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Having trouble with the ds not reading the game cards and/or the screen freezing , any ideas??

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  • Jasjot Nov 11, 2007

    The Nintendo ds is not reading the game cards an the top screen freezes continuously. Please Help!

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Maybe it's the game card, sometimes if it's dirty or not insirted propaly it doesn't work or freezes, try gently blowing the dust off or reinsirting it.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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I hope it isn't doing it for all your games, though that would be rather rare.
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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.

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