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Console does not recognize ds or advance games

After inserting a ds or advance game the display still says that no game is inserted

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Re: console does not recognize ds or advance games

You have to have the machine off anytime you insert or remove a card or cartrige thats not a glitch its to keep from shorting

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Re: console does not recognize ds or advance games

Clean the contacts of the game and inside teh ds wiht a mini file or even a paper clip.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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