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The nintendo ds states that there is no ds card inserted, when there is one inserted and it doesn't play.

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    my ds is doing the same thing... my nintendogs game cant be read but my brain age works perfectly fine... i have no clue what to do!!!! I;ve cleaned teh card with special chemicals, i've blown into it, i've reset the system, i have nothing left to do .. PLEASE HELP!

  • DS Mom Nov 14, 2008

    My son's ds lite is doing this. Sent it back thought something wrong with the consol. However, it is the game. I think there is a lot of corrosion on the connections and he also tends to leave them on the floor etc. Does the WD 40 work???

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I had the same problem on my sons DS. I sprayed the card on the electrical connection with WD-40 because I didn't have contact cleaner. I then inserted/ejected the card 5 or 6 times and now it works perfect! Problem solved....Good luck.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

Turn it off, take out the card. then reinsert and try again

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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SOURCE: DS Lite - Game card recognition

there is an error with the ds itself, you will have to get it sent off for repairs or find a nearby gaming repair shop

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: nintendo DS not recognising R4DS CARD

Had this problem too. Solved it by cutting a small piece of thin card (cigerette box} or anything similar , and inserting it along with the r4 card to make it a tighter fit.Insert it in the back side of the r4 card, not the side with the metal contacts.hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: No DS card inserted and There is no gamepak

Problem Solved: Look into the socket where the cartridge is inserted and count the number of pins you see.
If it is less than 17, then you have a contact pin that has broken off or is bent to the point it can no longer be seen and is not making contact with the cartridge.
If you have warranty, take it back and have them replace the unit, if you don't have warranty you have to take the unit apart and replace the socket yourself. (WARRNING) if you have no experience with soldering, do not attempt this!
I have 30+ years in electronics and have taken these units apart, and have always found pins missing or bent over to the point of not making contact.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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