Nintendo DS - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support



Hey everyone, not sure if this will work for everyone, but its worth a shot.  my problem was identical to all the others here, a flash of orange and then nothing.  
i thought perhaps those little metal contacts on the battery and the ds had build up a little corrosion, interrupting the charge.  so, i took some rubbing alcohol and q-tips and gently scrubbed them clean, both on the battery AND the ds side.
After this, my ds has worked flawlessly.  Hope it's the same for you!
12/17/2022 10:34:53 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Dec 17, 2022

Nds roms not working

Usually when there are problems with booting roms on the r4 it is because the kernel is out of date. Download the latest kernel for your r4 at
If the games still don't work, you might need to replace the arm7.bin file in the game. To do this, you will need to use a program called DSLazy. You can download it here. So to replace the arm7.bin, you will need a nds rom that works without the arm7.bin fix.
Step One: Start DSLazy.
Step Two: Browse for the file that works without the fix (I use Tetris DS)
Step Three: Click Unpack. This will create a new folder called NDS_UNPACK
Step Four: Move the arm7.bin inside the new folder somewhere safe. Close DSLazy
Step Five: Complete steps 1-3 again.
Step Six: Now open NDS_UNPACK that you just created with the game you want to fix and put the arm7.bin that you moved from step four into the NDS_UNPACK to replace the one already in there with the new one.
Step Seven: Click NDS Packer in DSLazy. This will create a new version of the game you want to fix with a new arm7.bin
Step Eight: You are done. Copy the game to your r4 and load it. The game should work.

If this didn't work, which shouldn't happen, try re-downloading your roms.
If it STILL doesn't work, there might be a problem with your r4, and you might want to get it fixed or get a new one.

~hope this helps.
12/3/2022 8:48:22 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Dec 03, 2022

Nintendo DS Lite, Powers on, Black Screens

Probably overheated and damaged the GPU.
10/29/2022 5:20:43 PM • Nintendo DS Lite • Answered on Oct 29, 2022

Cannot save game in super mario 64 for ds

maybe you're not going to the start and turning it off. when you save everything else and quit turn it off right on the menu or further back. I think this will not answer the question so if no work sorry.
7/12/2022 1:30:47 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Jul 12, 2022

Hi our nintendo keeps freezing when we turn it on,

try taking the battery out then putting the thing in again
1/19/2022 9:47:02 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Jan 19, 2022

How do I fix the SSL error cod on my Nintendo 3DS

Question edited to add the word Nintendo, because not everyone is a mind reader. Question moved from Computers, to Nintendo now we know what a '3ds' is. Also fixed to '3DS'. SSL = Secure Socket Layer cod =Cash on Delivery. Answers in the link ..
12/7/2021 6:07:16 PM • Nintendo DS... • Answered on Dec 07, 2021

The ds is game for the children

I'm allow to my child play Papa Louie games - . May be you'll find some interesting games there.
11/18/2021 11:37:49 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Nov 18, 2021

DS does not read my R4..says There is no card inserted HELP?!?!

Listen this will work. TRUST ME. If you DS says "no ds card detected" but it will detect regular games, there is nothing wrong with the ds or the card. Take a piece of paper, cut it the size of the R4 card (a little longer) then fold it over and place it on the R4 card (same side as sticker on R4card) then put them both in at the same time. This will push the R4 card closer to the pins and it will work. keep trying. Took 3 tries for me and it worked. The idea here is to push the R4 card closer to the side and therefore making a better connection. THIS WILL FIX IT.
8/21/2021 4:25:59 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Aug 21, 2021

Hi my nintendo ds lite

You can try charging your DS lite using a phone charger. In order for this to work the charger must
  • Output around 5.2 volts
  • The end of the plug must look like the second plug from the left in this picture
When plugging this cord into your DS lite do NOT force it in. If you push to hard it may break the DS lite.
6/26/2021 3:52:05 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Jun 26, 2021

R4 White Screen on startup

The screen is broken and has stopped working and the screen has to be replaced You should buy another DS Lite from DKOLdies and Lukie Games and East Starland games and JJ Games.
2/28/2021 11:40:26 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Feb 28, 2021

System settings won't save... Nintendo DS

hi im 9 and i can help you save your settings by turning off the ds and then try to save everything you need and then dont shut close the screen there you go. and fold it back up and it saves
1/2/2021 3:06:52 AM • Nintendo DS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2021

Edge.dat tidak menemukan

I just got that problem too.
"Edge.dat tidak menemukan" means that "Edge.dat cannot be found".
There's a way to fix it.
1) Check your Microsd Card
2) Redownload the EDGE or iEDGE
3) Then, you will see an books icon, right click and choose "Extract Here".

_15.png 4) When done... you'll have:

_16.png 5) Then You copy it to the Micro Card. Edge.dat must not be inside a folder on the card.
6) Then finish.
( I hope it help. Sorry if my tutorial isn't clear -_-. Cuz my English are pretty bad T_T)
11/3/2020 10:11:05 AM • Nintendo DS Lite • Answered on Nov 03, 2020

What charger do I need for Huawei phone. id

There are multiple chargers for phones. Such as android, as you can use any android charger with any android phone.Many phones have this kind of battery, and its best to find a universal charger, otherwise you can use something like this., a simple google search can find you thousands of reliable sites to buy the charger from.
7/15/2020 12:34:14 AM • Nintendo DS... • Answered on Jul 15, 2020

I downloaded fifa 2011 and

This is a non patched version. It has something to do with Antipiracy..

Solution 1: Update your r4 or card to the latest firmware

Solution 2: You will need a patched version of FIFA 2011 (not available yet)

Please give some more info about your card.
Example: Firmware Version, Card
9/6/2019 8:51:11 AM • Nintendo DS... • Answered on Sep 06, 2019

Freezing up

that happens to mine sometimes i smash it against the wall and it works its so cool
6/12/2019 2:19:12 AM • Nintendo DS Lite • Answered on Jun 12, 2019

My Action Replay won't activate cheats in the game!!!

did you try pressing the L and R triggers to activate the cheats? (different games require different buttons to be presses to activate the cheats)
4/28/2019 8:40:24 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Apr 28, 2019

How do you put cheats on your R4

you can do it with a GameShark for some games.

Or you can use cheat right away on you R4 card.
Look on the bottom screen when you have selected a game.
Then you must see Cheat(Y) written below the game (not with all games)
Then you see this image ( on the bottom screen). a3a8546.jpg you must enable the cheat and enable the game just like on the picture , (own dicision real-time on/off enable(B) .
Select your cheats and choose save and exit (down left)
start your game and have fun playing!
4/21/2019 12:07:44 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Apr 21, 2019

On the phantom hourglass it says... data could not

WARNING: This will erase all saved game data!

As the game boots up, press "A,B,X,Y,L, and R" all at the same time to erase all saved game data. This resets the game to all defaults and it's like it's a brand new cartridge. Stinks you lose your save data but at least you get to play again.
4/18/2019 4:49:37 PM • Nintendo DS... • Answered on Apr 18, 2019

I've downloaded a torrent game for my DSi do I put

Most torrent files come with .nfo files. Just right click on them, go to open with. choose notepad, and read.

other then that, downloading games and software and other copyrighted material is illegal. We can not give you instructions to do so.
4/9/2019 5:48:00 PM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Apr 09, 2019

Downloaded games

where can i download ds games for free
3/15/2019 8:19:26 AM • Nintendo DS Lite... • Answered on Mar 15, 2019
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