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DS Card Not Recognized

My son's Nintendo DS powers up fine, the DS cartridge fits into the unit fine, but the unit is not recognizing a DS card.

We are getting a message that says "No DS Card inserted." We have tried 4-5 games - all fit in the unit fine, but none of them are being recognized.

Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    my daughters new ds lite worked fine with the new games she got for christmas, however, it is now saying there is no ds card inserted when there is. I have blown gently into slot 1 and tried different games to no avail.

  • kukyto Feb 20, 2008

    I do have the same problem, ds card not recognized...Just wondering if this slot is replaceable, since I notices that some of the contacts inside the card slot are kind of bend or broken...This should be the problem in mine, I can actually see those contacts in bad shape...

    Is there anyway to replace this card slot?


    Walter C

  • Deano58 Feb 26, 2008

    Same problem here! Unfortunately mine was an import from Hong Kong so won't be sending it back to get it sorted. Can anyone suggest where I might get a replacement 'slot'? Only quote I've had so far to repair it has been for £75 so might just as well get a new one. From the UK this time...



  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    I tried that solution but ... did not help at all.

    I've blew on the game and DS and wiped them but same answer ...NO

  • momkel Jan 22, 2009

    My daughters ds lite does not recognize any games. The contacts in the game slot are also bent. I think I also need to replace the game slot.

  • billion2131 Jan 23, 2009

    when we turn on the nds...the message is downloading games...and nothing more...waited for ages nothing happens.

  • robertapetre Jan 23, 2009

    when i turn on my ds it does not read the game



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We've blown in ours and, reinsterted the game and still get teh 'No Card Inserted' error!?!

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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The card slot may be dusty, blow gently into it (making sure no spittle gets in) or get a clean cloth and wipe the outside of it. On no account must the slot get wet, or it will probably get damaged and will not work.

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