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Our new nintendo ds won't play a used game.

Our boys just got a brand new ds lite.  But, when we put in a used game it asks for us to turn off the game, take out the cartridge and turn it on again. So we do that and it just keeps asking the same thing.  Is there a reset we need to do with the game so it will work again?  Any advice?

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Re: our new nintendo ds won't play a used game.

Have you tried the game in another DS Lite? Maybe the contacts are tarnished so it's not detecting a proper game inserted.

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  1. Step 1 Look on the game’s packaging for the "Multiplayer" icon. If the game requires only one player to have a copy of the game, the icon will show two DS Lites: a DS Lite with a black screen transmitting waves to a DS Lite with a white screen. Below the two DS Lites is a range of numbers which indicates how many players the game can support.
  2. Step 2 Put the game card in the Nintendo DS Lite that is acting as the host for the multiplayer game session and start it up.
  3. Step 3 Have the other players turn on their systems. They will use the main menu screen to access the "DS Download Play" icon. They need to tap the icon to begin downloading the game information from the host DS Lite.
  4. Step 4 Begin playing when all of the systems have finished downloading the game information from the host.
  5. Multiple Cards for Multiple Players
  6. Step 1 Look at the "Multiplayer" icon. If every player in the game session needs a copy of the game in order to play, the icon will show two DS Lites, both with black screens, transmitting waves toward each other. A range of numbers is under this graphic and indicates how many people can play at one time.
  7. Step 2 Read the game's instruction manual on how to set up the game session. The steps required vary by company and sometimes by title within the same company.
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Pokemon diamond and pearl freeze my ds

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