Do I need to just clean this cart or what?
May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018
My Pokémon white 2 ds cart won’t work. Whenever I open it through the ds I get an error stating that the system couldn’t access my save data and tells me to turn off the console and try again. Do I just need to clean this cart or is there something else I should do?
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May 1, 2018I would suggest changing the SRAM battery
DS cartridges don't have SRAM batteries.
I have a Pokemon Platinum cartridge that does the same thing. I've tried wiping down the entire board with alcohol but it still doesn't work. Unless there's a way to reset the save using an R4 save dongle I don't think anything can be done about it.
The Real Jdbye
May 1, 2018The save data might be corrupted. You can reset it by pressing Up+Select+B on the press start screen.
@The Real Jdbye
The error occurs as soon as you start up the game. There is an immediate black screen with the save error message. It never makes it to the game's splash screen.
May 2, 2018Perhaps the internal parts of the cartridge were somehow damaged.
If you know how to solder then maybe you should check out some tutorials online on how to fix cartridge circuits.
May 2, 2018I fixed the issue! I just used twlsave tool to erase the save on the cart and then the game booted up normally! I didn’t mind losing the save ‘cause I was planning on starting a new game anyway.
(Edit) Oops, I had the wrong cart in and it wasn’t white 2, should’ve double checked before I said it was fixed. Anyway when I boot twlsave tool with white 2 in, it shows me the normal screen, but it can’t access the save either and is stuck on 0% when I try to complete any operation.
May 3, 2018I solved the problem, After an hour or so of trying different homebrew apps I decided to follow dAVID's advice and this is what I saw.
Luckily, the save chip still had a bit of glue on the bottom so i just stuck it back on in the correct spot and it started working again!