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Touch screen problems

When im using the touch screen, on the left half of the screen, i will draw a line with my stylus but when i do this it does not follow my stylus straight away until it gets to the right half of the screen, then it goes back to normal. i have tried to calibrate it for over 50 minutes but nothing happens.

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  • cerwy Nov 21, 2007

    i had my ds for a year now , and my ds was fine until suddenly the touch screen was off every time i place my pen on the right hand side it ends up going to the left and it won't draw properly i have recalibrated it for more than 2 hours and it still doesn;t seem to recalibrate...
    can you help me please ?!

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    i tried to reset its touch panel calibration but its working..what im gonna do?

  • edthemonkey Dec 09, 2007

    i have the same problem, on the right side of the screen, the stylus is pretty accurate, but as i move over to the left side it becomes more innacurate. almost an inch away from the actual position.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    I've had the same problem since I first used the screen calibration. I just recently found out something about it. It doesn't matter if you click cancel, turn off the DS, or press try again, as soon as it leaves the screen where you press the squares to fix it (not to test it), it saves the settings! Now, there's a whole arch on the right side of the screen where I can't press anything and everything else is off by about an inch!

  • 8w42y4 Dec 28, 2007

    i've had my DS for 6 months now and i went on and it just didn't work so i calibrated it and it didn't work either

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    my TOUCH SCREEN does not work toward the right hand portion of my gadget,can you please advice.


  • tiwana Jan 12, 2009

    imtrying to play my game and im trying to move stuff but my touch screen wont let me do that and i need help or els i can never play with my ds again

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009




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Hi Jenny, I take it when you try re-calibrating it just goes round and round. You can try this, you have nothing to loose as you will probably need to replace the touch screen anyway. Here goes... Turn off the console, open it up and get your stylus, press not to hard though round the colour plastic bezel on outer part of the screen ( not actual screen though)

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  • Stony Jul 27, 2012

    Sorry, you may need to do this several times especially at the top as this is where the ribbon cable is , turn on your ds and try calibrating again. If still not working properly you can buy new touch screens from ebay for 2 qiud and will also need a tri wing screwdrive 99p then go on youtube and search videos for replacing touch screen and follow step by step. Enjoyr


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Your touch screen may or not be dirty that has happened to me before I got my eye class cloth and wiped the screen for a minute and it worked again. if you do not have a eye class cleaner a game stop or at a game store they sometimes have DS cleaning cloths but almost any soft cloth will work. Other wise you are pressing way to hard on you touch screen.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009


This is for everybody who cannot re-calibrate their touch screens if it doesn't work on the 1st attempt it never will.I had the same problem and solved it by replacing the touch can obtain a new one from "e" bay it will come from Hong Kong and is easy to replace if you have a little knowledge in taking things electronic apart.It will also save you the expense and hassle of sending it away for repair trust me it works hope this is of help.

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Hi penny_od.....The following excerpts has been extracted from the Nintendo Help Site. If you would like to view the entire document, please click on the URL below....Please update your post of any progress, whether positive or negative so that I may learn from this too.....good luck my friend. ============================================= Touch Screen doesn't respond or is inaccurate when touched * Be sure that you're using only the bottom screen of the Nintendo DS with the stylus. The upper screen is not a touch screen. * Use only licensed Nintendo DS styluses and screen protectors. * Unlicensed screen protectors can lower the sensitivity of the touch screen. If the problem you are experiencing started happening after you attached a screen protector, you may want to remove it. Please note that some screen protectors can leave behind a residue that may be difficult to clean. If you are planning on removing a screen protector that has been placed on your Nintendo DS, click here for tips on cleaning your screens. * If the touch screen is not responding when touched, or the accuracy of the screen is off, you may need to recalibrate the touch screen. Click here for help recalibrating the Touch Screen. * If recalibrating the screen didn't solve the problem (see above step), 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 do not solve the problem, your system will need to be repaired. Click here for repair information.

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