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Help with my Sons DS Please!!!!

Discussion in 'Nintendo DS' started by BearsMom, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. BearsMom

    BearsMom Member

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    When you go to save a pokemon game on my sons DS you get a screen that reads:
    Save Failed.
    Checking the backup memory...
    Please wait.
    "Time required; about 1 minute"

    Then after quite a few minutes you get a screen that tells you that it can't save and to replace the backup memory...

    Does anyone know a fix for this. I have tried emailing the Nintendo customer service but never heard back. He has just keeps the game running so he won't lose everything.

    I know the best place to go for help when I have issues with AutoCad at work is the forums - I am hoping someone here can help me out with this DS problem.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    snorlax22 Regular member

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    Is he running Diamond or Pearl (small cart that goes in the back) or is he running a LeafGreen/Firered/GBA (larger cart that goes in the front?

     
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    He is playing Leaf Green
     
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    Ok. My guess (and it just a guess) is that the internal battery on the Leaf Green cartridge has died. With no battery power the cart can't save the game.

    If that is the case, I think you are stuck. I don't think you can have the DS "hold" the game state, pull the cart out, replace the battery, shove it back in, and save on the newly charged cart. I think he will lose the game when he quits.

    (I may be wrong and someone should correct me if I am.)

    Once he quits, I think you can replace the internal battery in the cart (involves soldering), but unless you are handy and geeky it would probably be cheaper and easier to just go buy a used one at Game Stop or someplace similiar.

    Sorry not more help.


     
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    Thank you very much for your response. I really appreciate it!
     

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