Question about Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Nintendo DS behaving erratically-Screen malfunction????

When i am using the stylus to write on the Nintendo DS touch screen the writing appears broken up for e.g if i was to write a letter T i would do the down stroke that would be in broken lines then when I go to write the stroke accross it would end up down the bottom of the line not where I had drew it I have closely inspected my screen and I see that there are three small indentations on it a bit like scratches Is it just a question of changing the screen or does it go deeper than that
thanks
niki

Posted by on

  • Sam Phillips Apr 02, 2008

    Frank

    cheers where might I get a replacement screen from & how much is it gonna set me back?

    I have reported the problem to Nintendo and they were supposed to mail me a FREEPOST label so that I could sent it back to them for assessment to date i've heard nish back from them(lousy customer support)

    It's my sons console and he loaned it to me He dont know theres a problem yet Also it's Codswallop when they say some games are reccommened from age 3 as my daughter is 4 and this is how the screen got damaged in the first instance with her pressing too ******* the screen and making indents on it

    There is a lesson to be learned here and its DON'T let your 4 yr old play unsupervised with it :(

  • screwu122 Feb 18, 2009

    my screen has a color malfunction and part of it is white and the rest is blue.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 250 Answers

Normally replacing the touch screen will fix these types of problems. Please note that there are two screens on the bottom and not just one. You have the touch screen and under that you have an LCD screen just like the LCD on the top. You will have to remove the touch screen from the LCD as it has double sided foam tape holding them together. Also, the small clip that holds the ribbon cable to the board is easily broken, so be careful with it. If you break it you will not be able to get the ribbon cable to stay in and the touch screen will no longer work and your DS will likely not stay on.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

  • Frank Gant
    Frank Gant Apr 02, 2008

    I have a DS Touch Screen left. It's a brand new replacement. It's $20 plus shipping. Is this the old style DS or the DS Lite? I have one of each of the screens. Let me know if you want one.



    I would try contacting Nintendo again and get them to fix it if you can.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW DO I CALLIBRATE THE SCREEN ON MY DS thanks


Directly from Nintendo:


  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.

  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

  3. Press the A Button when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

  4. When the main menu appears, use the Control Pad to to place the cursor over the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom of the screen, and press the A Button.
      icon_settings.gif

  5. Use the Control Pad to place the cursor over the orange icon that looks like crosshairs (the right-most icon), and press the A Button.
      icon_calibrate.gif

  6. Use the stylus, and tap the red square that appears on the screen. Do this each time the square moves.

Mar 15, 2011 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Just received a used ds lite from ebay. when I type on the screen it enters the letter next to the one I touched. Is this a serious problem? Never used a DS before; will this have an impact on game...


Sounds like you should try recaliberating the touch screen. Calibration must be done with a stylus. Please note: Using a unlicsensed screen protector can lower the sensitivity of the screen, making calibration difficult. If the problem you are encountering started happening after installing a screen protector, this may be the cause of the problem. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button. Press the A Button when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears. When the main menu appears, use the Control Pad to to place the cursor over the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom of the screen, and press the A Button. should look like this :

icon_settings.gif Use the Control Pad to place the cursor over the orange icon that looks like crosshairs (the right-most icon), and press the A Button. should look like this:
    icon_calibrate.gif Use the stylus, and tap the red square that appears on the screen. Do this each time the square moves. You must touch the red square precisely at each of the three positions, otherwise the test will continue to re-start If the touch screen is not responding properly, hold the Nintendo DS at an angle so that you can see where the edges of the Touch Screen meet the housing of the system. Look around the entire edge of the Touch Screen for any foreign material (such as crumbs, etc.) that may be wedged in between the Touch Screen and the housing of the DS. Foreign material in this area can cause the Touch Screen to work incorrectly. When complete, four squares will appear, allowing users to test the touch screen sensitivity. (Testing is optional.) Tap the "Confirm" button in the lower-right corner. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings. hope this helps

Dec 02, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite White Console

1 Answer

How do you change system date on ds


SOURCE: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/ds/time_date.jsp

Changing the date
  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.
  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.
  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.
  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen. icon_settings.gif
  5. Tap the calendar/time icon (the blue icon, second from the left). icon_clockdate.gif
  6. Tap the calendar icon at the top of the screen. icon_date.gif
  7. Tap the up or down arrows above the month, day, and year to change the values. When finished, tap the "Confirm" button in the lower right corner.

