DS screen won't calibrate

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Uchiha Obito, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Uchiha Obito
    OP

    Uchiha Obito GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    408
    1
    Oct 5, 2007
    Portugal
    So my DS is getting a little decalibrated... So I went to the menu to calibrate the touch screen.

    Problem is that even with the finest piece of crap (toothpick, etc.) I can't calibrate my Touch Screen... The thing goes on and on and on and on and on until get's past 5min or so and I get bored and go out... I think my DS is just doing that to pick on my nerves...

    Anyway, yes I have a screen protector, but to do it I always remove it... Still can I do something with it??? I really want to calibrate this thing since it's all screw up!
     
  2. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Member
    5,681
    379
    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    I had this problem with my DS Phat... Not sure what caused it or how to make it stop.
     
  3. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,853
    150
    Jun 3, 2009
    United States
    earth
    Buy a new 3rd party touch screen from flebay. Not too hard to replace just be very carefull with the ribbon cable connector.
     
  4. Uchiha Obito
    OP

    Uchiha Obito GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    408
    1
    Oct 5, 2007
    Portugal
    Does DX has it too?
     
  5. thieves like us

    thieves like us chaos personified

    Member
    1,057
    16
    Jul 17, 2003
    United States
    left of the pond
    before attempting to replace the touch screen. take a clean soft toothbrush (one that you're not going to use again for brushing your teeth! [​IMG] ) and gently brush at the edges of the touch screen where touch screen meets both the plastic frame as well as the bottom half of the DS lite's shell.

    getting anything stuck in between the edge can cause issues with detecting the stylus' position as well as being able to properly calibrate it.

    if you do need to replace it, I would recommend going with this one from DX:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14288

    it is made of plastic like the original, and packaged nicer with protective film on both sides (at least the last ones that I ordered were)
     
  6. DarkMario616

    DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    547
    16
    Mar 19, 2008
    United States
    New York
    That link leads to a housing >_>

    But that toothbrush thing...does that truly work? I need to try it on my sisters sometime.
     
  7. Uchiha Obito
    OP

    Uchiha Obito GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    408
    1
    Oct 5, 2007
    Portugal
    Well I'll go and try that... If it does I'll let you know [​IMG]
     
  8. Uchiha Obito
    OP

    Uchiha Obito GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    408
    1
    Oct 5, 2007
    Portugal
    Ok it didn't work with me --'
     
  9. Nick™

    Nick™ Member

    Newcomer
    43
    0
    Oct 29, 2008
    Brazil
    I've got the same problem with my DS Lite. i tryied almost everything, i spent like 20 minutes trying to calibrate the touch screen. The only thing that worked a bit was when i touched it REALLY fast, but it isn't 100% still.
    @off topic
    I see you're from portugal xD
    if you're having big problems, you need to buy a new touch screen. i really don't care so much about my touch screen cuz it's not so much decalibrated
     
  10. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Member
    913
    5
    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    That's a contradiction. OBJECTION!!!!!!

    er....

    Yeah on dealextreme touch screen digitizers are like $3 and it's easy to replace