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Nintendo touch screen

The bottom touch screen will only display a series of black lines (looks like a bar code).  The top screen seems fine.  Help!

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Re: Nintendo touch screen

Have you dropped the DS? It could be that the ribbon cable on the bottom LCD has come adrift.
Does the top screen display the Nintendo logo when switched on?

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