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DS touchscreen too sensitive/prone to favoring one side

Hello, I have a DS Lite that I bought refurbished, and I noticed a month ago that it had a tendency to drag things to the upper left corner of the screen when I move things on that side - I noticed this with Ace Attorney, annoying but not game stopping.

Then I started to play "World Ends With You" - it played fine, but suddenly - yesterday, the thing went completely wonky, it goes to the left side of the screen almost exclusively and was so sensitive that just moving my hand an inch over the screen caused Neku to move around in the general direction. When I do manage to get into the options screen, it favors the tin slam game - and I'm stuck in a loop when I try to exit, it throws me right back in, and rearranging pins is impossible since it will get 'stuck' over certain pins.

Now when I turn it on, the system automatically goes into pictochat unless I press down on my desire option immediately.

I tried to recailburate it six times and having difficulty getting a proper response every time. Even I got it down, it still does this.

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  • shinigamikit Jan 22, 2009

    I went to look for an obstruction, and clean it via toothbrush as per Nintendo's instruction. It will work fine for a while, but it will drag to that side again.

  • shinigamikit Jan 22, 2009

    I haven't open the system, I did as nintendo said (push down on the touch screen and brush with a toothbrush). I am currently seein if my DS is under the extended warranty I had bought, but if I cannot get it fixed via that source, I will keep you in mind, Ninjafreak.


  • Josh Boyer
    Josh Boyer May 11, 2010

    there may be an obstruction in the upper left hand corner under the screen cover, this causes the "drag" to that spot.



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Ok, Here is your solution then. I don't like to work on systems that have already been opened but I will help you out. it seems to me that you have a weak spot in your touch screen. I have many brand new touch screens in stock and it will take me about 30 mins to replace it. You can ship it to me with a check/money order for $25 and I will replace the screen for you. I'll test it to make sure it absolutely works 110% and I'll pay for the return shipping to you. I know you may be skiddish of getting your DS stolen from you due to scam artists and such. I assure you that this is not a scam, simply a business transaction. I am willing to take pictures of my in stock parts and give you my drivers license number if needed to prove that I am reliable. I get people on the internet all the time wanting them fixed but never ship them due to skepticism. I hope that you understand where I am comeing from and that I have not lost you with the length of this comment.
Josh Boyer

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Josh Boyer Jan 23, 2009

    no problem I fix em all the time just write me on my hotmail account



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