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My mom gave me a copy of Pokemon Pearl that she found in a washer at the Laundromat my parents own. Would it still be playable? My DS went missing a long time ago and I never replaced it.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 04:19:04 PM »
Most likely.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 04:23:23 PM »
From my experience, Nintendo builds games and systems to practically sustain the impact of a Tank rolling over them.  I think you're probably ok with one run through the washing machine.  Now, I don't know if a DS cartridge could survive more than one, but you're probably fine.  If you can, borrow someone's DS to try it out.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 05:00:34 PM »
To give you an idea of how well Nintendo makes their products, check out this Gameboy which survived the Gulf War and lived to tell about it: http://gadgethim.com/bombed-out-game-boy/




To be fair though, I doubt a DS or 3DS would have survived that same level of punishment though... Stuff 20 years ago was just a lot more durable in general than stuff built today.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 06:08:06 PM »
I don't know anyone who has a DS... Maybe it should be given away on this message board.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 06:11:57 PM »
I don't know if it's any help, but my Planet Puzzle League was in a garbage bag full of cans and loose strands of Pepsi for I don't know how long, and it still boots.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 06:57:08 PM »
Just make sure you dry it off completely before putting it in the console. It'll more than likely be fine, you can always soak it in alcohol for a little while and then let it dry for a couple days. I would actually recommend that, but the sooner you do it, the better.
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Re: would a DS cartridge survive a trip through the washing machine?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 07:48:14 PM »
To give you an idea of how well Nintendo makes their products, check out this Gameboy which survived the Gulf War and lived to tell about it: http://gadgethim.com/bombed-out-game-boy/




To be fair though, I doubt a DS or 3DS would have survived that same level of punishment though... Stuff 20 years ago was just a lot more durable in general than stuff built today.
And yet my GB Screen was dieing whe the GBC came out...
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