do?

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Re: nintendo ds probs

Google it, buy a new one, or go to

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

Re: nintendo ds probs

Well if the golden "teeth" are bent then the games won't work. so i suggest getting a new one or getting it repaired.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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I dont like to give you bad news but this is a difficult part to find and replace without some technical knowledge, and even if you get it, i.e. from a parts NDS, and with the technical knowledge, its difficult as this part is surface mounted and have many pins to desolder.

Actually I dont remember how difficult is it to put the pins of SLOT-1 in place by opening the device though you can try that as first option (find some open NDS pictures, the guides are also online everywhere).

You can also use a SLOT-2 (GBA) game cartridge for backups (ROMS) with flash memory as many options are online too but may be dificlt and you may need to do some proccedures as you cant use the SLOT-1 (NDS games).

The other option is to buy a broken NDSL somewhere like ebay making sure the main board works good, as you dont worry about broken hinges, cracked screens, etc. Or last pick, sell it for parts.

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