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My nintendo DS lite touch screen doesn't work.

The touch screen seems to not recognize being "touched"...  i tried the usual trouble shootings:

-the screen pics work just fine.
-i don't have a protective screen over it, so it's not like i can take it off.
-no cracks or scratches on the screen
-when i attempt to recalibrate, it doesn't recognize that i am touching the screen AND when i press "B" to cancel, it doesn't cancel...  all else buttons and commands work in the other setting screens...

don't know what else to do...

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    I have the same problem..
    and at the trouble shooting b doesn't work but..

    i do not have a lite and i got the same problem..
    Please help us:'(

  • macad Dec 16, 2007

    i have same problem help us mine is a pink orig ds is there a disconected cable?

  • wiggsgixer Dec 22, 2007

    we also have the same problem the touch screen seems to not use the command you touched it seems as if it out of line with the commands and will not recalibrate

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    have the same problem i buy my in tanarif what do i do!!!?!!?!?!?!?!

  • heyyo Dec 27, 2007

    heelp me plz to make my touch screen work again

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    well when i switch it on and click on the game i'm going to play it doesn't work so i have to press toe A button

    i have tried callibrating it but it doesn't respond

  • shusain Mar 01, 2008

    My nintendo screen's touch screen feature doesn't seem to work at all. it doesn't recognize anything that i try to do using the stylus. need help!

  • dcritcher16 Jan 05, 2009

    my ds light does not recognize being touched by the stylus pen

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, but does cracks and scratches cause the problem? If so, then thats it.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    my ds has a scratch and it does not work what should i do

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    The touch screen won't work at all, the screen comes up but when I try to touch it it wont do anything.. 

  • i rock on Apr 04, 2009

    me too except whatever i touch it with it dies not read it please help

  • monicabradle Apr 04, 2009

    um i can't touch the screen in let it go to it's desination I have to press A or B or whatever letters they have help me please

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    same here i have spectrobes and really all you can use is the stylis and i really want to play it

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    My regular nintendo ds cracked the top screen and now it's black. :( :( :(



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Simply place your thumb on the edge of the screen and press lightly while blowing air (avoid spitting). You may need to work all 4 edges/corners.

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If these are new systems (under a year old) contact Nintendo and they will fix them for you. Beyond that it could be several things causing this problem.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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I did was I tried to put the cottage that I got for Christmas and i put it in the D.S. cottage space then all i saw it was blank.The others were fine but the one i got for Christmas couldn't work

Posted on Nov 19, 2011

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    Check all around the cartridge game. There should be a nintendo seal of approval.


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I have several touch screens in stock and will be happy to replace them for you. $30 each

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Can someone say what i have to do i just buy it from 4 day's ago after i played my first game and i turn power of and nezt day it doesn't work

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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SOURCE: how do i recalibrate a nintendo ds screen?

if you take a toothbrush and wipe the edges of the screen with the bristles it might get rid of dirt that clog the senses.

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you must send it in to Nintendo, for a new touch screen or take it to your nearest GameStop video store.

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