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Ds cannot read card. Game turns on and makes sound, looks good, and displays name of game but says cannot read card.

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If this is for every game then the DS has a problem. If it is just one particular game then the cartridge probably has the problem. Either way Nintendo can help you fix this (usually for free). Give them a call at:

1-800-255-3700

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When games are inserted into console they will not play


If you are inserting a DS card, be sure there are no foreign articles inside the slot. Blow into the DS card slot to clear any debris. Also be sure you are inserting the card all the way in until it clicks. I've also found that if you're powering on a game, and you bump, grasp or touch the ds card as the DS is powering on, that can cause it to not read games.

Check the actual DS card itself and carefully look at the exposed contacts on the circuit board. Be sure none of them are scratched, damaged or otherwise. A scratch can damage a contact, thus preventing proper data read.

If anything was spilled onto the DS card, be sure it is thoroughly cleaned with a damp cloth (no cleeaning chemicals!) If you immerse the DS card, or pour liquids on it, that may damage it as well.

Same points hold true for inserting a Gameboy Advance game (if you have a DS or a DS Lite. The DSi and DSiXL do not have Gameboy Advance slots.

If you turn on the DS and nothing happens, try a different DS Card. If it only happens with that one particular game (or games) your DS cards are damaged or need cleaning. If all your games are not playing, there is a problem with your DS. Try your games in a friend's DS just to make sure. You'll probably have to send the unit to Nintendo for repair, or take it to an authorized repair center.

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DS light wont read the cards


may have problem with the pins in the cartridge slot that reads the game data

Apr 07, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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The screan goes white and freezes when i select the menu.


It freezes when you select a game right?

I hope it isn't doing it for all your games, though that would be rather rare.
Usually if the DS isn't reading the game cards right it'll just not read anything and act like you never put a card in.

From what I can gather it sounds like the game is damaged or simply not reading right.
Be sure to clean the metal contacts on the game card with a soft small q-tip and brush away any cotten that might get stuck on it.

Another problem is that the contacts have been scratched or worn down.
This isn't easily fixed though most DS machines will read the card anyway.

Best way I know of to fix an unrepairable DS game card is to send it in like you would under a warrenty.
Usually they'll charge a fee, but they'll repair or replace your card. Usually this will be better than buying a whole new one.

Another problem could be dirty contacts in your DS too.
I suggest using a can of air you can get from any computer store.
Use that to blow some air into it and it may help some.

I hope this helps.
Good luck with your DS games.

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Message reads no ds card inserted even though there is a card present in slot


well if thats the problematic case,

if it says no game inserted and theres a game in the slot,
this reallt worked
1 turn the ds off
2 take out the ds game
3 turn on the ds(remeber the game is out of the slot)
4 turn off the ds
5 carefully blow on the ds game all around
6 then blow in the slot were the ds game goes.
7 now put the ds game back into the slot.
8 now finaly trun on the ds and it should say theres a game in the slot

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Can't save or erase


Hmm, this can be several problems.

It may be that the game is damaged or the DS isn't reading the game card correctly.

This is usually due to dirt or other artifacts on the metal contacts on the bottom back side of the game card.
These metal contacts need to touch the metal contacts inside the DS in order for it to read.

It is also common that these get scratched up and harder for some DS machines to read.

Best ways to deal with this is you use a small Q-tip and dust off the contacts on the card.
The contacts in the DS can get dirty, but are hard to clean.
If you must, I suggest using a can of air to dust it out.
A Q-tip would only make things worse as they often break apart and the DS game card contacts are hard to get at without opening the DS itself.

If those fail then there's one final solution.
Send the game card to Nintendo for repairs.
If it is no longer under warrenty it'll cost you a fee, but they'll repair or replace the card for you.

I'd suggest checking the card in differnt DS machines to see if its just your DS not reading it right or not.

A good cleaning usually does the trick though.

Hope that helps.
Good luck fixing it.

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DS wont read games when turned on.


check to see it it will not read any chips.

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Multi game card for ds lite


Thanks for giving the card name, that helps to investigate possible causes of your problem.

The common causes of these problems are full cards memory because the seller fill the memory with game roms to make the device sell more attractive, though to save games you need memory and completelly filling the memory capacity of these cards make them to have issues like the ones you told before.

The good thing is that you can connect the NDSL to your PC throught the suplied USB cable and SLOT-2 (GBA game slot) N-Card Flash Linker cartridge.
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You can download the required software latest files from the manufacturers website. Once connected, turn on your DS, your PC will recognize it and you will be able to drag and drop files, then you can delete or copy some less used game roms or save files from the card to your PC leaving free space for the others to run.

If nothing of that works for you, then you would try to find a FAQ or support forum site where you can find more options to solve this issue.

Good Luck...

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