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Touch screen wont respond

Changed the shell on my kids ds lite put it back together powered it back up both screens came on alright but the touchscreen wont respond touching it with the ds pen

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Double check that both cable/ribbons are connected properly to the motherboard, the small thin ribbon which curls over the top of the motherboard is the one which powers and reads the touch screen so double check this!!
if this is all in fine then im sorry to say your touch screen is broken and will need replacing!

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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