Pokemon Pearl cart issue

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Pikachu123angel, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Pikachu123angel
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    Pikachu123angel Nintendo Ninja

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    My pokemon pearl game card (official) will not read the first time I put it in, it requires either being taken out and put back ion about 8 ish times or putting another game cart in, swithching it on, turning off ds and putting it back in.
    I know it isn't my ds as it reads others just fine.
    If this info helps:
    bought & first played on Oct, 25 2007
    play time is 128:23
    Cheated on (not sure what used, I think it is Pokesav)
    lent to friend who blows the cart & ds port is dosen't read (for about 1 month)
    anybody know what to do?
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

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    quite common for older cartridges.
    my sonic rush, mario 64, and need for speed underground 2 all do that.

    best is whenever it doesn't load is to reinsert it rapidly a few times since due to the cartridge design it's very tedious to clean the contacts with any other method.

    this is actually a problem all cartridge-based game consoles encounter eventually.
     
  3. Aeladya

    Aeladya *mistressOFtheCLOW

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    Try a very small amount of rubbing alcohol on a qtip to clean out the contacts on a game. Wait a few hours until completely dry and then insert into the machine. Hope it helps!