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Harry Blue5
December 16th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Erm... I have a problem with my DS... it's hard to explain, but... MY TOUCHSCREEN DOESN'T WORK!!!... well, actually, it does. But it doesn't work properly. You see when I touch things (with the Stylus or not), the DS reads it as clicking something slightly above where I click. See this stupid diagram I made up. The dot's are the screen, and the x is where I touch.

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Now look what the DS thinks I've pressed:

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Do you see the problem? It thinks I touch somewhere above where I actually press. Anyone got a solution, or do I have to just endure it.

TRIFORCE89
December 16th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I've had this problem before. First try to recalibrate your screen. If that doesn't work than call up Nintendo. Depending on how long you've had it for they'll replace it for you.

Harry Blue5
December 16th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Thanks... just... erm... how do I do that?

Cherrim
December 16th, 2008, 10:08 AM
System settings, far right. :] Click the DS icon when you start up the system. (If your system is set to boot to a game automatically, make sure the DS slots are empty before you start it.)

As for calling Nintendo, look on their site for a local number if you need to.

Harry Blue5
December 16th, 2008, 10:23 AM
How long to I have to calibrate my Touch Screen.

Cherrim
December 16th, 2008, 10:47 AM
You just do it the one time. It'll ask you to touch your stylus to certain points on the screen and it'll automatically be calibrated. It takes like 10 seconds tops. o_o

Gumball Watterson
December 16th, 2008, 10:38 PM
It's easy:

Press the DS Icon when you start up, it's in the center middle.

Press the Icon with the square that looks like an aim from a .50 Caliber Sniper.

Touch those aims where it asks you to.

Your done, if it doesn't work, call Nintendo. If they say the exact same thing even if you said you already tried that, they're idiots.

Harry Blue5
December 16th, 2008, 11:58 PM
You just do it the one time. It'll ask you to touch your stylus to certain points on the screen and it'll automatically be calibrated. It takes like 10 seconds tops. o_o
I kept pressing the thing with the stylus, it isn't working, the dot moves when I press the screen. That's all. After ten MINUTES of trying I gave up. It's doesn't callibrate for some reason.

BakingBluePotatoe
December 17th, 2008, 02:25 AM
no, no, no. it's supposed to move when you touch it. just keep touching it ti'll it says "Calibration complete, touch the screen to test the calibration"

If it still does that, call Nintendo. and make sure you tell them you tried this.

Cherrim
December 17th, 2008, 04:49 AM
I kept pressing the thing with the stylus, it isn't working, the dot moves when I press the screen. That's all. After ten MINUTES of trying I gave up. It's doesn't callibrate for some reason.
You mean every time the point moves, you keep pressing it in its new spot and it won't calibrate?

Sounds like something is wrong then.

Ayano Katagiri
December 17th, 2008, 08:48 PM
I had a similar problem with mine a long time ago. If you can't get it to recalibrate back to normal, when you send it to Nintendo, they'll replace the entire touch screen. I don't think it's exactly cheap to replace one, but if you're under warranty still, it'll be covered.

Heart's Soul
December 18th, 2008, 05:03 PM
No, you get a new DS. WIthout warranty, it's $80. I'll just wait for DSi.

wakachamo
December 19th, 2008, 07:22 AM
I kept pressing the thing with the stylus, it isn't working, the dot moves when I press the screen. That's all. After ten MINUTES of trying I gave up. It's doesn't callibrate for some reason.

The dots are supposed to move.

Just keep lightly touching (with the stylus of course) each dot after it moves, and after doing this about 5 times, it should say that calibration is finished and it'll ask you to see if it has really been calibrated. Drag the stylus over the four static dots to see if they respond correctly.

If they all seem to be responding correctly, then you've calibrated it correctly.

Harry Blue5
December 19th, 2008, 12:22 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF- I know it's supposed to move! You're the one who's retarted whoever de-repped me. Read my post properly. I know the dot is supposed to move, I click where the dot is and it moves again. I click there. It moves agian. I click it there. It moves. After half an hour of clicking it where it moves to, it doesn't work. I search on the internet to see if it works and if I'm doing it right. They do exactly what I do and it works after 4 seconds...

Gumball Watterson
December 19th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Careful, don't call de-reppers retarded. I wasn't me but keep your temper and try to understand.

Your only option is to contact Nintendo. Chances are your DS is

House Broken

...Ok, sorry, *shot*

SkyPioneer
December 19th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I kept pressing the thing with the stylus, it isn't working, the dot moves when I press the screen. That's all. After ten MINUTES of trying I gave up. It's doesn't callibrate for some reason.
I know your problem. Everyone else can get the same effect if they tap somewhere completely random on their DS screen during calibration.

You see, you touch screen is so miscalibrated that the DS thinks your some 8 year old fooling around.

And did you get into settings using the DPad?

Harry Blue5
December 20th, 2008, 12:39 AM
@SkyPioneer: Well... that sounds bad. Does this mean that I can't fix it? Darn my DS. One day it was working fine then the next day it was clicking in the wrong direction...

moments.
December 20th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Hm, do you still have warranty on your DS? Because if you do, it would be wise to contact Nintendo directly, or to take it back to the dealer and ask for some advice.
However if the warranty has expired, there isn't really anything you can do without buying something and a touch screen is going to cost a fair bit.
You may be better of buying a new one if it cannot be repaired under warranty or of a reasonably cheap price.

Heart's Soul
December 20th, 2008, 10:40 AM
All I know is that your DS may be bricked, but if it's working, call Nintendo

Harry Blue5
December 22nd, 2008, 07:24 AM
You know what, since it won't re-callibrate I'll just keep using the DS controls like a GameBoy.

Glitter Stain
December 22nd, 2008, 08:26 AM
You just do it the one time. It'll ask you to touch your stylus to certain points on the screen and it'll automatically be calibrated. It takes like 10 seconds tops. o_o
If only recalibration worked...

Sadly I think the touchscreen is damaged. Unless you want Nintendo to repair it there's not a whole lot you can do about it.

Haza
December 22nd, 2008, 08:40 AM
But some games require you to use it like Starfox and Metroid

Harry Blue5
December 22nd, 2008, 09:38 AM
To be honest I only use my DS to play Pokémon games...

Haza
December 22nd, 2008, 10:05 AM
Oh, then ur good then! lol. I think u should just get the baby replaced.