Problem with Pokemon SoulSilver

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  1. frogboy
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    I'm playing through SoulSilver again on my DSL, and I got to Olivine City. The game froze on a black screen, but the Olivine City music was still playing. I turned off my DS, turned it back on and rebooted the game, but still no luck. It goes to a black screen after I click on my save game, and yet music still plays. Anyone know what could be causing this?
     
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    Maybe there is a problem with your rom or gamecart you are using.
    If you are using a rom what flashcart and firmware are you using?
     
  3. frogboy
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    I'm running SoulSilver from the original game cartridge.
     
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    Then maybe the game cartrige has a problem then.
    Why not try cleaning the contacts maybe that can help.
     
  5. frogboy
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    Cleaned off the cartridge contacts, blew in the cart slot on the DS, but still the same results.

    It HAS done this before (I had to start a new game two or three times for it to actually load to something other than a black screen). Now, I try to start a new game a few times, but to no avail.
     
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    Do you have a flashcart?
    If you do,its best to just start a new game from there.
     
  7. frogboy
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    No I don't, I was kinda wondering if there might've been something I was overlooking to get the SoulSIlver cart fixed. Do you know what might be causing this issue with the game?
     
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    I actually have heard of this happening. Its unfortunate, but I don't remember there being a fix for it either. Maybe you can trade it for a working copy at a second hand store or something.
     
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    Get a flashcard.
     
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    Not exactly the kind of help I was looking for.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that if all else fails.

    To everyone else, any other suggestions?
     
  11. airrunner

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    Can i ask does every other game function perfectly on the ds? If not! I suspect that one of your cartridge pins inside the ds could be partially bent. If every other game does work fine, i would be inclined to purchase some neat alchohol or acetain and rub the contacts of your cartridge thoroughly. As you said the game has done this previously, if it was a damaged cart i have never heard of one not working then deciding to work on its own.

    Hope this at least gives you a few ideas.

    Good Luck!
     
  12. frogboy
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    Every other game functions properly, and I've tried to clean this thing in every way possible. Looks like I'll have to buy a new cart. :(
     
  13. Hyro-Sama

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    I would call Nintendo and bitch at them for selling you a faulty working product. Then demand they the replace your faulty cart for free.
     
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    Yeah that might work.
    I understand the problem of you losing your save file though :(
     
  15. frogboy
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    It's fine, I'm used to losing it, though I shouldn't have to. Well, I'll give 'em a call and let ya know what happens.