3DS Reads 3ds games but not ds games

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Adeka, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Adeka
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    So I got a bargain deal on a 3ds marked as "broken" running 4.5.0_09U. The damn thing wont read ds games. Including flashcarts and actual cartridges. Yet it reads 3ds games just fine. I shined a flashlight in the cartridge slot and everything looks fine.

    I've already installed a9lh on it but I would still like it to read my ds carts. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Corrupt TWL?
     
  3. reiyu

    reiyu Canadian, eh?

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    shouldn't TWL have been upgraded upon him going from 4.5 to 11?
     
  4. Red9419

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    Try downloading the latest TWL and install it manually .
     
  5. Adeka
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    no luck with it. They still don't show up.
     
  6. testerfan

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    have you tried playing DS games before installing a9lh? my guess it has nothing to do with the mod, if you can't see anything else wrong with it - not reading DS games is probably the reason it was marked as broken
     
  7. bowser

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    Maybe this is dumb but did you try the paper trick with DS games?
     
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    I had not tried it but it did fix the issue,thanks

    although ALWAYS needing paper for a ds game is pretty annoying
     
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    You mean that actually worked?! LOL!
     
  10. Adeka
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    it did work. Although i've never heard of a 3ds with contact issues with all ds games. Pretty bizarre but at least its fixed
     
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  11. Xenon Hacks

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    Well they do have different sizes maybe the game reader is out of position internally.