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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My GBA GamePak loses data every time I turn off the system.

Owning a Dual Screen* Lite, I am able to play GameBoy Advance games on my DS. The one particular software my problem persists with is Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. You know how the Language Select screen ONLY comes up the VERY FIRST TIME the GamePak is inserted? Recently I found that that screen comes up every time I start up the software, and all the save data ever kept on this cartridge is nowhere to be found. It literally resets back to its original factory settings every time I turn the system off, so all the save files are reset to new blank ones. Even the preset high score for the original Mario Bros. game is there! I tried it on another DS Lite, and the problem still occurred. What can be done to stop this cartridge from forgetting it being used?

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The battery in your Game Pack cartridge is dead. Here are some instructions to swap it out. You will need a tri-point screwdriver and a new CR2025 battery.

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