NDS screen problems

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by hungova, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. hungova

    hungova Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    My mum's original NDS has developed a problem with the touchscreen, a large patch in the middle does not respond to touch any more.i have tried recalibrating it to no avail as well as cleaning it etc.i heard a rumour that there may be a software glitch that causes this but cannot find any info on google (google is still my friend). i appreciate that its a matter of
  2. Devilkid32177

    Devilkid32177 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 23, 2010
    United States
    hiding in my mind, im lost
    umm... havent heard of any software glitches my friend but i would have a educated guess that the screen is going out [​IMG]
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Jan 14, 2007
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    If there is a screen protector on it, try removing/replacing that. Screen protectors can mess up calibration if they are installed incorrectly or have since shifted on the screen.

    Check the edges of the touchscreen where it meets the casing. Make sure there is no debris or pinches pressing on the touchscreen. You can use a toothbrush to clean the edges.

    I have never heard of any software glitch causing touchscreen issues, but pulling the battery for a couple minutes would clear it and reset the entire DS. Keep in mind that any online data would be lost if you pull the battery.

    If none of that works, the membrane for the touchscreen element has likely failed somehow and needs to be replaced.
  4. hungova

    hungova Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    nice one,thanks guys.new i could rely on gba as always.will give those a go and if not then il replace the screen.thanks again
  5. Fireballo

    Fireballo Banned

    Dec 28, 2010
    United States
    Screens cheap just get one on DX
  6. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    yeah man im guessing its a dead screen. How old is it?