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Screen is out of alignment

Recalibrating doesn't seem to work. It goes around in circles. Have cleaned between screen and casing with toothbrush already.

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  • nickyharris Dec 01, 2007

    My daughters ds also won't calibrate. It too goes round in circles but never completes calibration. Also one side of her screen (about 1cm line down the right side) won't work very well. This is why we tried to recalibrate and found out that it wasn't working.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    same problem tried to calibrate, continually chasing boxes have totally removed casing and cleaned inside still have problem HELP!!!!!!!

  • Duncan Robb Dec 20, 2007

    Same problem - tried to align the screen but it keeps going and going and never calibrating.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    The screen is out of align, a different button is pressed on the screen to the one you think you are pressing making it near impossible to use.

  • Steffies-DS Dec 30, 2007

    I have the same problem with a DS (Not Lite), the callibration test goes round in circles but there is no way out (save) other than the exit button. The games are playable but the keyboard is about 4 letters out of alignment. Have not tried anything to clear it. It is second hand so no warranty.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    when ever i try to press somthing in the keybord it is about 1-2 letters out, can someone pleese help me as it is really annoying, my sister has a nother ds and hers has no problem, i have had the ds for just under 2 years and havent had a lot of use out of it and have always been very particular in how the touchscreen is pressed, i dont think i have ever damaged it as i have always been incredibly carefull, someone pleese help. : |



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Get a tri winged screwdriver from and take apart the bottom of your DS. You can take the whole screen apart and clean it. This should work. It's easier than it sounds. Hope this helps :-)

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