Question about Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends for DS

1 Answer

Top half dont work

My top half of my ds dont work and i need it to play

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers


1. IF you have R4 card in your DS, take it out.

2. Go to Settings (Little icon on the bottom of the touch screen)

3. Select Pink button

4. Select "GBA Mode" (pink button on the right)

5. Select "Touch screen"


This is mainly affective for GBA games, not DS games unfortunately.
If you are really that desperate to play DS games properly, then either hope you can still claim it on warranty and/or buy a brand new DS (maybe even the new DSi).

Hope I helped

- donman92

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My top screen on the ds i have started to go white a while back. it kept getting worse and now i have to continuosly bending the cover back and forth for it to work for mabey 5 minutes. any ideas so i dont...

This is due to a faulty ribbon cable which runs from the bottom half of the ds to the top half via the hinge. Unfortunately the only way to solve this is to purchase a new top lcd screen :(

Jul 28, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

How do I replace a DS Lite top screen? Any special tools needed? Thanks.

You have to take the whole ds apart to replace the top screen its not the easiest one of the screens to replace.

I'll start assuming you have dissasembled the bottem half of the ds but it is still attached. Once the logic board and bottem screen have been removed you are left with just the plastic where the buttons are, still looking at the ds as if you looking at the back of it, on the top left you will see two screws these have to be undone, you will need a small philips screw driver, once undone the two pieces should come apart, becarefull of the wires on the right, thread them back through the hole, and there is a slight cut in the plastic allowing you to thread the ribbon cable out as well.
When you have just the top half, turn it so the speakers are facing you as if you playing on it, there are four philips screws to undo, but they are coverd by small rubber gromets, you will have to prise them out using somthing pointed like the end of a stanley blade, becareful not to scratch the plastic. Once the screws are all out hold with both hands with your thumbs where the speakers are, apply a bit of presure in a downward and towards you motion the two parts should slide away from each other, you will see a gap at the top, turn the whole thing over again and lift the top half up and away from you exposeing the top screen and speakers, attached to the black wire is the wirless receiver which you dont need to touch and the white wire is the mic. Thread the ribbon cable back through the hinge by rolling it up and it should go through. You will need to desolder the speakers from the ribbon cable attached to the screen(ensure u note which way the wires are soldered so you can resolder them on properly to the new screen). Once thats done put it all back together the way you took it apart.

There is videos on how to do this in more detail on youtube just do a search and you will find what you are looking for.

Tools needed:

Tri-wing screw driver
Small philips screw driver or pozy drive
Pointed object(stanley blade)
Pair of twizzers

Hope this helps. post back if you have problems and ill try to run you through them.

Jan 29, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

1 Answer

DS Lite Top screen Froze image

Sounds like your screen may have come loose, OR its time for a new one. Either: A) Send it in for repair. (Big N may charge up to 80$ if its not within warranty)
B) Buy parts from a place like DealExtreme ( or some place similar, but that means opening it and you'd need a Trigram/Tri-wing screwdriver to open it as well. Not good for the inexperienced, though as there's a good chance of bending the paper thin screen wires. (but I guess the experience of knowing you can do it yourself(~25$), as well as for less is better than having to shell out ~80$ for Big N to fix it.)
C) New DSL?

Aug 10, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

2 Answers

My ds just crashes--shuts down--when playing. Is

The same thing happened to my DS that was 3 years old. But at a point it didn't even turn on. The top screen made a quick blink then it turned back off automatically. I suggest you just get a new DS (I got a DSi) because a new battery is VERY expensive.

Answer:It is definitely the battery, though.

Jul 07, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

My top screen is busted.

its is possible but you would get the display of tha half game or u would have starting problems with some games

Jul 05, 2009 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

The top screen is blank lower screen good

well maybe the game ur playin just has to only use the lower dont worry some games are like that . half my games only use the top screan and the other half use the bottem only

Feb 17, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

3 Answers

Nintendo DS start up menu disappeared.

take out all of the games in the ds then the menu should come up then click the little ds picture at the bottom. that will take you to another menu. click on the wrench in the pink box, then click the top box which has an arrow pointing into a box. click the top box which says manual mode then press confirm. the ds will go off then when you turn it on it should go to the menu even with a game in. hope this helps! =)

Dec 08, 2008 | Nintendo Pokemon Diamond for DS

2 Answers

Ds lite games not playing?

have you tried taking the game out and in about 10 times when the ds is turned of

Sep 08, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Ds top screen half normal half green tint

i had the same problem  but it was blue tint shortly after the ds would turn on flash then turn off turned out to be the wire ribbon to top screen:: needed new top screen!! 

Oct 22, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Lights on bottom screen don't light

i dont think it is a problem i think it just does it to save energy

Oct 03, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends for DS Logo

113 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Bee Santiago

Level 2 Expert

268 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

905 Answers


Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Are you a Nintendo Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides