Original DS games not working?

#1glitchXIIPosted 1/25/2013 10:08:14 PM(edited)
Okay, i picked up a refurbished 3DS at gamestop today, and I just put pokemon black 2, and its not showing up on the menu. Is there an update or something i need to download to play original DS titles?

Edit: The system in question did not come with an SD card in case that makes a difference

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Black 2: Glitch: 4556-7998-3151 HmTtot: 447095635482 3DS: 2723-8792-8244
#2MetalLokiPosted 1/25/2013 10:12:36 PM
Is the black 2 from the same region as the 3DS?
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#3dancer62Posted 1/25/2013 10:13:38 PM
3DS should play any DS game, although apparently "firmware updates" have ruined the ability to use an Action Replay or similar.

A lot of Gamestop DS games have sat in the display case for a long time, try removing and reinserting it several times to break the corrosion, if that doesn't work, clean the cartridge contacts with electronic contact cleaner. Do NOT blow on the cartridge, that just contributes to corrosion and makes the problem worse.
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#4glitchXII(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2013 10:16:24 PM
as far as i know. The black 2 is american and as far as i know the 3ds is too.......is there a way to make sure of that?
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Black 2: Glitch: 4556-7998-3151 HmTtot: 447095635482 3DS: 2723-8792-8244
#5glitchXII(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2013 10:20:53 PM
black 2 worked earlier on my old DS, and my copy of tales of the abyss (which i picked up with the 3ds) works fine
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Black 2: Glitch: 4556-7998-3151 HmTtot: 447095635482 3DS: 2723-8792-8244
#6MetalLokiPosted 1/25/2013 11:06:58 PM
glitchXII posted...
as far as i know. The black 2 is american and as far as i know the 3ds is too.......is there a way to make sure of that?


On the cart there is a small set of letters/numbers, what are they?
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#7ObtuseAnginaPosted 1/25/2013 11:53:47 PM
Is the game a legit copy?
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#8rick alveradoPosted 1/26/2013 7:19:44 AM
I've had a few issues with two of my games not always showing up when there in the system. What I generally have to do is make sure that the game is firmly pressed in. It's easiest to do with the system turned on, and open, so you can see it as soon as it shows up, and know that it's reading the game.
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#9glitchXII(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 9:25:38 AM
Loki:
If you mean the letters under the patent number they are:
IREONOJO9

Sephiroth:

Yes its a legit copy, got it day one, sealed, at gamestop

alverado:

i saw it briefly pop up while putting it in but then when it clicked, it disappeared
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Black 2: Glitch: 4556-7998-3151 HmTtot: 447095635482 3DS: 2723-8792-8244
#10SuzuTitorPosted 1/26/2013 10:14:48 AM
Try brushing or lightly blowing on the card. Even in 2013, we still have these problems.
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