Nintendo handheld device released February 2011, identified by model number CTR-001.

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Why will my 3ds not recognize a game in the game slot?

I can put any game into the slot, but the console says that there is nothing in the game slot.

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Matt, before you replace anything, check your ports. Make sure that all the contacts line up, that you have no debris or corrosion build up. Clean it with some alcohol and a few puffs of compressed air.


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The main fail on nintendo DSs is in my opinion connectors. They are much sensitive to oxydation. you can try replacing the motherboard following this guide.

Nintendo 3DS Motherboard Replacement

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my 3ds will not play games i tried to wipe it whith a electronic wet wipe but that did not work someone please answer my question or tell me how much it is to fix it please i want to play pokemon y


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