Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
The system powers on, but when I insert a ds game it does not do anything .I dont think it has a warenty but if there is any home-brew rememedy I would not mind trying anything at this point...any advice would be apreciated.
My daughter's DS had the same issue, worked one day and didn't work the next. I found that the contacts inside were just dirty. The slot is too small to fit a cotton swab, and most other things run a risk of bending the small connectors which would surely make it a paperweight. What I did was put a little dab of alcohol across the metal slides of one of her least favorite cartridges and clicked it in and out of the DS about 15 times and it worked perfectly. (the cartridge survived too). Hope this works for you too!
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
If the game makes an odd clicking noise going in, it's something in the slot. My DS has this problem, which is how I know. It's probably a bent pin inside slot-1, which is better off being left to a repair guy. There're people on Craigslist.com that can repair them, or you can buy the replacement part for $20 and re-solder it inside the DS. If you're gonna do this, you'll want to buy a triwing screwdriver (best on ebay) if you don't have one. Otherwise, don't take it to GameStop; it's not worth the money. If your DS serial number is invalid or missing, Nintendo can replace it with a new DS Lite for $80 (that's the offer they gave me). I hope this helps with your problem.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
On any card or just one particular card?
Did you make sure the card is securely clicked into the Ds?
Is the inside of the Ds slot dirty or damaged?
Did you insert the game AFTER or BEFORE turning on the system? (the game should be put in FIRST before turning on the ds)
any more information would help us greatly to help you. =)
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
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