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Animal Crossing will not save.

My daughter has just purchased Animal Crossing. She can play the game fine, but when it comes to saving, it will not save.When she tries to save, it tells her to take the game cartidge out and try again, but she has tried this a number of times and it still won't save.I have wiped over the terminals of the game, and tried to blow any dust out of the slot, but other than this don't really know what to try. Could this be a problem with the game itself or the unit. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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  • conga1985 Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I press start button to save, it says 'what? For some reason you can't save'. Does anyone know why this is?



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I have repaired many of these units for people and from what I am hearing it actually sounds like a game problem. Have you tried other games in it just to see if they will save if they will I would swap out the game.

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