I have a DSi that is getting this message: An error has occurred. Press and hold powerbutton to turn the system off.
It gets the error message everytime I click on any of the options on touch screen. I have tried several different game cards and they all show up on the screen but when I click the game icon both screens go black and the error message comes up. I would think that if I was able to get into the system tools I would be able to format it, but choosing system tools on the screen also gets the error.
The only thing I can work on it is the camera but only by using the L/R bumpers. Pics will also save using the L/R buttons but when I try to touch the camera icon on the screen it goes into the error so I can't view them once saved.
Anyone know of any tips or tricks to get it working. Thanks
It looks like your DSi has become corrupted, and it will no longer be able to open up a game or application in it's current state. You will have to get a repair, and you can schedule one by calling Nintendo at 1800-255-3700 (6am-7pm, Pacific Time, 7 days a week).
Has a device such as Action Replay ever been used on this DSi? We have heard of system failures caused by this.
Don't know the history of this dsi since I purchased it used but was told that it might just need the game card slot cleaned to make it work properly so I thought I was getting a good deal. I can't return it since it was ordered online and sold 'as is' w/ no return otherwise it would be back in the box and on its' way back.
What is the action replay? If that is the possible cause for the error it is there a way to try and take it off
It's a shame the unit is in very good shape with minimal scratches.
Well, used games and systems have a reputation for having problems. Action Replay is a hacking device that attaches to the game slot and the cartridge, not software. While the previous owner may have used it, there is nothing you can do about it now.
Is there a way to fix it with minor repair parts or is it a complete loss? Wondering if it would be a part that I can replace myself or attempt to at least if it doens't cost more than a new one.
I'm afraid that it is a complete loss. Even if there was one part that could be repaired or replaced, we are not supposed to recommend home repairs (due to potential damage). However, your DSi is completely broken.
Nintendo can repair this for you, and a typical repair costs around $75. However, since Action Replay may have been used on this DSi, there is a chance Nintendo might refuse to do so.
I have two DSi's and decided to start swapping parts between them to find out what was causing the error. I swapped the WiFi module chip and it is FIXED, no more error.
The WiFi module was what was causing my error so now I have it back up and running and the donor DSi is down with the error now, at least I know what happened to mine.