Why won't my 2ds read cartridges?

Kim W.


No matter what game I put in it, the device won't read it. It will play downloaded games, however.

Did you just buy it? Chances are that the pins for the cartridge reader are bent/broken? Shine a light in the slot and see if this is true. There may be dirt or hair in the reader that would prevent it from reading games also. All ds models have issues with the pins breaking off if you're not careful when inserting games.
Replace the slot-1 and try it again, 100% of cases is a bent pin.You can put a new reader in if you're handy with soldering and small electronics. Otherwise it may be best to sell it as a repairable and buy a new one.

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