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Guest asks: Added May 19th 2011, ID #197986

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What do I do if my game says the save data could not be accessed?

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Guest answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2011, ID #409230
It means it corrupted data delete it start over youve GOT NO CHOICE
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Guest said: 1st May 2015 | REPORT
Same here my D.S. says the save data could not be accessed.

Please turn the power off and reinsert the DS Game card.
Guest said: 19th Jun 2015 | REPORT
how do i delete it?
Guest said: 8th Sep 2015 | REPORT
Yeah how do you its so anoying!!!!
Guest said: 23rd Oct 2015 | REPORT
Same here for white 2 and black 2
Guest answered:
Added 10th Sep 2011, ID #439776
It CAN be corrupted, but thats not always the case. I've had this problem one or 2 times and it was because the game had some dust on it. Make sure your game and/or ds doesnt have dust on/in it by blowing into the ds game slot and blowing the game itself. If that doesnt work then yes delete the save by pressing up, select, and b on the title screen showing the version mascot.
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Guest said: 23rd Apr 2015 | REPORT
I had that problem, I sent it to Nintendo, and they will give the cartridge a full repair. Sorry about your save data, but this is the only way to reset with that error message.
Guest said: 31st May 2015 | REPORT
no that's not the ly way mine I can save sometimes so get another ds and another pokemon game and trade pokemon
Guest said: 19th Jun 2015 | REPORT
This didn't work I can't get passed the error, 'The save data could not be accessed. Please turn off the power and reinsert the Game Card'.
Guest said: 6th Aug 2015 | REPORT
I have too many legends nawww

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Added 13th Aug 2012, ID #531875

I too have had the same problem and don't I can't even load my game:(

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Guest said: 4th Apr 2014 | REPORT
I got white2 problems :'( and i blew it 1million times. its a bye bye for me :'( i had all the starters from previous games on it >:'(
Guest said: 6th Jul 2015 | REPORT
i almost beat the game and i spent over seven hundred hours on it
Guest answered:
Added 28th Jun 2014, ID #630317
Hi, I'm posting this specifically for others who stumble across this issue (as I did) and still lack any solid information on to how to remedy it. If the cartridge appears un-damaged, recognizes the game but will not even load to the title screen without displaying this error message, it's a connection issue and CAN possibly be fixed WITHOUT erasure of any data.

I've just had this occur with a pre-owned copy of Pokemon White 2- I would turn on the DS, click on the icon saying the game's name.. But be faced with a blue screen and this message (without so much as the nintendo logo or even the opening credits) and it happened on multiple DS systems with only this cartridge, so I looked up the issue to see if i'd definitely have to take it back (since I obviously didn't care about the existing save data).

The most concrete evidence that anyone had ever managed to remedy it, was "I licked it and it worked".

I did not lick my cartridge but first tried cleaning it thoroughly and blowing into both the slot on the DS and the cartridge many times.. However this (on it's own) did not make any difference. It wasn't until I neglected to DRY the gold parts of the cartridge (therefore creating a similar condition to licking) that it actually WORKED.

My guess, because of this, is it's a connection issue with the gold metal being scratched.. So a tiny amount of moisture will actually seal the minuscule, hairline gap that is causing the problem.
(note; I would not advise sticking too much liquid into an electrical device, do not soak it)

It was a rush to the title screen on my first attempt- twice it cut back to the message "save data could not be accessed" halfway through the opening credits or when trying to access the save data/ start a new game, but each time it did this, I would simply remove the cartridge, switch off the device and apply another small amount of water to the gold part, and it has always made the game work again for me (although.. For varying amounts of time)

I have even gotten the previous save file to load on my third attempt now and have played without hitch for more than half an hour, testing the save feature at random intervals (since I've seen others mention it happens specifically while saving) and even closing the DS down and re-opening it... But it seems the issue has been fixed for me now, to a level at which the game can actually be played.

Hopefully this new information helps somebody! Especially those who have a lot to lose
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Guest said: 6th Jun 2015 | REPORT
Thank you thank you thank you! The licking actually worked! Thanks so much
Sudoeon said: 13th Jun 2015 | REPORT
Ok, it got past the loading screen, but whenever I start a new game it shows the same message. what do I do? I have licked 5 times already and it will not respond when i play the actual game.
Guest said: 30th Oct 2015 | REPORT
How many times did you have to lick it before it can work again? I tried doing the same thing you did, and mine did not seem to work.
Guest said: 8th Feb 2016 | REPORT
Mines don't work I tried everything this is so stupid

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