Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console
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?
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
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
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.
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
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.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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!
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
I fixed mine by running a razor blade along the crevice at the top of the touch screen
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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
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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