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I have a DSi and I usually leave my cartridge in the DSi, but lately when I boot up the DSi it doesn't read the cartridge right off the bat and I have to put it back in a couple times before it notices the cartridge in there.

Anyone else have this problem and if so is there any way to fix it?
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take a little rubbing alcohol on a q tip and try to clean the metal contact peices inside the DSi. Dont use too much, a dab will do ya.
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Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0;12980494 
take a little rubbing alcohol on a q tip and try to clean the metal contact peices inside the DSi. Dont use too much, a dab will do ya.

Thanks I wasn't sure if it was safe to do that on the inside of the DSi, but I will let it sit for the next 2-3 days to make sure it is dry.
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Blow it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid;12980565 
Blow it.
Hah, yeah.

Mine doesn't show up once out of every like 25 starts or so, a simple reseat of the card alleviates this issue. Cleaning of contacts would be recommended.

About how often do you change carts?
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Originally Posted by Bobicon;12980558 
Thanks I wasn't sure if it was safe to do that on the inside of the DSi, but I will let it sit for the next 2-3 days to make sure it is dry.

With rubbing alcohol it would dry like in minutes tho. But i guess it is peace of mind then. I would suggest Removing the battery too (maybe i'm paranoid)
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Same cartridge has been sitting in there for the past 2-3 weeks been only able to play it about 1-2 hours a week.

But overall I haven't change the cartridges that often.
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The problem is usually due to the card not being in complete contact with the cartridge reader. Cut a piece of paper the size of your game cartridge and put it in with your game. It should be a snug fit.
     
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Originally Posted by EpicPie;12982118 
The problem is usually due to the card not being in complete contact with the cartridge reader. Cut a piece of paper the size of your game cartridge and put it in with your game. It should be a snug fit.

Thanks, I'll try that if the previous suggestion doesn't work.
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post #10 of 10
rubbing alcohol dries in a minute, so don't worry.
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