Is it normal for a DS to sometimes not read the card inserted?

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  1. FFdreamer
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    I'm currently using a DS Phat I bought off ebay and an acekard 2i, every now and then when I insert the card it says no game card inserted. It doesn't happen too often, like once every 10-15-20 times. Pulling the card out and putting it back in again solves the problem. Thanks!
     
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    sounds like the usual contact error its pretty normal just reinsert or jiggle it about a bit and it reads again my DS "phat" does this too [​IMG]
     
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    happens to me whenever i switch around the homebrew, usually blowing the dust out helps

    happens with normal games too from time to time, though it happens a lot more often with the gba slot
     
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    my guess it is the flashcard and not the ds, had same problems with a r4 and a acekard same problems in my little sisters dsl..
     
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    This happens to me all the time.
    I've replaced the card through warranty, and the problem is still there.
    Seems like it's fairly common among AceKard 2i.
     
  6. JonthanD

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    My DS Lite does this like 5% of the time, just something that happens I guess?

    One thing I can say might help a little is that do not keep a game fully inserted in your DS. I usually pop mine half way out when I sleep, I may be crazy but I believe the pins are like springs and may get "tired" if you keep them pushed all the time.
     
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    ak2i goes from piece of shit to piece of cake w/ a tiny piece of thick paper (I use a toilet paper roll)
     
  9. Clydefrosch

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    more like every time you slide the cart up and down the pins, you damage them a little more o-o;;
     
  10. JonthanD

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    Yeah but once a day is hardly that bad [​IMG]

    But either way its still better then putting my originals in and out of the system all the time. I can only imagine the wear that would cause.