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This Nintendo DS Lite was released in 2006 as the successor to the Nintendo DS. Getting inside this device is simple, making for easy fixes.

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Touch screen not operating correctly

My sons' DS lite (a year old) was dropped and although no obvious damage, the touch screen is not working properly. Although the touch screen responds to most taps with the stylus, it appears that the positioning is not right and 'off position'.

I have tried caibrating, and although I can tap the stylus on the small red boxes during this process, the calibrating procedure does not 'finish' and check positioning via red squares that turn blue in the final check. Instead, the program keeps looping around the calibration sequence, asking for stylus input for LH top red square, bottom RH and and middle - taking all of this in and going round again and again in this sequence. Is this a programe/software fault or something broken within the screen??? What should I do??

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Helen Lowe, it seems to loop because it can not read any input. Sounds like a fractured digitizer circuit. Here is the guide to repair it. The digitizer is available at places like this. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hi Helen.

I actually had this same-ish problem with my DS a few months back. If you have had it for less than a year, you can return it along with your proof of purchase to either the store you bought it from, or you can deal directly with Nintendo.

If not this sounds like a problem with the touch screen itself. What you can do if you are adventurous enough is take the DS apart and check if the touch cable is loose. If that doesn't fix it, you could order a new one. They are very cheap, around 5 bucks for a new touch screen.

I hope this helps!

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