Dsi cartridge problem

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jelmew, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. jelmew
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    jelmew GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi all.

    I would be grateful if some people could give insight on this problem. I have an dsi that is now 1.2 years old and has problems reading cartridges, both retail and flashcarts. It started some months ago, games would just freeze sometimes, saves got corrupted and when rebooting the dsi, it shows that there is no cartridge inserted. This problem had gradually become worse over time, and it makes me keep losing my saves. Is there any convenient way to fix this?

    Greetings,
    Jelmew
     
  2. tijntje_7

    tijntje_7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It sucks that it's 1.2 years [​IMG]
    Otherwise you could have sent it to nintendo for free...
    But you can always send it to nintendo, they'll fix it.
    This doesn't sound like a fixable with paper problem sooo.
    Nintendo'll fix your problem [​IMG]
     
  3. jelmew
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    jelmew GBAtemp Regular

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    I did sent it in while it was still in warrenty. They tested shortly with retail cartridges, didn't encounter the problem and they sent it back. The probebly didn't encounter it because you'll need to play for half an hour atleast to encounter it.
     
  4. Bowler67

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    Take a QTIP and dip it in alcohol and scrub the Slot1 contacts down with it. It might just be dirty contacts. If the QTIP idea doesn't work, I would suggest looking into a new Slot1 replacement.
     
  5. tk_saturn

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    It's a contact issue. Inspect the slot-1 and see if there is detritis in there, if so clean it. Take a good look at the contacts. I any are bent or out a alignment, use a hook to straighten them.