Question about Nintendo DS Console
My sons nintedno ds is playing some games but not recognising others.the gba games all play any solutions please.
With three boys we frequently have this problem and we found that rubbing the pins clean with a Qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol and then wait for it to be mostly dry before re-inserting. Some times we have to do this 2 times - good luck!
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Try cleaning into the Slot-1, blowing inside first to remove dust then try again the non working games.
Look inside the Slot-1 for bended pins or check the ejecting lock mechanism for performance (taking the game by forcing it out can damage the mechanism).
Carefully clean the cartridges contacts and the pins into the slot-1 with qtips or a little cotton covered stick (moistened in any contact cleaner solution works better, google for non abrasive options) take care not to bend the pins.
Try again the non working games. If noting of previous work you may have a partially damaged or broken slot-1 and that would need more work to be repaired.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
I have done this for several people so far.
I use a nife to cut a pencil eraser to a thin bar with a flat edge. This eraser will fit snuggly into the grooves on the game cartridge and I rub each contact a few times gently.
As for the DS itself, I use electrical contact cleaner on a Q-Tip and insert it STRAIGHT IN AND OUT so not to bend the pins, and then just work my way across the slot in the same fashion.
One good cleaning and I don't have to clean the same unit again.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
The same company that made the UMD Replacement cases, Multimedia
Recovery, has a solution for this out now. It's a DS Replacement Game
Case. You can take apart your old game clean the contacts off and
re-case it in a cool new case! Here's a link on Amazon:
. You should see it on the website and eBay soon as well.
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
We tried the alcohol and all the other fixes but they only worked a fraction of the time. We searched and found a repair paste that works to fix them like new! They used to sell it on ebay but now I think the person is just charging money to fix the games instead. You can buy the paste and cleaning solution for under $10 at nintendorepairshop.com. relieved mom in south jersey
Posted on Apr 23, 2011
Also you can use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts on the game card. This works well as I have done it in the past on several different items to include the DS games.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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