  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

Apr 15, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite

1 Answer

Dslite translation


  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.


  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.


  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.


  4. When the main menu appears, use the stylus and tap on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen. icon_settings.gif
  5. Tap the wrench icon (the leftmost icon). icon_wrench.gif
  6. Tap the globe icon. icon_language.gif
  7. Tap the box for the language you wish to choose.
  8. Tap the bottom-right box to confirm the selection (it says "Confirm" if the menu is in English).
  9. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.

I hope I could help

Dec 16, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite

2 Answers

Calibrate touch screen


Actually, the red cross's movement is part of the calibration. Continue clicking each individual red cross until you get a confirmation notion notice.

In order to calibrate the touch screen, the DS needs to know where certain areas of the touch screen are relative to the actual display. Basically, you're not really controlling the display. You are interacting with a hidden interface, which is the touch screen. But in order for you to "interact" with what you are seeing, the touch screen is laid across the display.

Dec 07, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

2 Answers

Nintendo ds lite


First try to recalibrate the screen (start up the DS, and do the following--text from nintendo.com):
  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.

  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

  3. Press the A Button when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

  4. When the main menu appears, use the Control Pad to to place the cursor over the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom of the screen, and press the A Button.
      icon_settings.gif

  5. Use the Control Pad to place the cursor over the orange icon that looks like crosshairs (the right-most icon), and press the A Button.
      icon_calibrate.gif

  6. Use the stylus, and tap the red square that appears on the screen. Do this each time the square moves.

    • You must touch the red square precisely at each of the three positions, otherwise the test will continue to re-start.
    • Ifthe touch screen is not responding properly, hold the Nintendo DS at anangle so that you can see where the edges of the Touch Screen meet thehousing of the system. Look around the entire edge of the Touch Screenfor any foreign material (such as crumbs, etc.) that may be wedged inbetween the Touch Screen and the housing of the DS. Foreign material inthis area can cause the Touch Screen to work incorrectly.
If the screen still does not work, you need to buy a new touchscreen. Many vendors sell these, here's an example:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/nidslito.html

You will need a good tri-wing screwdriver to do this repair (don't buy a cheap knockoff--they will strip your screws). Try one like this: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-1e-49-en-15-tri_wing-70-1fe.html

Then follow the step by step tutorial at:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Nintendo-DS-Lite/

Dec 07, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Lines on Touch screen


I know if you use a DS stylus on a DS lite it will mess up the touch screan i dont know what DS you have though and your not suppose to touch the top screan with the stylus. Try reading the DS manual I don't know what to do...

Nov 16, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Not working


defective most likely return it for another one.

Jun 16, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Ds lite not responding to commands


http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/ds/trouble_screen.jsp#touch

Jan 09, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

Nintendo ds


Setting the Time and Date


Changing the time
  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.

  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen. icon_settings.gif

  5. Tap the calendar/time icon (the blue icon, second from the left). icon_clockdate.gif

  6. Tap the large clock icon (on the right) icon_clock.gif

  7. Tap the up or down arrows above the hour and minute to change the time. When finished, tap the "Confirm" button in the lower right corner.

  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.


Changing the date
  1. Remove all games from the Nintendo DS.

  2. Turn the system on by pressing the POWER button.

  3. Tap the screen using the stylus when the "Touch the Touch Screen to continue" message appears.

  4. When the main menu appears, tap the stylus on the Settings Menu Panel at the bottom middle part of the screen. icon_settings.gif

  5. Tap the calendar/time icon (the blue icon, second from the left). icon_clockdate.gif


  6. Tap the calendar icon at the top of the screen. icon_date.gif

  7. Tap the up or down arrows above the month, day, and year to change the values. When finished, tap the "Confirm" button in the lower right corner.

  8. Wait for the the confirmation message to disappear, then tap "Go Back," then "Quit," then "Yes" to exit. The unit will shut down automatically to save the settings.





Dec 30, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

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

Related Topics:

372 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

phil

Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

845 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...