Is the touch screen on the Nintendo DS able to be fixed?

My son's Nintendo DS touch screen no longer works. Nothing happens when you try to make choices w/ it et c. It still plays the Gameboy Advance games, tho.

Can this be fixed cheap enough or should i just buy him a new one?

Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    First, check the Nintendo site for troubleshooting this problem:

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/ds/troubl...

    If it still doesn't work, you have a couple of options. If it's still under warranty (it's for 12 months), you should probably get Nintendo to repair it for you.

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/repair_cha...

    If the warranty has expired and you are handy with some basic tools, you can try to replace the touch screen yourself.

    The touch screen itself is about $30. Here's an ebay store that carries them,

    http://stores.ebay.com/Fix-A-Glitch-Gaming-Parts

    If there are no cracks in the screen, you don't need the LCD part which would cost you another $40.

    You will also most likely need a "tri-wing" screwdriver. I'm sure they used those screws on the DS also. It looks like a Phillips but has 3 prongs.

    These have gotten much easier to find since the GBA SP came out. You can get them on Ebay for about $6 with shipping. Just search for "Nintendo tri-wing".

    You can also find them in the GBA SP battery replacement kits. I bought a replacement battery at Gamestop and got one.

    Now, armed with that, you are going to have to take it apart.

    Here's a great video showing a guy field stripping the DS,

    http://www.dsfanboy.com/2006/02/20/dismantle-your-...

    It's not in English but that's okay. You'll get the point. He's very thorough.

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