Hello the bottom half of the touch screen on my DS is not operating ie: on the high low numbers game it will select on the higher half of the squares but not the lower. Is this problem repairable or is it a scrap unit now,any help would be appreciated. Thankyou,Mike
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Plug it into the charger first.try calibrating the touch screen. you can get to the calibration menu without touching the touch screen. First, turn off your system. Hold down L+R+X. While holding these buttons down, press the power button. This should take you to the touch screen calibration menu. (See Nintendo 3DS Operation Manual, Page 15) If it doesn't work,you need to replace the bottom screen.
please note that all games dont require the bottom screen
try recalibrating your touch screen. go to the screen with the clock and calendar. at the very bottom of the touch screen is a DS icon, select it. next you'll get a screen with: a wrench, clock/calendar, person,a cross hair with a small square in the middle. select the the cross hair with a small square in the middle. the DSLite will walk you through recalibrating your touch screen.
2. Go to Settings (Little icon on the bottom of the touch screen)
3. Select Pink button
4. Select "GBA Mode" (pink button on the right)
5. Select "Touch screen"
This is mainly affective for GBA games, not DS games unfortunately. If you are really that desperate to play DS games properly, then either hope you can still claim it on warranty and/or buy a brand new DS (maybe even the new DSi).
I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, but I'm guessing you are having trouble with the touch screen controls. Games like these tend to use the bottom screen (touch screen) almost exclusively. This screen can sense touch over the entire surface and only senses if you touched it or not. Use the packaged styles and tap on the screen like you would with a mouse on a computer. Be sure not to apply more pressure than needed as this can damage the screen over some time.
If all else fails just try taping everything that looks tap able. If it uses the buttons however, its common that the A button accepts a selection and the B button cancels and goes back to a previous menu. The Directional pad on the left being for moving the menu selection. The in game controls will vary, but these days on the DS they most likely use these controls alone unless stated otherwise.
Don't be afraid to try it out and see what does what. Just remember to not use more pressure than needed. Though the DS can handle a bit of punishment thankfully.
I hope this helps out somehow. Good luck with the games and have fun.
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.