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The ds lite an ds have cartridge slot problems its common either a pin is bent or the plating on the cartridge slot has come off so copper is showing or is green Needs a replacement slot Happy to give a free quote dsdoc
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
Not that common a problem. Have one on my desk at the moment with the same problem. It seems that the game bent two of the contacts in the card reader (ds lite game section -slot 1). I opened the slot and straightened the two pins and this solved the problem.
Be careful if you are doing this as it is quiet tricky with a good few small parts.
To owner of question, you will have to clean out the DS Lite Cartridge Slot since there must be too much corrosion on the pins or dust inside the Cartridge Slot. Try using rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to clean the inside of it. Then use a dry q-tip to dry the rubbing alcohol. To Guest - If you open up the DS Lite, you will see that the cartridge slot is covered with metal. You can't get into it without breaking it apart. Your best bet is to buy a replacement Cartridge Slot off of Ebay, desolder the old one, and then solder the new one on.