Typical lifespan?

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  1. About7fish
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    I've recently picked up my DSLite, resolved to complete my backlog of games before buying anything new. I've noticed that my flash cart is crashing more and more often these days though. One time it outright failed to load after skipping a cutscene in Radiant Historia and then my DS wouldn't acknowledge the card for the next 5 or so minutes.

    My cart is only 2 and a half years old. Could it be dying already? And if so, what alternatives are there to the DSTwo? I've found emulation to be fairly lackluster and therefore never use it, so suffice it to say that it's no big deal if my next flash card doesn't have its own processor or any of the bells and whistles. Hell, that would probably do wonders for my battery life anyway.
     
  2. dragonblood9999

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    the micro sd might be dieing
     
  3. About7fish
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    I suppose I can't rule that out. I'll try a different micro sd next time I get a crash to see if I have a more consistent user experience.
     
  4. syfyTy

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    I've had my ds2 for 8 plus years and it shows no sign of dying. I bought a second one in case that died but never have needed it yet. I'm glad I did because I hear the new quality of the case / cartridge is terrible. I too would say the SD card. Different qualities of sd card definitely last different length of time.
     
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    Try cleaning the contacts, and/or using the paper trick to make a solid connection.