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Ds game pak will not work

When i put my game in and turn on the ds it goes straight to the setup menu. i put the setting on auto and it still will not play the game. its like the ds doent recognise the game. any thoughts

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Re: ds game pak will not work

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

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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When i put in a game it says insert game cart

Well, I used to have the nintendo 64 and it would do the samething. Even my nintendo ds does it! But I think it is a common misread of the software. I've fixed my problems by:
1. Taking out game pak, and blow into game pak slot.
2. Try putting the game pak back into the slot.
3. Or blow onto the gamepak gentally, for it might just be dust build-up.

These may not work, but hopefully they will. They've worked for me before. For my ds I had mariokart in the slot and it didn't read the software but I took out the game pak and placed it back into the slot and it worked.

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Where is the reset butten on the nintendo ds lite?

Turn off the DS
Remove the game
Turn on the DS

Go into Settings
Go into Options
Go into Start-up

Switch from Auto Mode (game will begin automatically) to Manual Mode

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Cant play games on nintendo ds lite

I can tell you.You might have to clean the back metal strips on your Ds game or game Pak.Also the game pak's internal battery has runned dry.Use a cutip to clean inside (works on Ds games)Turn on and off the Ds muiltiples off times and it should have work.I tried it and it worked.

Dec 27, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Do you have your DS set on Auto Mode, if so the DS will automatically start up any games that are inserted.

Deselecting Auto Mode:
If it's on Auto Mode, any games are automatically started. To deselect auto mode you just need to start up your DS without any games in either of the game slots, then it'll go to the DS screen, since no games are in for now this screen is useless right?

To select Manual Mode ( where it goes to the selection screen ) as your preffered setup, you'll see a small icon of what resembles a DS at the bottom of the menu screen. Remeber your games are still not inserted at this point yet. Use the directional pad to select the mini icon, or you can tap it twice. Tapping it proves more difficult though due to it's position. Once selected a toolbar of four options will appear, tap on the one displaying a wrench. From that box three other options should appear, tap on the one shown as an arrow pointing halfway through a rectangle (start up settings) you want to select Manul Mode. Wait a few seconds for the DS settings to save then you can turn it off. Now you'll be able to see the selection screen with your games inserted.

Summary of all that:
  1. remove any inserted games
  2. turn on to see the menu screen
  3. select the mini DS icon at screen's bottom
  4. when the four pictures appear, tap on the one of a "wrench"
  5. when three more pictures appear tap on the one of an arrow pointing half way through the rectangle
  6. two options appear, select manual mode.
I really hope thats what you meant ^_^ If it wasn't, ask one of the experts.

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I think mine had this problem. It used to boot to the settings screen,where i would select what i wanted,then it would save and power off but when i rebooted it returned to the settings screen again. I found that by sticking a supercard in it(google it), it bypassed the settings screen. Mine now works fine all the time

Dec 20, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS not going to the menu but straight to the game. This annoying

When turning your NDS ON press the select button a while and the main menu must appear instead the game.

To disable the Auto Mode go to:
Manual Mode: if you would like the main menu screen to appear or;
Auto Mode: if you would like for the game cartridge to run when you turn on your DS.

Anyway at this time you know how to access the main menu screen in auto mode so if you like the game to load instantly then let the setting in auto mode and access the menu only when needed.

Good Luck...

PD: I am not Daniel, dont even know him XD...

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Thing goes to game instead of the menu bar when DS game is in.

you can set the ds to auto load the game from the options menu, so turn off the system take out the game cards (both DS and advance games) and then turn on your system, that should cause your system to start displaying the pictochat/ ds download play screen at the bottom of this you will see a ds pic tap that and you can get into your settings and change them from auto to manual.

Hope that helps ;)

Dec 07, 2007 | 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 :)

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