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UNABLE TO CALIBRATE TOUCH SCREEN

Hi ! My daughters Nintendo DS screen is out of alignment.She has to guess where to touch the screen in order to play the games . We've gone through the recalibration procedure but the red squares keep repeating !! Can you help us ?

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  • xits-mex Jan 02, 2008

    when i try to orientate my ds the little red squares just keep repeating

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    Hi the same is happening to my DS I have tried cleaning it but this hasn't solved the problem I have also tried resetting it by taking out the battery and it hasn't helped what will I need to repair it or solve the problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    its happend to me and when i do it(finnaly)it doesent workD:

  • Braer May 03, 2008

    The thing is, it seems as though there's no way to solve the problem other than to use a jackhammer as a stylus and smash the whole thing to pieces.

  • mikala fix May 25, 2008

    my screen is totaly wrecked.  how do i calibrate it? i do calibrate it but it dosnt fix.. help me

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    my daughters touch screen does not work at all, when I try an calibrate it it does nothing at all. Help before I smash it to bits

  • dsff Jun 29, 2008

    touch screen dosent work

  • nwader89 Aug 10, 2008

    i keep touching the red squares to recalibrate the touch screen however the red squares continue to move and they do not have an ending

  • Otter Skipper
    Otter Skipper Aug 14, 2008

    Every time I play a DS game that involves touch screen use (Like a keypad to enter your name) I can't hit the thing I want and get what's next to it or miss completely. I tried to calibrate, but I don't think it helped.

  • dustyisfab Nov 02, 2008

    my screen doesn't calibrate i go to the calibrater and i keep touching the squares but it never finishes ! help me its annoying i can't play the games i want to

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Touch screen's calibration aliginment is off center!!!!!!

  • lumbkaren Nov 29, 2008

    unable to calibrate touch screen red square just keeps going round can you help

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    MY SCREEN KEEPS GOING ON AND ON AND WILL NOT BE COMPLETED...

  • CullenCakes Mar 08, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! I've cleaned it, took the batteries out and NOTHING has worked. The squares just keep going around over and over.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Same problem but I'm going to replace the touch screen myself. It costs under £15 and I've already had it apart to replace the entire case - something anyone with a steady hand can do.

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The only possible fix is to try to clean the edges of the screen in case any particles are trapped between the screen and the case, this can confuse the touch screen.

Do this with a soft toothbrush, it will not damage the screen.

If that doesnt work then in all likelihood the screen is broken, it can be replaced but this is not trivial. There are guides on the internet on how do do this.

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I tried the tapping the calibration screen real hard and fast when calibrating, that completed the test for me at least, previously id been going for like 10 mins with no luck. The 4 crosshairs once the calibration screen finished were not lighting up but now it seems to be accurate. i also done the toothbrush cleaning which i think sorted it. try these things!

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I thought I had this problem, But for me all I had to do was keep touching the the red square, it took ages but it finally worked. (:

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

I had that problem too, bit found out that if you actually "tap" as in touch the screen REALLY quickly and do the process fast as possible itll make the stupid calibration finish

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

Just buy a new one or go to a game shop and ask the people if they can fix it

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Give usefull information (even though this isnt T_T)

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Try calibrating using a hammer n chisel this will remove the lil pesky red squares

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I think there is something in the edges of the touch screen. your best bet is to see a game repair shop or save up more for a new one.

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Hi my daughters is doing the same as everyone elses does it mean she'll need a new one.only came back from usa couple of days ago alot cheaper their kicking my self for not buying one then.only noticed problem when wouldnt calibrate on way home.

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If you have a screen saver (plastic film over screen) it may not work properly

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Try and get it repaired or go to the retailer and exchange it for a new one.

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Omg you just keep touching "the red square" a few times in then it will say calibration is complete

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