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Left side of the screen not responding - Nintendo DS Lite Console

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    My ds lite touch screen does not work a well as it should...... what should i do ?


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If there is a grain of sand or other item stuck between the touch screen (lower) and the frame of the unit, this will cause the item to appear to be locked up. Apply a little pressure on the touch screen where it meets the frame on all four sides to allow any debris to fall out of the unit. You will have to do this four times, once for each side holding that section up so that the debris will fall down and away from the unit. Lots of luck. It worked for me.

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If you are in the UK I can replace the DS touch screen for £18.99 including next day special delivery,
Contact for details or visit me on ebay, username ynysmon2007

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  • Be sure that you're using only the bottom screen of the Nintendo DS Lite with the stylus. The upper screen is not a touch screen.
  • Unlicensed screen protectors can lower the sensitivity of the touch screen. If the problem you are experiencing started happening after you attached a screen protector, you may want to remove it. Please note that some screen protectors can leave behind a residue that may be difficult to clean. If you are planning on removing a screen protector that has been placed on your Nintendo DS Lite
  • If the touch screen is not responding when touched, or the accuracy of the screen is off, you may need to recalibrate the touch screen.
    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.
    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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