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Game won't go into DS Lite

When attempting to put a DS game into the DS the game won't go in all the way and click in. If I hold the game in the slot the DS recognizes it and seems to function correctly but the game just wont click in. Is there a way that I can fix this myself?

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Re: Game won't go into DS Lite

This is my daughters DS after much research and fiddling with this DS lite I discovered that one of the rinestone "Bling" jewels that she had covering the DS had ended up in the slot and prevented any of the games from being inserted properly. Since is was a clear silver one it was very difficult to see until I used a Halogen flashlight to look into the slot.Thanks for the help!

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

Re: Game won't go into DS Lite

Do other games work (click) correctly?

Is there something wrong with the game cartridge? Like is the case bent or broken?

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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My sons DS lite is having issues with the games clicking into the slot. The games go all the way into the slot but wont click into place, and they will play if i hold the game in. I've looked in the slot...

The spring that holds the game in place is broken and needs to be replaced. at some point someone may have snatched the game out instead of pressing it in then ejecting it. Here is a link to another moms story about the DS I hope this helps and I hope its just gunk stuck in the bottm of slot 1 thanks in advance for your feedback

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My Ds Lite will not reconize games.

Your game slot is probably dirty. You first trying blowing in it and see if that dislodges enough dirt to allow a game to start. Either way you want to buy a DS Lite game slot cleaning kit and clean the connectors in the slot. Also, make sure you clean the game contacts as well. If they have dirt on them it will get stuck on the contacts in the console when you put it in to play it. DON'T use alcohol to clean games or the ds slot. Buy a kit.

Dec 27, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Which card slot holds games slot1 or slot2

The Slot 1 holds the new DS games while the Slot 2 holds the older game boy advanced game cartridges

Nov 12, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds lite says card has been removed during game play

There might be something (dirt or dust) blocking up the ds card slot. So try blowing on the card and in the game slot.

Aug 02, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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DS Lite game card won't "click" into slot

Slightly push once. If too fast come out.
If still, back to nintendo

Apr 16, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Message reads no ds card inserted even though there is a card present in slot

well if thats the problematic case,

if it says no game inserted and theres a game in the slot,
this reallt worked
1 turn the ds off
2 take out the ds game
3 turn on the ds(remeber the game is out of the slot)
4 turn off the ds
5 carefully blow on the ds game all around
6 then blow in the slot were the ds game goes.
7 now put the ds game back into the slot.
8 now finaly trun on the ds and it should say theres a game in the slot

Apr 04, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Game slot has been damaged on nintendo ds

I can give you some answers but might not work. See if the slot where the Ds game suppose to go needs to be cleaned.Take a pice of cotton from the cutip and put it on your stlyer(DS stick).Clean inside of it.Stiil dose not work and have a warranty go get the ds repaired.DO NOT PUT LIQUID IN THE DS SLOT(WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN TILL REPAIRED).

Dec 30, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nintendo DS Lite

If you are using R4, you should put the game in the slot then start the ds, otherwise it won't work. That all i know lol!!

Aug 29, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ds not working

When you put the game in, after it clicks hold it down and do not let go. turn on your ds and see if it reads it. If it doesn't, check the pins in the slot 1 slot and maybe just put some water on a q-tip and wipe them gently. If it reads when you hold it down maybe just tape it that way or something. Check the game also to see if there are scratches on the gold part. If this all doesn't work then I am out of solutions. Or you could send it to nintendo because if they can't fix it, you get a new DS.

Jun 25, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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There is a DS Option Pak Inserted

okay: do not worry this is not a problem the the slot 2 cartridge is not a game and therefore cannot be played :) so there is nothing wrong with it. you can trust me on this one, I have one of these. The only thing this bottom cartridge is, is kind of like an adapter to connect to the computer. you should have recieved a usb cable that goes along with the cartridge. when your ds is turned off, you can connect the usb side of the cable to your computer, and the other side to the bottom cartridge, ( note that you should also have the slot 1 card in the top game slot while doing this ) then turn on your ds, and click on the the top game (not the option pack) then it should give you the option to go to usb mode. im sorry if i made this seem too complex, but you can email me at for more help, if you'd like :)

Dec 06, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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