Gaming How to save a Pokemon heart Gold bootleg's save file?

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Look I know that sounds stupid but I was backing up a friend's brother's HG game with my 3ds and GM9 I noticed there was no save file so I restarted the system and booted up the game. There was the save file. No problem just boot it up to make sure it is actually working.. and black screen. Looked into it apparently that's a problem with bootlegs and after looking over this cart it is a bootleg, a convincing bootleg, but still a bootleg. I tried to back up the save with checkpoint, that backup was apparently garbo as DeSmuME doesn't even pretend it is there.
This save file has over 95 hours and 89 pokemon collected. I don't want to go to this poor kid and tell him 95 hours of his life went completely to waist and now he has to start over. I will bend over backwards to get this fixed.
If the old save can't be fixed on the cart maybe a way to get the save file backed up to a playable state to use on an r4 or with Twilight loader ++. IDK man I'm so stressed about this.
 

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You could open it up to see if there's an SD card inside, albeit have fun putting it back together
I can't think of any better way for you to draw the save file off though... A majority of NDS bootlegs have an SD card inside, so you can give it a shot
 

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To fix this you need to start a new game until the player shows up soft reset by pressing l+r+start+select then you can continue the save file... I found this after much much more searching.
so thank you to everyone who posted a reply for your help.
 

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