Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console

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After switching DS on I get the clock and calendar but I cannot open any games. Screen tells me to Download software via DS Download Play on doing this I get the message on screen that it is looking for software available to download. It just ticks away but nothing happens. The Game in question is NintendoDS 93 in 1 93DO01 Removed the battery to reset the DS. Went through the set up OK. Shut down. Inserted a game, it shows the name of the game, but the screen indicates that it is searching for software. This happens with any game.

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I would suggest to get it warranty replaced or repaired if you have it still, Il look more into this soon.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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My son has a nintendo ds lite and when ever I insert any game it will not play the game. It comes to the main screen where it has the clock as well as the calendar. Does not matter what game it is, can you...


When you get to that screen, there should be a menu option for the game that you just tap to start the game. Look for a menu option on that screen that looks like the name of the Game Card you have inserted.
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My son has managed to change the language to german and we cannot change it back. It does not go into a screen to allow us to pick english. Any suggestions?


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go to the screen with the clock and calendar.
at the very bottom of the touch screen is a DS icon, select it.
next you'll get a screen with: a wrench, clock/calendar, person,a cross hair with a small square in the middle.
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How do you work the nintendo ds download?


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you can buy an r4 somewhere so the games will work propaly

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It means that multiple people can play the game wirelessly, and only one person needs to own the game. Other friends can connect to your DS via wifi, and they'll download what they need from you so that they can play as well.

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More brain game


How did you sort it i have the same problems

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