Can a normal 3DS's cartridge slot mess up and be unable to read games?

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2 years ago#1
Okay, so I got a copy of Phantom Hourglass from GameStop and the sticker on the thing is all sticky and ****ed up. I cleaned it off really well, but not so much that it's not sticky at all (it's only sticky a little, it won't even stay on your finger). I put it in my 3DS afterwards and it had a little trouble getting out of the system, but not too much trouble. If I were to put that into my 3DS, would it mess up the inside of the system itself?
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2 years ago#2
did you try wiping the residue with a q tip and rubbing alcohol? that always removes sticker residue from my used games in about a minute
2 years ago#3
x_stevey_x posted...
did you try wiping the residue with a q tip and rubbing alcohol? that always removes sticker residue from my used games in about a minute


Yeah. It's pretty good now, but I'm still concerned.
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2 years ago#4
i can't really answer your question as i would never stick anything that's still sticky into my system. i would think that the sticky residue could in theory get stuck inside the system and make it harder to read cartridges or insert/remove them. if i was unable to get the residue off completely i would go back and get a refund . not worth damaging a 200$ system over saving a few bucks on a used game. just my personal opinion . always inspect the game first before you agree to buy it. some used games can not only have sticker residue but filthy contacts, scratches, bite marks, excessive rattling inside, etc. a surprising amount of people treat their games like crap before they pawn them off. luckily gamestop is good with returns.
2 years ago#5
x_stevey_x posted...
i can't really answer your question as i would never stick anything that's still sticky into my system. i would think that the sticky residue could in theory get stuck inside the system and make it harder to read cartridges or insert/remove them. if i was unable to get the residue off completely i would go back and get a refund . not worth damaging a 200$ system over saving a few bucks on a used game. just my personal opinion . always inspect the game first before you agree to buy it. some used games can not only have sticker residue but filthy contacts, scratches, bite marks, excessive rattling inside, etc. a surprising amount of people treat their games like crap before they pawn them off. luckily gamestop is good with returns.


I got the game like, a year ago at GameStop, though. I just never got around to playing it. Maybe I should just get another copy of the game?
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