Question about Nintendo DS Lite Console

2 Answers

DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

I don't know what happened, my touch screen doesn't respond to touch. I haven't dropped it, it just stopped working. Is there something I can do to repair this at home? The touch screen has stopped working with the stylus. There is not a mark or scratch on the screen. I have tried collaborating it but I cannot do it because the stylus won't work on the screen. Can anyone help?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,102 Answers
Re: DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

Hi im sorry their isnt much you can do yourself are the batterys good if so and it still dont work then make sure the screen is completely clean because any bit of greas on the screen will stop it from working.
clean it with a dry cloth spray a tiny amount of polish or some other cleaner like window cleaner as when mine had a bit of grease on it that i couldnt see after cleaning it it worked.
But if this dont work then the chances are it is a problem with the unit itself their is nothing you can do to remedy this problem the only chance you have of fixing this is take it to repair shop and hopefull it is just a software problem.
Unfortunately this isnt something you can do yourself so if you are 100% sure the screen is clean and scratch free then the only thing to do is take to repair shop as it has to go back to a nintendo retailer that does repairs might take a while to get done but check the price of repair first if it is just software problem should cost next to nothing.
im sorry couldnt offer anymore help but their is nothing you can do yourself but let me know how you get on as other people do have this problem and would like to know outcome

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 106 Answers
Re: DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

Can you use the arrow keys? if so do that or u can take the battery out and let it reset.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

2 Suggested Answers

  • 168 Answers

SOURCE: Problem with DS Lite Touch Screen

take it back and exchange it.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Charge a DS lite without DS charger

well the only way is to use a phone charger but your risking your ds so try to see if it is 6.2v or over if they are then don't use it cuz it could like over power your ds

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi. The touch screen on my wee girls touch screen has stopped working. Can I fix this myself or can do I need to send away?


You can try sorting the problem yourself before you decide to send it in to Nintendo.

Most DS touch screens stop working if there is dust, hair, sand etc gets under the frame of the DS. They stop working because the particles get pushed down on the touch scream making the DS think that screens already been touched and won't respond.

Get a toothbrush with straight bristles and with your thumb gently press down the touch screen along the frame, use the touch brush to clean under the frame but be vary careful not to press down too much as you could cause damage to DS.

If the screen still doesn't work then you'll have to send it in for repair.

Hope this helps.


Apr 24, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

DSL screen not responding

Hello :

Here I'll provide a link provided by Nintendo for touch screen problems :
Nintendo DS Lite - Touch Screen Problems

Read carefully please .

rate for the effort if useful please !

Best regards .

Mar 21, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Most of my ds lite touch screen is not responding

try getting to the calibration menu with the buttons and calibrate if u can if not send it in to nintendo for repairs

Sep 21, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Ds lite

sorry to say that your top screen needs completely replacing if it is doing as described!!
the bottom screen and the touch screen are seperate, jus mounted on top of each other, so if the picture works on the bottom then the bottom screen is fine just the touch screen is broken. again i think if the cables/ribbons are in correctly and it isn't responding then it will need replacing!!

Jan 29, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Ds lite not responding to commands

Jan 09, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

7 Answers

Nintendo ds touch screen

i had the same problem and have now fixed it succesfully the touch screen works like a grid and is overlayed onto an lcd screen so that when you touch the screen it makes a conection within the grid so that the machine knows where you are touching .....if one of these grids are broken you will never calibrate your screen as the ds doesnt recognise what you are touching short the answer is to replace your touch screen

Jan 06, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Touch screen, and not charging

you should just replace it the screen is about75-85 $ and if you do happen to do that you would have to send it in you might as well goto gamestop eb games or game crazy and pick a used one up for about the same amount of cash

Nov 01, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

6 Answers

DS Lite Touch Screen does not respond to touch

on the top right hand side of the screen just under the front there are four or five contact pads this is where the touch screen get the info from the touch screen to the ds itself if you have taken the ds apart maybe the pads are slightly out of line this can be fixed by applying light pressure to the pads to make them stick down and get a proper contact

Oct 08, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nintendo DS Lite Console Logo

124 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nintendo Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers


Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Paul Layton

Level 1 Expert

57 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides