My problem is I have two nintendo s that will not read DS card. I have looked and all the pins look fine and not bendt or out of line. I have read all the solutions on here and so have tried blowing down the slot. Nothing is working. Do you know any other solutions and also can you purchase just a new slot and do you know if they are easy to install. I really cant afford a new DS however it has to be a cheap fix as I wanted to sell these on ebay
Did you try to clean the pins (carfully) this sometimes works for me, their is no one i know of that sells the slot reader, as for replacing it you will need to desolder and resolder the 18 pins plus the 4 that hold the shell down
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try compressed air.
more then likely its a hardware issue.
try getting an R4DS card and download games from www.filestube.com if you dont want to repair it.
you can have 50+ games on an sd card and not have to lug around all those games anymore
your DS may be too old to read the card... I got the "New Super Mario Bros" and my old DS wouldnt read it. when i tested it on my new one, it worked just fine. of course, it could also be the ds card slot. here is a website that sells replacement items. i would look up step-by-step instructions on how to replace it before you try anything.
Look down in the cartrage area and see if one of the pins has become broken or bent. This is the most common problem for this symptom. If this is the case, then you will probably have to take it to your local game store for repair.
this is a problem with the pins inside could be dirty or dusty ether way you will need to get a cleaning fluid ie 100% alcohol cleaning fluid us a clean cotton bud inside the slot and use gently as not to damage pins, if the pins are heavy soiled you may need to get a fiberglass tipped pen wich is used to clean up poor contact areas on boards and other electrical circuits
Some pins were bent in my son's DS. I used a mini LED light and an open paper clip as a pick to bend them back into line. I then got an Emory board (nail file) and wet the tip in alcohol, the board is the right thickness to just reach the copper pins. I went in and out gently as I worked my way across the lot and kept wetting the file with alcohol. All the games worked like it was new. be sure to do this upside down so the alcohol drips out the slot along with the filings. good compressed air blow after you are done to get all the strays out of there.
The pinds are copper and they do oxidize and the games left in gets moisture trapped between the game and the pin causing some corrosion. Maybe diddimilar metals by alloy but wither way this fix works ! : )
had this problem, i looked into where the game goes and one of the little metal teeth was bent, so i took a long toothpick and gently pushed it back over now it works fine. Be careful that you dont break it off though.