My DS tells me I have no DS cartridge in when clearly i do.

#1 Posted by Raven_Sword (3438 posts) -

Hey guys, well I fished my DS out of my dresser the other day to try and play some pokemon, but when it goes to the main syestem menu, it says there is no DS cartridge inserted, when clearly I do. I tried every game I could find and they all say the same thing. Please, does anyone know why its doing this. Did I set it wrong or something? Is it bricked? please help.
#2 Edited by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

Try reseting it / take out the battery.

#3 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

It is clear that the DS is lying to you.
 
Blow into where the DS cartridge would go into-not the DS cartridge GameBoy style, the actual place where the cartridge goes into. Blow gently, then try.

#4 Posted by ShadowMountain (226 posts) -

take out the cart, put it back in. Worked for me the one time it happened

#5 Posted by Hailinel (23934 posts) -
@ShadowMountain said:
" take out the cart, put it back in. Worked for me the one time it happened "
Same here.
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#6 Edited by FlyingRat (1445 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

" @ShadowMountain said:

" take out the cart, put it back in. Worked for me the one time it happened "
Same here. "
He said it happens with all his games, guys.
 
Edit: But to answer the question, i'd also recommened blowing into the Ds slot.
#7 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" It is clear that the DS is lying to you.  Blow into where the DS cartridge would go into-not the DS cartridge GameBoy style, the actual place where the cartridge goes into. Blow gently, then try. "
This. Use the old Console Cartridge trick, it has worked for me in the past.
#8 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Restarting and replacing the cartridge often solves the problem.
 
Also, try blowing into the cartridge slot.
 
It may also turn out your DS is just old.

#9 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -

blow on the game and the slot
#10 Edited by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Pretend it's a NES (was it the nes?) and blow in the cartridge

#11 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -
@Azteck:
it was the nes i think
#12 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@kous18: @Azteck: Yes, this is most typically associated with the NES because of issues with the "10NES" copy protection chip. it can also be necessary with other consoles however.
#13 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

I blew into the slot just like you would an NES. 
 
And it works every time. 
 
I have the original fat DS by the way.

#14 Edited by Jeust (10480 posts) -

It could be because the springs from the cartridge slot are loose. This happened to me when I left a game in the slot for some months. When I picked it back the console wouldn't recognize that a cartridge was in place. 

#15 Posted by Raven_Sword (3438 posts) -

Ok, I blew into the slot and its working now. thanks guys.
#16 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@nintendoeats: Good to know that I know my oldschool consoles.
#17 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Try this. It's always worked for me.
#18 Posted by Linkster7 (1015 posts) -

Ok my DSL is broken and scotch taped back together again, so may not apply but, same thing happens to me and I have to just push the game in and out 1-25 times and it´s fine again.

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