How to Clear the Memory on a Used DS Game
By Kayla Lowe
Updated September 22, 2017
The Nintendo DS is among the most popular gaming systems currently on the market. Numerous games exist for it, but unlike many gaming systems, some Nintendo DS games store the game’s memory data internally rather than on the Nintendo DS console itself. This can be disadvantageous, especially if the game is used because your scores and data will be affected by the previous memory stored on the game. Luckily, you can clear the memory on a used DS game with the appropriate sequence.
Turn on the Nintendo DS and start the used DS game whose memory you wish to clear.
Hold down the "Left," "Right" and "Select" buttons before the game finishes loading.
Let go of the buttons just before you see the game menu. This resets the game’s internal memory.
Check the game’s high score lists and other records to ensure that the memory was cleared.
The sequence must be performed at start-up before the game finishes loading in order to work.
Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.