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Game Card not reconised when inserted

When the DS is powered up, it shows that no game card is inserted

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  • mick76 May 28, 2008


  • mick76 May 29, 2008

    Thanks for the comment, I am using the original DS cards within the DS and all of the known good working cards arent being reconised by the DS, so I guess its down to the card slot.

  • mick76 May 30, 2008

    I have taken the DS apart and its obvious now what the problem is a broken pin inside the card slot..(4yr olds for you)!.

    So I have to track down a new Motherboad I guess..thanks for the feedback, really good this site,keep it up

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    when i put my action replay into
    the game thing after the screen where it says touch the
    screen to play i touch it then once i touch it
    another screen shows up
    and says there is no game inserted
    but my AR is inserted can anyone help me with this problem ?

  • toastier Dec 16, 2008

    I'm having a similar problem. I'm using Action Replay MAX on a old DS. I've had the Action Replay for about 6 months now, and it worked fine. Now all of the sudden, when I put the Action Replay in my DS with a game in it, it says "Insert Game Cart". I've tried to clean the Action Replay with a Q-Tip, and I've tried holding the game into the Action Replay while trying to use it. But I get the same message. I've checked my DS too; it still plays all my games.
    I've tried resetting my DS too. All that did was delete all my games/codes off of it, so I had to put them back on.
    Help please!!!

  • king_gold23 Mar 17, 2009

    when i put my game in it will not recognize it at all what do i have to do to fix it



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Hi guys it has happend to me rty to use a cotton swab in the cartrage slot to get all the dust or dirt out

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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If you are using an original cartridge then try with a known working cartridge. If not working then you might have a dirty or loosen cartridge slot so you need to take it to a repair shop or to nintendo customer support.

If you are using an external memory flashcart then be sure the needed system files are already in the memory. Try taking the memory out and plug in again. Try lifting a bit the flashcart while in the slot the see if working now then you have a defective flashcart circuit.

If you are using an internal memory flashcart make sure the system files are already in the memory. If still not working then you have a defective flashcart.

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • Ed Perez
    Ed Perez May 30, 2008

    Did you tried any gameboy advance game cartridge in the slot2?

    If working then you can be sure your slot1 is damaged or too dirty to make good contact with the game cartridge so cant recognize the game properlly.

    You can also try to lift a bit or press up the game cartridge to force it to make electrical contact then turn on the NDS.

    There is also the posibility that any slot1 solders would be cracked, any slot pin is broken or bent. You can check it inside with a light and then you might correct it with a thin tool.



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