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Nintendo DS Lite: Carteidge Slot

The metal things at the bottom of the cartridge slot have some-how become bent so the DS won't read the game. Please help!

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Oh no! You have to immediately take it to a authorized service center and have them fix it. They have special tools. Please DON'T use a screwdriver!

Good luck and take care,

Posted on Aug 07, 2008


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