Monday, May 28, 2012

How To Fix Broken DS Cartridge

Occasionally one of my son's DS Lite games will give the error message "There is No DS Card Inserted”.  He will try blowing on it a few hundred times, but still the same message.  Most often, the issue is that the terminals on the chip are dirty and need to be cleaned.

Using a utility knife, drag it along the marked edges until you can pop the chip out from the plastic casing.  Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it along the gold data transfer strips that interface with the DS.  You should see the swab turning gray or black.  Dry off the chip and insert it back into the plastic casing.

Note to self: the rubbing alcohol is under the kitchen sink

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