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Calibrate touch screen

When i use the stylus pen the writing appears in a different place i tried to set the calibrate touch screen but it just keeps moving the red cross around the screen all the time every time i touch the cross it just moves to a different spot on the screen

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  • soccerchick0 Dec 23, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.
    Please someone help.
    It is a HUGE problem and I can not calibrate the screen because it is off so far,literally an inch.
    I keep pressing the middle,but it won`t move because the calibration is so far off I am not pressing that +,the screen is not comprehending that I am.
    i`m 13 and I can`t buy a new one,and I can not ask for another for Christmas.
    I just really want this fixed.
    Someone with an actual,working solution would be appreciated.

  • atak Dec 28, 2008

    When i play on my games i go to touch something and i end up clicking on the wrong thing.

  • mimiliner Dec 29, 2008

    so continue to touch the red cross until i get a notice? will that fix the problem cause i don't see an enter button.


  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    SAME HERE

  • titch1234 Feb 13, 2009

    everytime i go to click on the calibrate touch screen setting and i go and tap the center of the mark with the stylus i allways end up doing it for hours

    can anyone help me with my problam?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    My DS is quite old now, and when I went on PictoChat the other day, I couldnt seem to write. It is so out of line!! The 'Calibrate Touch Screen' thing doesnt work and I am using it allot at the moment. Can anybody help??

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem. No matter how many times I touch the red box it just keeps moving around the screen again and again! Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    EXACTLY THE SAME!

  • heatherxxo Apr 11, 2009

    I go to play my babys game one and when i try to feed the baby, i cant! you have to do this maze but i cant see where my stylus is.. so now its almost impossible to play any of my games! (or atleast really hard) I try to calibrat it but it takes me 10-20 mins and never works. and when it does work, its about as bad as the last time... OMG I HATE MY DS!

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Actually, the red cross's movement is part of the calibration. Continue clicking each individual red cross until you get a confirmation notion notice.

In order to calibrate the touch screen, the DS needs to know where certain areas of the touch screen are relative to the actual display. Basically, you're not really controlling the display. You are interacting with a hidden interface, which is the touch screen. But in order for you to "interact" with what you are seeing, the touch screen is laid across the display.

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When you turn your nintendo on you have a health and safety screen touch it and it will come up with your homepag. use the arrows to get to the bottom middle button. this will look like a nintendo with a box around it.press a when you have got it. move across to the last button and press a again. thn click twice on the screen and it will be in the middle then press enter

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HOW DO I CALLIBRATE THE SCREEN ON MY DS thanks


Directly from Nintendo:


  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.
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  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.
      icon_calibrate.gif

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

Mar 15, 2011 | Nintendo DS Console

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I have leapster l-max and am having trouble with the stylus working. when i try to calibrate, i can't click on center targets


Leapster L-Max recalibrates differently. I was trying to use the instructions and it kept asking for a blue button. For the Leapster L-Max push B, A, Hint, and Home when you turn it on. Do not have a cartridge in the player or it will think it is a regular Leapster. Once it says calibrate screen it will say to press A, then wait until a target appears in the upper left hand corner, touch it and you should hear a sound, then a new target appears in the lower left hand, repeat actions, then lower right hand screen, and finally the upper right hand screen. If it stops at any time and doesn't get more arrows, try it again or turn it off and see if the pen works. It may take several times to get it working again.

Feb 05, 2011 | LeapFrog LeapSter L-Max Console

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Just received a used ds lite from ebay. when I type on the screen it enters the letter next to the one I touched. Is this a serious problem? Never used a DS before; will this have an impact on game...


Sounds like you should try recaliberating the touch screen. Calibration must be done with a stylus. Please note: Using a unlicsensed 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. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button. Press the A Button when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears. 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. should look like this :

icon_settings.gif 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. should look like this:
    icon_calibrate.gif 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. 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. 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. hope this helps

Dec 02, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite White Console

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I bought the new game zelda spirit tracks, worked well at the beginning. now the touch screen is very erratic does not respond with every touch. ?


try to re-calibrate your stylus..remove any game card..then go to system settings..you can see it on the lower screen like nds icon...then select the calibration icon...icon on your right like a cross hair..then restart nds after you calibrated..try your game...hope this help

Feb 19, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

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The touch pen doesn't work


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I had the same problem and here is the answer I found at leapfrog.com which fixed my daughter’s disney princess leapster 2’s problem. Good luck!
If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:
1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted
2) Hold down the Hint (?) button while turning the unit on. Continue to hold the Hint button down until the LEAPSTER menu appears.
3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button
4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus
5) Restart unit

Nov 28, 2009 | LeapFrog LeapSter L-Max Console

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Ds stylusthinks its pointing at another area of the screen


calibrate the touch screen ....start your ds with no game in it and click on the small ds at the bottom of the screen,next ,touch the yellowbox on the right and follow the calibration instructions.......if you cant get it to work then change the touch screen......good luck

Feb 16, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

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Leapfrog Leapster


I've tried the Home and A button several places... and it seems to work for others but not me :( I was about to give up then I found another way to reset the screen - Hope it works for you!

1. Unit must be OFF and NO cartridge
2. Hold down the HINT (?) button while turning the unit on
3. When Leapster menu screen appears, press the A button
4. Touch each of the cross hairs that appear with the stylus
5. Restart unit

Dec 01, 2008 | LeapFrog LeapSter L-Max Console

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When I use my pen to click on my nintendo DS screen,it touches or selects somewhere else on the screen so I can't play my games properly.


Might need to re-calibrate your screen. From Nintendo's site.

1 Remove all games from the DS.

2 Turn the system on.

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 above steps did not help, there is a problem with the system and it will need to be repaired.

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.

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Leapfrog Leapster touch screen


Got my son's to work. Used these instructions.

Question Why doesn;t my Leapster2 respond to the stylus pen? trnsp.gif Answer If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:
1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted 2) Hold down the Hint button while turning the unit on 3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button 4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus 5) Restart unit

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Screen wont work with stylus


I have many touch screens in stock and will replace for $30 each
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