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Action Replay Won't Work In My Ds('s)

NarutoAndPokemon asks:
Added Jan 5th 2009, ID #136185

Action Replay Won't Work In My Ds('s)

I have a action replay I put it in my ds's I have tried in all of them and yet it doesn't work. It doesn't freeze or anything like that but I put it in with the game or without same thing. I put it in, Turn my ds on, it's the same as putting a game in on top screen Nintendo Ds bottom screen: WARNING - HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Touch the Touch Screen to continue.
I touch the screen or just press a and it says

For the ds card it says : There is no Ds Card inserted then Pictochat then ds download play Then gba There is no Game Park inserted.

So what do I have to do? I insert just the game and that works but Action replay I put in and it's like I have nothing inserted in there and this just recently happened after putting in some codes then I shut it off and turned back on so I could put in some more and it's just not working.

Please help me with this!


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ChrisMaclean answered:
Added 6th Jan 2009, ID #297131

This has happened to me before. If it does that,there is no need to panic. You didn't fully put the AR in. Just try to put it in again. Try this again if it doesn't work multiple times. Hope this helps.

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Guest said: 17th Jul 2010 | REPORT
i tyed that 100 times and it does not work
so i will try it tomoro
Guest said: 8th Aug 2012 | REPORT
my action replay starts up and says that its not supported by nintendo and crap then everything is black and it wont work, it did freeze when updating so i had to turn it off, had no choice and ever since it has been like that. its bust! :/
Guest said: 12th Apr 2015 | REPORT
same with mine :(

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is_it_a_monster answered:
Added 6th Jan 2009, ID #297155

The same thing happened to me a had to get a ne action replay soo get a new one for 20$ and don't shut it off while entering codes by hand (i sugest useing the action replay code manager it is much faster and easier)soo yeah get a new ont that is the only way to fix it trust me.


Guest answered:
Added 19th Jun 2011, ID #413947

When I put in my codes I say start game but then it says that it does not reed my game, why does this happen every time I try?

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hemyneice said: 2nd Oct 2012 | REPORT
Guest said: 23rd Feb 2014 | REPORT
The game has to be in the AR BEFORE you put the AR in.
Guest answered:
Added 27th Jun 2011, ID #416453

It is not working I tried most of my games and there is small black lines on the back HELP!!!!!!

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Guest said: 12th Jun 2016 | REPORT
useless dummy
Guest answered:
Added 14th Jul 2011, ID #421865

Ok I am pretty sure I had the same problem as you guys and I was looking through all these forums for help as well. In the end I got it to work, what I did was clicked on add new game, named it diamond (whatever you want to name it), found some codes by typing the game code into google, added the code, checked the box with the code, took my action replay cartridge out, put my Pokemon diamond in, and then clicked start and yes. Hopefully this works for everyone else!!!

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Guest said: 16th Sep 2012 | REPORT
i tried doing what you did and whenever i finnished my code the bottom screen would just flp out into various stripes
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Guest answered:
Added 6th Nov 2011, ID #453798

Every time I try to play Pokemon diamond on my action replay I go to codes and it says:only 1 code left no codes publisched (something like that

Guest answered:
Added 8th Apr 2012, ID #496567

By accident I erased all of my games and now I want to register my harvest moon ds but when I put in the correct game id (the code under unknown game) and then when I enter the code and press enter these blue and red lines appear on the bottom screen and the thing freeze's!!!! :( please help!

Guest answered:
Added 23rd Jun 2012, ID #517671

Same Problem. I can't Get In! When I Do it's Just Black Screen (it's On).

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Guest said: 12th Oct 2012 | REPORT
i have same problem ;(
Guest said: 5th Jan 2013 | REPORT
What happens to me is that I go through the ar and press start game in the game the cheats aren't working HELP ME
Guest said: 27th Jan 2013 | REPORT
Mine does exactly the same! Tried to put it into my dsi and 3ds and it just goes white on the dsi and on the 3ds it just says an error occured :(
Guest answered:
Added 6th Jan 2013, ID #563024

I put my action replay in. One time it worked when I pushed it a certain way it worked. When I let go the bottom screen turned red. :(

Guest answered:
Added 26th Jul 2013, ID #598448

Well, when I put my AR in my 3ds it says game and watch collection. So I know it reads the AR. But when I start it up it says an error has occured and to refer to the operations manual. What is wrong.

Guest answered:
Added 6th Dec 2013, ID #609756

The 3ds does not let you use ar 4 some reason

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Guest said: 16th May 2015 | REPORT
I think its due to security updates, they break the older versions each time

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