Why won't my son's Nintendo DS read any games?
No matter what DS game we put in, it won't read the game. Nothing happens.
This Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 as the successor to the Nintendo DS. Getting inside this device is simple, making for easy fixes.
When the unit starts, you will see the Health and Safety warning and "Touch the Screen to Start."
In the menu, where the DS game should appear, it is ghosted out and says, "There is No DS Card Inserted."
First off, to remove the possibility that it is not something extremely simple and overlooked, try this: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/...
It might just need to be cleaned. this is the simplest starting point, and needs the least amount of tech. http://www.fixya.com/support/r4080144-ds...
Past that, you can try replacing the Slot-1 slot on the motherboard, replace the motherboard, or get a brand new unit. I do emphasize the cleaning first. Being a portable unit, it's in pockets, backpacks, greasy hands, who knows what... You get the picture.
This could be a nubeeee comment. My wife just got a ds light with around 15 games, separate case etc from the charity shop for £10. Turned it on. Inserted game and it didn't see the card. With no instructions. As we all do, turned to Google and found this thread. So cleaned contacts etc, etc. Still not seeing the cards. However, insert a card and then turn on and it sees and plays them fine.
My Nintendo Ds lite Was not reading any game This is the solution I went to the DS turned it off and then I Just started to push the game in and out of slot 1 frequently about 20 to 30 times and then I turned on the screens turned white and it worked Oh I almost forgot you also have to put it in auto mode and wala therte you have it a working Nintendo Ds but the only down side is that you have to do this for every game you play but its worth at least it works though
My ds has sat in the box since I bought it and doesn’t even stay in the slot? It is very loose for never having put one game in it in the 10 yrs since I bought it! My grandkids are now ready to enjoy Pokémon but I see on the game itself the tiny gold bar slots are not straight, can that cause the game not to be recognized?Amazing how a 6 yr old knows more than a 63 yr old and thanks for all your suggestions and support as he was very disappointed those games were not played for him