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Action Replay suddenly says Unknown Game

I was playing on with Pokemon Pearl and all of a sudden it says 'Unknow Game' I tried restarting it all over again I also tried sinking with my computer again, but no help. Can someone please help me out fasttttt.
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  • SupremeHobo Jul 25, 2008

    My problem is that when I put the action replay in and even though the game cartridge(pokemon pearl) is in it, it says that there is an unknown game in it but then says the game's code in the lower left corner of the top screen it says the game's code. But if I put in the code and I finish the code, I try to push next to create the new save thing for it, but it doesn't let me push the next. So I am screwed and I only got it two days ago... if it helps, it only f***ed up as soon as my brother put it into his ds. It got from ebay for $35.23 and I really need to fix it. Email me at if you know how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    The game i had was Pokemon Diamond but suddenly it said Unknown game in my action replay i don't know how to solve it. can somebody help me pleaseeee?

  • chococat140 Jan 04, 2009

    the same thing's happening to me... except when I try to put in the game ID red and blue bars start flashing across the screen. this thing was a lot of money and I don't know what to do with it! other games have worked before and this is the first game that's doing this. I really need these cheats!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    Help me , I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    my action replay says unknown game

  • benedictan Jan 10, 2009

    my game says unknown game someone help me

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    help me!!!! it wont work it just says unknown game when i put pokemon diamond in it, please help

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    when i was playing pokemon diamond with my action replay i turned it off and
    then it said unkown game

  • tjhogue1 Feb 10, 2009

    i was playing on pokemon pearl and it foze then i turned it off and then it sayed that it is a unknowed game plese help me

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    me too

  • lnbeachboard Feb 22, 2009

    I got a knew game and it has it in it's list of games but it reads unknown game!

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    when I turn on action replay it says unknown game when it worked before!  Also I can't use my codes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I was about to begin my game but I wanted to check how to do something but i accidently started deleting it so i turned my ds off. When i turned it back on, my action replay said unknown game and every cheat and game i had on my action replay were deleted. I need to know what to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same problem!

    All of a sudden MY Pokemon Pearl Becomes Unknown Game and now all my cheats have been erased or atleased I can't find them!!!!

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    my has the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    i was trying to update it and it got deleted

  • gagestephens Mar 14, 2009

    my action replay stoped working it says unknown game and i do not have any idea how to fix it the game is pokemon diamond if that helps plz anser FAAAST

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    my action replay was working perfectly (with pokemon pearl) and then all of a sudden my action replay says "unknown game" when i put pokemon pearl in my DS. I need help and i have no clue what is wrong.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i can play my games because there delted

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I was just playing my pokemon diamond,turned it off and then it said unknown game.I fixed the unknown game part but I lost all my codes.

    How can I get them back?

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009


  • rollinsm31 Apr 08, 2009

    every single game on my ar was deleted and it shows up red and blue when i try to put new ones on it i need help

  • d_carothers Apr 09, 2009

    my game also says unknow game for pokemon diamond but i think its just the glitch of the AR cuase it will come back on saying the actual name most of the time

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    when it says insert game card then it says unknown game help me piease thank you

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    when i was playing final fantasy 3 i was getting new things, then i went to my action replay and it says unknown game and all the rest of the games got deleted then i went to the action replay code manager and it says that i dont have enough memory to get back my games. i need help and quick!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    someone help! I dnt kno wat 2 do, when i put my action replay in the ds i went on the blue spaner and selected save codelist changes now wenever i put a game in it says unkown game and it says i have no games on my action replay wen its in the Ds but wen i plug it into the computer it says that i have too many games on my action replay.... :S

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I was playing action replay by typing in a code for my pokemon game but after that it would always say unknown game.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    I put in a game that I had already cheated on but then I updated it then it just said Unknown game and plus the cheats that it gave me when I updated it didnt work.

  • Arns9 May 09, 2009

    I accidentlly erased all my cheats on the Action Replay. How do I retrieve them?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    It turned off then all of the sudden it said unknown game



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You should go get a pro console guy and he might fix it if not get a new nitendo but a i have a good one get rid of the action rellay because the jam gaming wires and systems

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Hay fans of this website my action replay doesn't work if anyone has best way to
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Sometimes it says that it is an unknown game but usually it isn't and you can play it. If you just keep putting the game in and out it probably will help.

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Well Can anyone help me out with this question. Ok so i have a Dsi and i plugged action replay in there so i plugged it into the computer and the i relized it works for ds lite but all the memory is earsed off of it. So can you please help me fix my action replay./..!!!

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to do this follow these steps.

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