This Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 as the successor to the Nintendo DS. Getting inside this device is simple, making for easy fixes.

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Why Game card is not working?

When I put in the "game card"(Original one)and turn on I can see at screen

"empty DS card".

I was trying to three different card.

But same thing.

Could you help for me?


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check the card reader (simply look inside) - they are pretty crappy and could have bent or broken contacts. if you don't see anything, open the ndsl and check the contacts from the card reader to the mainboard.

the part can be replaced, but that involves soldering. i always bought the part from chinese sellers on ebay - it cost's around 3$ (i had it with free shipping for that price)

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Thank you!

I will try. :-)


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take it to game werks they fixed mine

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Just spray a small amount of WD40 onto the game cartridge's connectors. Insert the cartridge into the ds lite and then remove. Use a toothpick to clean between the pins inside the ds lite and you should be back to normal.

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