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Nintendo ds lite won't read card

Help, my sons Nintendo DS Lite won't read the DS cards. It will read the gameboy advance games. Anything I can do without buying a new one? I was able to fix my PS2 with help from online but couldn't find anything about the ds lites

Thanks,

Lisa

lisaspur@gmail.com

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  • Lisaspur Feb 11, 2008

    I tried that too, no go. Thanks anyway. I may just have to bite the bullet and get a new one.

  • sweet mom Feb 16, 2008

    My sons ds doesnt recognize the ds game after it is inserted what can i do?

  • nintendoliu Nov 28, 2008

    when i put in a game card in my ds , and i turn it on, it says there is no ds card inserted please dont tell me i have to buy a new one



  • linzikaren28 Nov 30, 2008

    I have a DS lite that wont recognise gameboys games or DS game cards! HELP!

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    ds will not read card onlythe old games

  • khalil19 Dec 11, 2008

    i can't get the games when i trun it off and turn it back on it will go on something else the games won't come up

  • latifnafisa Dec 14, 2008

    everytime i insert the card a signs comes up MENU? and it freezes

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    my ds lite won't read my game

  • msalgado2003 Feb 28, 2009

    on certain games my son's DS will not read the card and then sometimes it will read it and then stop in the middle of a game???

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    just got it for christmas but it reads gameboy cards but not ds ones

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    nintendo ds lite won t read card

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Had this problem, i looked into where the game goes and one of the little metal teeth was bent, so i took a long toothpick and gently pushed it back over now it works fine. Be careful that you dont break it off though.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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  • Ryuk166 Dec 06, 2010

    my ds froze alot when i was playing pokemon pearl and diamond and one day it just stopped playing all my ds games and in the slot 1 like you said a tooth was bent and when i turned on my ds it would freeze or wouldnt even show the screen what do i do and how do i fix it??

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  • FunkyKong Apr 30, 2013

    a lot of people probably click on this page looking for "ds lite won't read game cartridges" rather than "is it 'alot' or 'a lot', but thanks for providing a place for people looking for both!

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I have this problem right now.
With my DS Lite,
check in your slot 1. The pins are basically pushed down,and they are bent. Or,you can't play slot 1 no more because one of the pins fell in the system.
What I did yesterday was call Nintendo,and they will repair it.
(Also,If you don't have a serial number or any other broken problems,they will repair it for free. This takes 3 weeks)
It's not the card,its the DS.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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Try cleaning out the ds game card slot

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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You can contact nintendo's costomer suipport and they will fix ds consoles and games.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

  • dragonwinx Jul 24, 2008

    Call (800) 255-3700. It is Nintendo's customer support

  • cm961 Oct 16, 2010

    I called but both my units are out of warranty. The one unit has had games swapped in it maybe 20 times total. That's a pretty quick failure. It seems Nintendo products aren't the ones to buy. They want $110 (CAD) to repair each unit.

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Its usually in the menu, change it to ds lite,instead of gameboy.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • naomi_dawson Oct 24, 2010

    how do you do that?

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De De_99
Is most likely correct.
i have the same problem. most Pins are bent so Ds games cant be read,
while Gameboy games can.
im going to bring it to a store so they can fix it.
but u can try to bend them back.

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

  • Service4Tech Oct 27, 2010

    take the system to a service shop, people try to fix things but sometimes goes worst and pay more at the end, my recomendations service4mytech. com 414-745-1664

  • richman1992 Oct 28, 2010

    True, i went to two shops near by and they could not help me.. i still have it doing nothing lol.
    But thank you hopefully i can fix this soon.

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