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Changing language to english on DS lite

I have just bought a DS lite for my daughters birthday on ebay and it is all in Japanese I need it to be in English Help would be greatly appreciated

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  • Tamika Sep 20, 2007

    Thank you for your help it is greatly appreciated

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    change language japanese to english



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Hi.My kids have DS and my youngest always use to change the language!lucky my other kids have them too so i go by that!Ok,first,Turn on console,tap the screen and then tap the square down the bottm in the middle.four square come up so tap left square which is a wrench and then tap the lower left square which is a world symbol.tap on English up top left and then press "A" button or tap bottom right.hope you work it out! :)

Posted on Sep 17, 2007


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If it altered the selected language in the game too, there should be a option in the game where you should be able to change the language. In most games at start up there is usually a menu screen where you can select:" new game, options, continue,(it sometimes might vary)" Language settings (if any at all) are usually found in "game options."

Exactly what game is this problem on? I'm assuming that since your daughter changed the language, that she knows how to go back to the DS configuration settings to select the language. If that is the area of information that you did need though, You can post another comment here asking that.

If what I've posted isn't helpful, a recommended place for DS and game support is found here:

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