How can I fix my Nintendo DS Touch screen?

Whenever I touch somewhere on the touch screen with my stylus, the accuracy is a few centimeters off. It is affecting my game play and I was wondering, Does anyone know how to fix it?

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Recaliberating the Touch Screen

    Calibration must be done with a stylus.

    Please note: Using a unlicensed screen protector can lower the sensitivity of the screen, making calibration difficult. If the problem you are encountering started happening after installing a screen protector, this may be the cause of the problem. For more information, please click here.

    1.Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.

    2.Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

    3.Press the A Button when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

    4.When the main menu appears, use the Control Pad to to place the cursor over the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom of the screen, and press the A Button.

    5.Use the Control Pad to place the cursor over the orange icon that looks like crosshairs (the right-most icon), and press the A Button.

    6.Use the stylus, and tap the red square that appears on the screen. Do this each time the square moves.

    •You must touch the red square precisely at each of the three positions, otherwise the test will continue to re-start.

    •If the touch screen is not responding properly, hold the Nintendo DS at an angle so that you can see where the edges of the Touch Screen meet the housing of the system. Look around the entire edge of the Touch Screen for any foreign material (such as crumbs, etc.) that may be wedged in between the Touch Screen and the housing of the DS. Foreign material in this area can cause the Touch Screen to work incorrectly. If there are any visible particles, please follow these steps for cleaning the screen.

    •If the above steps did not help, there is a problem with the system and it will need to be repaired. Click here for repair options, and select "Continue" to set up a repair.

    7.When complete, four squares will appear, allowing users to test the touch screen sensitivity. (Testing is optional.) Tap the "Confirm" button in the lower-right corner.

    8.Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

    Source(s): nintendo.com
  • 10 years ago

    You can Recalibrate it, turn on your Nintendo DS and choose little centered box under where you would choose to play GBA games. Then move your D-pad to the far right (Yellow box that has a target like picture). Choose it and it tells you to touch the red boxes. This Re calibrates the system and should get it working normally again.

    Source(s): I use a Nintendo DS lite
  • 3 years ago

    What else is your DS doing that may no longer commonly used? As what you have pronounced the start up exhibit screen beginning immediately can get replaced in case you alter the settings on the device settings bit - once you haven't any longer any interest card in. try that first. If no longer then take it decrease back to the keep, with your receipts, teach them what's incorrect with it and doubtless then can replace it for a clean one if it quite is nevertheless have been given a guaranty. in any different case, touch the manufacturers of Nintendo, perhaps by way of email, tell them subject and you have gotten to deliver it to them to restoration.

  • 10 years ago

    go to options and choose recalibrate. then tap the target things and when your done, it should work fine.

    Source(s): previous owner of a ds lite (DSIs are way better XD)
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