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DS Lite touch screen

Hi! Just bought a white DS Lite, cause the ooooold grey one felt a bit clumsy in the end. The new baby worked perfectly fine, but soon I realised the touch screen's sensibility is lower than the old model. I tried my usual silky moves, but they didin't work, so I have to push the stylus a bit harder in order to have the touch screen function properly. Is it a separate incident & my DS is the one to blame or all of the Lite models have lower sensibiklity?

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I dont know... I think it just helped me identify where the problem is on my touchscreen. Perhaps I really do need a new ds.... The center part seems to be broken.

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Re: DS Lite touch screen

Try to recalibrate the touch screen.

turn on your DS


last available box, recalibrate.

i may be wrong, but try that anyways.

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