g6 freezing: 4.3c software or card connections?

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    My G6 freezes every now and again.

    I recently updated to 4.6c, but am not sure if this is the cause.

    When I play Princess Peach, I occassionally get an error message along the lines of:

    "card has been removed. Turn Power off".

    And Rocket Slime just frezzes now and again as though the card had been removed too.

    But the problem is: every time this happens, the card seems to be perfectly in place!

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Certainly the chip isn't rattling in it's case, and fits very snuggly into the DS lite.

    I really appreciate any help.
     
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    Try cleaning the contacts on the cart.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    What cleaning agents do I need & what process do I follow?
     
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    Just a damp towel, cloth or paper. Not wet enough to drip if you squeeze it. I've also seen pencil erasers recommended for cleaning contacts, but you'd probably have to cut one up to get it in the cart.

    Whatever you use, make sure it doesn't leave little bits of itself in the cart.

    Just to be clear, I'm talking about the G6, not the DS. I don't recommend sticking any of those things in the DS cartridge slots.
     
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    Gentlemen- I greatly appreciate your help, and shall try these suggestions.

    And to be clear: no one has had these probs with 4.6c specifically? What are the odds of my cart simply being banjaxed?

    thanks as always
     
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    I'm using 4.6c without any such problems. I've heard of some other problems with 4.6b & 4.6c, but nothing like that. It sounds like the cart is barely making good enough contact most of the time, and every once in a while the contact fails just long enough to crash the game.

    As far as the odds of getting a bad cart, I'd say fairly low, but it does happen. The problems tend to be more obvious like half the flash memory fails so the cart is only 256 MB, or the battery fails so you can't save, or it just dies altogether.
     

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