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DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

I don't know what happened, my touch screen doesn't respond to touch. I haven't dropped it, it just stopped working. Is there something I can do to repair this at home?

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  • iced t Mar 19, 2008

    half the screen wasn't working for 2 weeks. And now the whole thing douse not work

  • Lbling Mar 24, 2008

    i was cleaning the touch screen with the smallest amout of water then the next day it stopped working please help me i dont want it to cost too much.

  • lees101 Mar 29, 2008

    i replaced my sons ds casing and the touch screen works but when you touch it nothing happens.

  • haydyn Apr 11, 2008

    Hi guys, I applied a screen protector to my DS and the touchpad stopped working. I removed the protector and the touch pad still does not work! Any ideas? Is it back to nintendo?



    -Hayds

  • Patricia M-A
    Patricia M-A Jun 28, 2008

    Um, yeah, I just cleaned the screens with a wipe, and it stopped responding! Sure, to some things, it'll respond, but in games like PMD: Explorersof Time, it makes the charater go to the top right. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    ive taken it apart and put it together and it still doesnt work

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    My touch screen is broken and I need it fixed FAST!!!!!
    I don't know what to do.PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!


  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    it does not work

  • sara123me Jan 03, 2009

    ugh, all i did was wipe down my ds wit a baby wipe thing.then i started to play my ds i played my ds for a coulple of hours and the touch screen started from right to left to not work i tried everything,then eventualy the touch screen fell right off. i was like HOLY ****!and then i put it back on and it kept falling out eventualy it stayed but still didnt work!and i would keep pushing it in and ocasonaly it would select somthing.but it was rare to hapen eh.hehe.now it doesnt work at all.and i know its not the games cause i tried different games and i know its not the system cause i can move down wit arows and select with A,B,X,Y thats about it.

    peace<3

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    i Don't know excaltly what happened but the left bottom half of my touch screen is acting weird i think my bro dropped it put i am not too sure.

  • superclay Feb 02, 2009

    same here the ds' touch screen is almost broken, it wo



  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    When i touch my touch screen on my DS it does not respond to where i touch.


  • jammonis Feb 08, 2009

    my daughter's ds is not responding to the touch screen. please help. had to buy a new one

  • iSamratC Feb 08, 2009

    my ds doesn't work when i touch to the left of the screen and to the right, if i go on pictochat, and i color all of it black, there is a "hill" of untouchable space on the left and right, very, very, very, rarely can i tough it in the hill. my warranty is over.. how do i fix it? (toothbrush cleaning did not work)

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I Just got this, strait from the box, and the touch screen either wont respond at all, or will go all screwy and then stop responding.

  • joshua123162 Feb 15, 2009

    my DS bottem left corner of its touch screen wont respond at all!!! which is a big problem for becuase most games use the entire screen how can i fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    my touch screen dose not work

  • bellwillieb Feb 19, 2009

    touch screen dose not work

  • piccolois Feb 25, 2009

    my ds lite touch screen wont woked i havn't dropped it or anythig it just stopped is there a reset button? can i fix it? or do i have to get a new one

  • summer09 Mar 15, 2009

    i just got a ds. i havent dropped it er anything and the touch screen dosen't respond when i touch it. what can i do? PlEASE HELP!

    p.s answers are greatly appreciated.



    thank you. : )

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    i have had my ds for awhile and then all of a sudden i was playing a game and it just stopped working and now only responds to the control panel.

    please help i have tried everything there is to do and it just won't work


  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    IT JUST WON'T WORK!!!! I just got it from Wal-Mart like a week ago!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    someone accidently dropped milk onto my ds lite but i dont know if any milk got inside but now my ds lit is'nt working properly and the touch screen is'nt either whenever i touch it with my stylus it does'nt respond and whenever i go onto pico chat numbers and letters come up by it self without me touching anything;

    can anyone please help me i would really appreciate it

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    nah, none 'o' these help.. i think ill get new dsi =P

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    my ds touch screen just will not work

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    same with my sisters

  • lego5773
    lego5773 Jul 31, 2012

    you should never use water on cleaning a screen because it could get under the screen and get in a the circuits and stuff and really screw it up under there you might have to buy a new one

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On the top right hand side of the screen just under the front there are four or five contact pads this is where the touch screen get the info from the touch screen to the ds itself if you have taken the ds apart maybe the pads are slightly out of line this can be fixed by applying light pressure to the pads to make them stick down and get a proper contact

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    abdo_shamel May 13, 2012

    you tape the top and you use something sharp and you lift it and you clean it WITHOUT WATER.

