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I need to know whether my game is corrupted or my pins are damaged

Discussion in 'Nintendo DS' started by momo4, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. momo4

    momo4 Member

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    Today, I received a copy of Pokemon Pearl. Unfortunately, when the game loads up, and when I continue to play it, it says "The Data Could Not be read. Power off the DS System and reinsert the cartridge." It seems like the pins are silver-ish around the bottom and golden around the top (it seems as if one was scratched off of the other). I'm not sure whether it's the pins or the game itself. Any help is appreciated.

    Things I've tried so far:
    -Cleaning with a bit of water
    -Blowing on it
    -Trying it on a different DS
     
  2. megadunderhead

    megadunderhead Regular member

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    yep dead cart sorry
     
  3. JST1946

    JST1946 Regular member

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    Try cleaning off the pins with a pencil eraser.
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    do not clean with water!!! try the eraser for a pencil not ink.
     
  5. megadunderhead

    megadunderhead Regular member

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    the pins are gone it wont do any good
     
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    Sometimes not all the pins are used.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    megadunderhead, how do you know the pins are gone?
     
  8. megadunderhead

    megadunderhead Regular member

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    had the same thing happen to me same game the pins on the board are garbage and fail easy they recommend you purchase a new cart because launch carts have this issue and nintendo has even told people that they would replace faulty carts
     

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