Nintendo DS Lite Repair
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Kat Barns Jul 15, What if none of my pins are broken, and i tryed cleaning it both ways and it still doesnt work? Sandy Bettis Jan 05, The pins are probably just out of place, I had to get a flashlight and seeing needle and push them back in place and it actually works. You can't post conmments that contain an email address. You can damage the gold plating on the cartridge. With a good light look at the prongs in the cartridge make sure they are not bent. Then try carefully inserting it..
When I let go it does not read it Hi your ds lite cartridge slot inner spring has failed is common You need a new cartridge slot i am happy to fit an return Dsdoc. Hi there, this is a problem to do with the card reader slot, The pins within them become worn or bent and do not make a good contact with the game cartridge any more.
If you have good soldering skills you can do it but I would advise googling for a guide that shows you how to do it. You can follow my tip for actually taking apart the DS. If you have a friend who is good at soldering I am sure they would be able to do it for you.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa. There are a couple of games, Hi, Could be one of a few possibilities, First try giving the games cartridges metal contacts a clean ideally with a cotton bud and white spirit if you don't have white spirit try avoiding anything soapy, try and stick to an alcohol based solvant such as nail polish remover.
If that doesn't work you can try cleaning the cartridge socket slot1 , you can buy proper cleaning cartridges for the DS lite, or, if your feeling brave you can get a jaye cloth, dampen it with an alcohol based solution same as what is used to clean the cartridge and thinly wrap it around a rigid ruler, which can then be gently placed into the slot to give it a bit of a clean.
If they are not and you feel brave you can set about fixing it yourself, take the DS lite apart and have a look at the pins on the slot1 socket, if they are damaged you can buy a replacement socket on ebay, but be warned it is a tricky job to solder a new one on. If you need any further help or advice feel free to message me and I will do my best to help you.
If it comes down to it, if you are local to Bedfordshire, UK I can always take a look at it for you. Not finding what you are looking for? Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! Has this ever happened to you? Here are some simple steps on how to fix the problem. Take the unreadable game cartridge and blow a large puff of compressed air on the back of the cartridge where the metal is.
Alcohol and a cotton swab will also help to clean the cartridge. If your cartridge was dirty and the DS wasn't reading it, that should fix it. If it doesn't, go to the next step. Test the game cartridge on another DS system. If the other system can read it but your system can't, then your DS cartridge slot is either still dirty or your DS is having trouble reading cartridges. Give yourself the gift of time.
Don't go throwing away your cartridge if you know that it works on a different DS than yours. I've had good luck cleaning Nintendo DS game cards with pencil erasers, especially used ones from GameStop. I use an old pink rectangular school eraser that I've worn grooves into to fit the raised bars across the NDS game cards' metal contacts. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2.
I did all of these steps but my DS still won't read any game card. What other options do I have? You should bring it to someone who can repair it, or purchase a new or used DS. Not Helpful 6 Helpful 6. Is there a specific alcohol I should use to clean my Pokemon Pearl game? You can buy any brand that you find at the drugstore. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. It reads it, but when I try to play, I get an error screen. It's not dirty, what should I do?.