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Time Date When I turn my sons DS on it says."before you begin, you must adjust system settings. Please touch the Touch Screen or press any button"...so...I go through the steps...#1. Set Name...no prob..it saves..#2 Fav Color...great..saves again #3...set date...I set it...confirm...then when I go to step 4...the date resets to 01/01/2000...Step #4...set time..set...confirm..save...then it also goes back to 00:00...then step #5..set birthday...that sets and saves fine...then it says to turn on the ds for the changes to be saved...then voila..back to step on again...

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  • weewinkle1 Jul 07, 2008

    srry,,,should say turn off the ds for the changes to be saved..

  • weewinkle1 Jul 16, 2008

    thanks xedcom...tried to clean it...nothing...just replaced the ds..they are cheap enough that it probably wasn't worth my while fixing

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Clean your battery contacts and DS pins with alcohol.
If not working then you have a deffective mainboard and need to take your DS to warranty or repair.

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When you fist turn it on you need a name just hit any letter, then hit the A conferm all the way across the board (A for everything) turn the system off wait 10 sec. turn back on you now should be able to change whatever you like without any trouble

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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

Changing the date
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  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
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First try to recalibrate the screen (start up the DS, and do the following--text from nintendo.com):
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  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.
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  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.
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  6. Use the stylus, and tap the red square that appears on the screen. Do this each time the square moves.

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

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    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.
    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.
    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.
      • 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. If there are any visible particles, clean the screen.
      • If the above steps did not help, there is a problem with the system and it will need to be repaired.


    7. 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.

    8. 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.

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    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

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    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.


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    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.





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