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Game card not inserted

Will not recognise game when inserted

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  • KMCarlucci Jul 22, 2008

    i have two games, at first i thought it was the batteries, then i noticed it didnt work on both games and it was more than one cartridge that this was happening with. also, the game box advance games were working on it. is it a problem with where the cartridge gets inserted - does it need to be cleaned or something?

  • dragonwinx Jul 24, 2008

    i dropped my ds and it had my action replay and pokemon diamond in it. now when i turn it on, my action replay is fine, but it can't read pokemon. i put in nintendogs and yoshi's island and they both worked, but it can't see my pokemon. i tried inserting it and taking it out while it was still on (like they tell you not to) because it usually freezes.(done without action replay inserted) but, my ds didn't freeze, it just can't read it. is there any way i could send it to nintendo for repair or something without losing all my memory on my game?



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I found Nintendo's customer support and they said they can fix consoles and games. I hope they can fix Pokemon without wiping the memory.(i've had it for ayear and a half and it is my favorite game) :(

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Looks like a problem with the slot. You can try to blow some air in it but more likely it is one of the contacts. I've even seen a loose soldering on the systemboard.
It might be better to send it to Nintendo for repair.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008


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