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Games not reconized

Ds will not reconize any game card either original games or r4 chip any suggestions

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  • beckuhloo Dec 16, 2008

    Hi i have the same problem have a new ds and r4 chip but ds doesnt recognise the chip has been inserted



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I have had the same problem but solved it by blowing on the metal contacts of the chip and blowing into the card slot on the ds. sometimes there can be a very small amount of fluff on the contacts. If this doesnt work try cleaning the contacts very gently with a soft cloth.

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Does your console still have a warranty? If it does, then send it in to Nintendo for repair.

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R4 was playing games on DS without any problem. Then at one point when my daughter put it back in DS to use, when it came to the screen to list the games on the chip for her to pick one to play, it would...

Back up the games to a folder on your HD on your PC.
Assuming its a orignal R4 card, format the memory card by inserting it in your pc, right clicking on the drive letter that pops up, click 'format', click yes.
Now, download these files and drag and drop them EXACTLY the same as the appear when opening them (2 folders and few files) to the root of your memory card:
(number 15)
Put these files on, then drag and drop your game(s) back ups ;) to the memory card, should be good to go.
If that fails, could be broken/ dirty memory card, give it blow and also in the cartidge port.
Other than that Im not sure
Hope this helps.

Feb 01, 2011 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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It sounds like you've developed a contact problem with the R4 card I'm afraid - unless you can clearly see where the physical damage has occured it probably makes sense to grab a new one. :(

You can buy original DS cards from - although if you live in Canada or Europe you may want to consider because their shipping rates internationally are a bit cheaper. They also sell real r4i cards etc. so I wouldn't worry about either shop though.

Good luck!

Jul 11, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Game card not reconized game will not start

try truning off the ds on and of till it works if it dosent then take out the game card blow on it or lick it then puy it back in and try again

Dec 14, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Ds lite wont read r4 card

hang about its even reckonising the card? let alone booting into the menu? sure you dont have a duff card? i had 2 of those, sent em back got replacements that work brill.

Apr 04, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Feb 19, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Freezed on loading screen !!!!!!!!!

Hi, the original R4 revolution will only worked up to kernel 1.16 or 1.17 or 1.18 (cant remember its one of them). Anything that is higher than that are for the R4 SDHC and others (different type). R4 Cards can be pretty confusing as there are many types (original v2, v3, SDHC, supercard...etc) and they all have their own website. Cant remember the link to the original one but you can get the software at

Hopefully this one should work for you

Feb 02, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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What version you running on the R4??? 1.18 should be the right one,

Could try reloading all the files and folders.

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Action Replay won't reconize game cartridge

Unfortunately not all games are supported by Action Replay. I suggest following the AR update instructions in the instruction booklet to download the newest codelists from the action replay websites, if you follow them step by step you should get the new codelists no problem. Your game might still not be supported though, just update frequently and hopefully they'll add your game soon!

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