New solution to There is no DS Card inserted?

  1. My Pokemon Diamond DS cartridge does not work as of today. After turning the DS on and arriving at the main screen, at the top of the bottom screen it says, There is no DS Card inserted. It is over 2 years old, and it has over 650 hours of play. I have tried solutions such as blowing on the cartridge, toothbrushes, and alcohol on a cotton swab with no luck. I have inserted the cartridge into three other DSs, and it does not work. I inserted other game cartridges into my DS and they do work. I have concluded the problem lies within the game cartridge. Is there an internal battery to the cartridge itself that may have died, or some other problem within the cartridge? What solutions are there to the potential problems? What steps need to be taken to successfully disassemble the cartridge? I would like to fix the cartridge without erasing the save file if possible.

    User Info: Fj00

    Fj00 - 7 years ago
  2. Clarification Request::
    Not sure the alcohol on a cotton swab idea was a good one but if it was already broken then it should make any difference.

    The DS cartridges don't have internal save batteries so it can't be such a problem. Do any of the metal contacts look like they're scratched up? or bent somehow?

    User Info: neogetz

    neogetz - 7 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. First try wiping off the gold looking part of the DS game. It sometimes gets dirty causing it to not work. If it still doesn't work, push down the sticker that says Pokemon Diamond on it. Sometimes that gets filled with air and is too big for the DS to read correctly.

    Because other games are working fine, it could be that your cart is too damaged to work and sadly the only option then is to get a new cartridge. If you are near a game store they can sometimes check the carts for you, but sometimes there can be unseen damage that will keep it from working. Good Luck

    User Info: chaoyun2k

    chaoyun2k (Expert) - 1 year ago 1 0


  1. Sorry, I didn't notice this question before answering your last one of this problem. See that, it may help.

    User Info: personeyperson

    personeyperson - 7 years ago 0 0
  2. The card might have been damaged alot, check the card. does it look bad? you said it was 2 years old. that might be the case. old age. it happens, im sorry...

    User Info: Pinkolol

    Pinkolol - 6 years ago 0 0

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