Pokemon Pearl cart issue

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

  1. Pikachu123angel

    Pikachu123angel Nintendo Ninja

    Jun 2, 2010
    Stoke, England
    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

    Apr 26, 2008
    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

    Nov 13, 2004
    United States
    Idaho Falls, ID
    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!