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Tools

These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down a number of hardware problems using the Nintendo DS troubleshooting guide.

Identification and Background ¶ 

The Nintendo DS is Nintendo's seventh generation handheld game console, which started with the Nintendo Game & Watch in 1980, and is the first handheld console to use a touchscreen as a new form of interactiveness. The Nintendo DS was released in North America on November 21, 2004, followed by a December 2nd release in Japan. It was the first Nintendo console to be released in North America prior to Japan.

The DS has a bottom screen which acts as a touchpad, as well at a top display screen. It is backwards compatible with Nintendo's GameBoy Advance game cartridges and includes a built-in microphone. As far as user input, the Nintendo DS still has the button configuration used in previous generations, but it also now features added interactivity due to the use of a finger, stylus, or a curved plastic tab that can be used to interact with the game via the touchscreen. The Nintendo DS was later succeeded by the Nintendo DS Lite in 2006 and the Nintendo DSi in 2009.

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