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How do I fix an upside down and backwards touch screen on a Nintendo dsi

Son left it back of my truck, rained overnight, dried it out in rice and over vent, but touch screen is upside down and the touches are mirrored

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I suggest sending it back to Nintendo. They have an excellent technical group.

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aparently fitting a new touchscreen works, i have just ordered one from ebay, cost me a tenner

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Silly question - are you holding it the right way up?
If you are, there may be a display setting for rotation.

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Turn the ds on without a game in it and go to the settings icon (looks like a tiny ds) on the bottom middle of the screen then go to the far right yellow icon and it will re-calibrate the touch screen and let you know if calibration was a success.

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Left in rain

put the dsi into a bag of uncooked whit rice and leave it there for a week then try again the rice will pull the moisture out

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If you tap the very top left of the touch screen on startup, you can go into a secret menu to reset the DSI to factory settings, which should fix the issue. This fix will make you lose any downloaded titles you may have however.

Jun 17, 2013 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Touch screen is not responding and can not play any games.

Perform a recalibration as soon as you notice a problem, to prevent performance errors.

If the calibration problems do not go away you may need to contact Nintendo for technical service or if you think you can replace the screen you self i can give the process to do so...

How to Replace a Nintendo DSi Touch Screen

Finding someone to fix a Nintendo DSi touch screen can be time-consuming and costly. However, with the right tools, you can do it yourself. Even if you've never tried fixing anything until now.


things you'll need:

* Tri-wing screwdriver
* Precision Phillips screwdriver
* Precision flathead screwdriver
* New Nintendo DSi touch screen

Turn the Nintendo DSi over and find the five screws on the edges of the bottom. Take each one out with your tri-wing screwdriver. In the center you will find an additional screw that will need to be removed with a precision Phillips screwdriver. This keeps your battery in place.

Take the battery out. Underneath it you will find two screws that must be removed with the tri-wing screwdriver. After both have been taken out, pull up on the bottom casing to access the motherboard. In order to replace a Nintendo DSi touch screen, this will have to be removed.

Detach the right and left buttons in the top corners by pulling up. Underneath each one will be a spring---make sure you don't lose these. Then remove the four screws in the middle of the motherboard with the precision Phillips screwdriver.

Look for the ribbon attached on the bottom left corner of the motherboard. Take a precision flathead screwdriver and pull up on the black bar that connects the ribbon. You should be able to slide it out by pulling back.

Find the two small connectors that are locked in with two tiny clips on each one. Lift up on all four clips to pull out the underlying connectors. Take out the motherboard and turn it upside down. Now you are ready to replace your DSi touch screen.

Detach the Nintendo DSi touch screen with your fingernails. Pull it away from the adhesive, one side at a time. Take the new screen and peel away the protective plastic before replacing it. Line it up where the old touch screen was and reassemble the Nintendo DSi.

Hope it helped...

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If the dsi xl has gotten wet is it completely lost?

Let it dry out for about 3 days. One way is to put it in a container with uncooked white rice. The rice should soak up some of the moisture. It should work fine after its been dried out.

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I have bought a dsi xl at christmas for my son and he dropped it in water we dryed it out and still not turning on

if you tried to turn it on while it was still damp it could have damaged the electronics srry

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I have a nintendo dsi xl that has water damage and when i turn it all right before it turns on to the main screen it goes in sleep mode and i dont shut it its open and everything

Water damage usually spells the end for any gadget, but you can try the following and see if it helps.
Put the DSi into a warm, dry place (usually a hot press or something similar). Make sure it is not too hot as you will just burn out the DSi. Place a bowl of plain white rice beside the DSi and leave for 12 hours. Repeat with a fresh bowl of rice for another 12 hours if the problem persists.
Please bear in mind that the rice is there to soak up any water vapor in the air, it's not going to magically fix your DS but it is a tried and tested way to dry out gadgets of this kind.
Best of luck!

Mar 17, 2011 | Nintendo Dsi XL

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Nintendo hand held dsi electronic game. dsi got wet. what can we do to dry it?

apparently if you put in a bowl of rice it will dry it cause the rice soaks up the water. i would pull the the cover off first so it dries quicker and easier

Sep 04, 2010 | Nintendo DSi Black Console

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My son dropped the DS in the bath last week. I

Let it dry out for another day or two too make sure it's completely dry inside. Or you can you a hair dryers to blow out and dry the excess water inside.

In case none of this will work, it needs repair.

Feb 23, 2010 | Nintendo DSi Blue Console

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Upside down characters

Silly question - are you holding it the right way up?
If you are, there may be a display setting for rotation.

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