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    luigi22460 Jun 08, 2012

    im going to try tis hope it work...

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If you have a screen protector on the pad try replacing it. Seems almost too simply but it worked for me.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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  • datachew Oct 17, 2010

    LOL you rock! I had the same problem and your advice just saved me about 65 bucks! Thank you!!

  • mito147 Dec 15, 2010

    brilliant. my touchscreen stopped working a few days ago. i read this took off the screen protector and it works properly. thank you so much

  • Kahlen29 Dec 26, 2010

    Woo hoo! God bless u! It sure worked for me!

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If only the touch screen you may have something easy to fix like a loosen flexible cable or would be a broken touch pad. Always try the easy options first as calibrating it first with the utility.

But you must open the DS to check it so depending on your skills you can check the unit and consider to buy a new touch pad for replacement if not only a loosen cable.

The guides, videos and tools to dissasemble the DS are spreaded throught the web so find it and see how difficult is for you to do that by yourself.

Good Luck...

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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    Ed Perez Nov 07, 2007

    If anyone want a good and detailed answer is good to make the correct and detailed question.

  • Ed Perez
    Ed Perez Jun 29, 2008

    In the case your DS has a touch pad with problems like: impossible to calibrate, fake positions, only working partially, not working at all because whatever you think then the answer is touch-pad replacement because it is broken or have a bad ribbon cable or it is not well installed.

    You must differentiate between bottom LCD screen (big ribbon) and the touch pad pasted over the screen (small ribbon).

    Touch pad cost is aprox USD 5.00 plus s&h but you have to partially dissasemble your nintendo DS/lite to take out the bottom screen, separate the touch pad from the bottom screen without cracking it and put the replacement in the right position. Then connect both ribbons, assemble and test.

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I've had my DS Lite for about 2 years now and the touchscreen began to stop registering properly a couple of weeks ago. Calibration would take far too long and it would only complete if I estimated the position of the three points by chance (usually touching a half a centimeter to the left of the bottom right point). After calibrating I tried pictochat and noticed that about two centimeters from the right edge would not register unless I pressed hard on the border lining the touchscreen.

Replacing the touchscreen was the only option and now that I've replaced it, it's working like new. You will need a tri-wing screwdriver, a replacement touchscreen for about $3 at dealextreme.com, a online tutorial about dissassembling a DSL and some patience and dexterity. It took about an hour to replace, but now my DS Lite is like new. Otherwise you will have to pay about $80 to get it repaired assuming it's out of warranty or $139 for a new DS. I doubt this problem can be fixed by any other Do-It-Yourself means. Do yourselves a favor and spend like $10 and some time to replace it.

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Make sure you wipe the screen( not with water) and maybe it will work! Otherwise, go to an exchange shop and there sure to give you some cash!

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I fixed mine by running a razor blade along the crevice at the top of the touch screen

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SOURCE: DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

can you use the arrow keys? if so do that or u can take the battery out and let it reset.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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sorry to say that your top screen needs completely replacing if it is doing as described!!
the bottom screen and the touch screen are seperate, jus mounted on top of each other, so if the picture works on the bottom then the bottom screen is fine just the touch screen is broken. again i think if the cables/ribbons are in correctly and it isn't responding then it will need replacing!!

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

Hi im sorry their isnt much you can do yourself are the batterys good if so and it still dont work then make sure the screen is completely clean because any bit of greas on the screen will stop it from working.
clean it with a dry cloth spray a tiny amount of polish or some other cleaner like window cleaner as when mine had a bit of grease on it that i couldnt see after cleaning it it worked.
But if this dont work then the chances are it is a problem with the unit itself their is nothing you can do to remedy this problem the only chance you have of fixing this is take it to repair shop and hopefull it is just a software problem.
Unfortunately this isnt something you can do yourself so if you are 100% sure the screen is clean and scratch free then the only thing to do is take to repair shop as it has to go back to a nintendo retailer that does repairs might take a while to get done but check the price of repair first if it is just software problem should cost next to nothing.
im sorry couldnt offer anymore help but their is nothing you can do yourself but let me know how you get on as other people do have this problem and would like to know outcome

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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SOURCE: most of my ds lite touch screen is not responding

try getting to the calibration menu with the buttons and calibrate if u can if not send it in to nintendo for repairs

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: ds lite was dropped touch screen has vertical line and poor color

yes you need a new LCD screen 5-10 on ebay

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