Something strange

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Apr 12, 2010

Something strange by Crystal the Glaceon at 6:38 PM (1,170 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Crystal the Glaceon
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    I need some help identifying this problem. Here's the problem, my friend's touchscreen doesn't work well playing games. Like when you turn it on it works with the menu and works in picto chat. Then trying out my flashcards on it, it works with those and even running some homebrews it works just fine, but if I try to run a DS game or a rom on it, it locks up and will not work.
    The next strange thing, if you go to recalibrate the screen the DS freezes. Does anyone know what's wrong with it?
     
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    if its locking up on the nintnedo cal screen, your DS might be broken. a likely cause could be that the actualy touch pad is broken, and its causing the DS to flip out, but its hard to say with out testing it in person with other hardware
     
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    Anyway, yea, it's broken.
    No other explenation(spelling?) possible. And, I don't think it's fixable by some amateurs, so if I were your friend, I would send it to nintendo.
     
  4. Crystal the Glaceon
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    Fixed your spelling
    I have replaced several screens before, so that's nothing I am new to. Just this one freezes when I try to calibrate, which is something I have never really seen happen before.
    But you think replacing it should fix the problem?
     
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    The calibration problem may be caused from a damaged cable? Like the DS may be trying to get information from the touch screen so it can start the calibration process, but something causes it to lock up/freeze.
     
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    If it has a screen protector on it, try removing that first. See if it fixes the issue. Sometimes a screen protector can cause strange issues with the touchscreen.

    But if it's locking up the DS, that's not good......probably is replace-the-touchscreen time.
     
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    Trade it into Gamestop before it gets to bad. :3
     
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    I will take a look at the ribbon later, right now I need to find a new screw driver to take that thing apart, my old one broke recently.
     
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    People like you really piss me off. I'm sick of buying second hand stuff to find some noob knew it was fucked and sold it to make a quick buck.
     
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    My last DS was like that, I was like [​IMG] [​IMG] (I didn't really throw it though)
     

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