error msg

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by jaimecrivello, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. jaimecrivello
    OP

    jaimecrivello Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Sep 24, 2013
    United States
    Sebring, Florida
    i have little to no knowledge about this dsi. when my son turned it on today he received the error msg:
    an error has occurred. Press and hold the Power Button ... Please see the Operations manual ...

    can anybody walk me through what i need to try??
     
  2. Par39

    Par39 The Life Hacker

    Member
    167
    71
    Aug 13, 2011
    Finland
    Is he using a flashcart with it? If he is, has it been working before, or it stopped working then?

    I don't know much either, but a flashcart that's not up to date could be causing your problem.
     
  3. jaimecrivello
    OP

    jaimecrivello Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Sep 24, 2013
    United States
    Sebring, Florida


    an SD card? if so, it most def isn't up to date. we removed it and it doesn't work ...
     
  4. Par39

    Par39 The Life Hacker

    Member
    167
    71
    Aug 13, 2011
    Finland
    Flashcart is like a DS game, but you can run back-ups of games on it.

    But a quick googling brings up this from Nintendo's own site for error message reasons:
    So is there a game inserted, if so, does inserting another game or not having one in make the message go away? I'm just tossing ideas at this point.
     
  5. jaimecrivello
    OP

    jaimecrivello Newbie

    Newcomer
    3
    0
    Sep 24, 2013
    United States
    Sebring, Florida
    oddly enough while plugging in the charger he dropped the unit and now it works!?!