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Nintendo ds calibrating

We're having trouble with calibrating our ds properly, our stylus doesn't connect to the screen in the correct place. We would be greatful with any advice you are able to provide.
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  • vikkh Dec 02, 2007

    have tried but it seems to let you do it for ages and not stop, how long do you have to do it for?

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  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    i went to the settings and tried to calibrate it but it just wont work help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dnobivol Sep 07, 2008

    calibrating as required for ds but have done it for hours

  • dnobivol Sep 07, 2008

    specified calibration not working. Have tried for hours

  • mrmoch Nov 27, 2008

    I have done it for hours, and no success!

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  • red_head242 Jan 04, 2009

    I have the exact same problem!! No matter how many times I try to calibrate it, it just won't go!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    I've just replaced a case due to a broken hinge and am having the same calibration problems, probably due to removal of the battery. Don't panic! I've found touch screens cheap and they aren't too bad to replace.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    i want to calibrate my ds but it takes ages and cant finished



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I`ne been working on my dauthers now for a few days.
I have found that in the calibrate screen, if i click the first point (top left), then click the second (bottom right), but instead if clicking the third (middle), i click 4 squares to the right. It puts me in to the test screen....... Now if i play around in the calibration screen, i can ajust where the points of contact happen. I have a feeling that its like a mirror, each one can be turned in different directions, reflecting where to pick up the stylist. If any one finds this help to them, and finds out what excatly what to do...... please, please can you leave a post, expaining what to do

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The touch screen is a grid, kinda like a map, if one grid square is weak or non functional all of them are weak. I have many touch screens in stock ready for installation. I have replaced many of them already and guarantee my work. its a simple $32 fee for the screen and labor. Please contact me at for further assistance.

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Hi it could be a faulty touch screen or connector or worse the onboard touch screen ic if its a screen i can replace these email thank you

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Did you go into option and try calibrating it I'm not correct about the format of your ds but i remember owning one and you could go in and calibrate it that should work perfect

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

  • Jerry Brooks Dec 03, 2007

    if u do it right it shouldn't you have to get right on it and make sure you do


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