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Where can i trade in my old ds cartridge for a new 1? and also does using a q-tip with alchol on it fix it?

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  • antonyisamon Jul 15, 2009

    why can i not use alchol?



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Using a q-tip with alcohol will fix a cartridge if it has specs of dust or the contacts are filthy with dirt cause then by cleaning the conacts on the cartridge the game will work again, dirty games will work with glitchy graphics or not even show up on the screen at all. Clean games will show up all the time with great graphics.

With friends you can trade games if both of you have a game that each other wants to play. If you go into like a gamestop you can trade in your game but it might take extra cash to get a game you really want depending on the newness of the game.

Hope this info helps.

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