Gaming Steve Message Board

Games, Games, and More Games => Portable Games => Topic started by: Xeno264 on September 26, 2009, 02:57:02 am

Title: DS factory reset.
Post by: Xeno264 on September 26, 2009, 02:57:02 am
So, my DS Phat's touch screen has been out of whack for a while, and it makes it much harder to play games requiring the use of said feature. This has become especially annoying with Scribblenauts, and with Heart Gold and Soul Silver also requiring more touch screen usage, I'd like to fix this. Looking around the interwebs, it appears as though a good solution would be to remove the battery and reset it. What's your opinion on this, yea or nay?
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Didero on September 26, 2009, 03:57:33 am
In the options menu of my DS Lite is an option to recalibrate the touch screeen. I don't know if the Phat has one too, but you could try that.
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Celdur on September 26, 2009, 05:19:23 am
it does and it works like it should
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Xeno264 on September 26, 2009, 05:29:17 am
The calibration doesn't work; the screen doesn't register the taps properly to calibrate it.
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Kenobro on September 26, 2009, 09:05:35 am
I would just get a new DS altogether, if it really is that bad.
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Didero on September 26, 2009, 09:10:20 am
DS Lites should be reasonably cheap right now, since people will want to switch to the DSi.
Or if you want to switch too, now's your chance :P
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Tesla on September 26, 2009, 10:42:17 am
Sounds like a hardware problem.
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: PatMan33 on September 26, 2009, 11:11:48 am
I see no reason why you shouldn't try removing the battery. You're in luck too because the battery compartment does not use Nintendo's proprietary security bit, a Philip's head will work just fine. You'll have to reenter all of your data and some online games may need to be re-associated with your DS but aside from that it is definitely worth a shot.

Now, if that doesn't work you can always buy a new touch screen for your DS. It'll be much cheaper than buying a new DS and it isn't hard at all. I've done it myself on a few occasions. However, if you're not into that technical stuff this is a great excuse to get a DS Lite or a DSi. ;)
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Tesla on September 26, 2009, 03:19:05 pm
As was mentioned earlier, DS lites are pretty cheap off ebay. I'm waiting for a refurbished cobalt and blue one I got for 60.
Title: Re: DS factory reset.
Post by: Xeno264 on September 26, 2009, 06:10:23 pm
Hopefully it should work, it was caused by a botched calibration, so it's a software problem and not a hardware problem. The user data doesn't matter and I haven't used it online, so now all I have to do is find a screwdriver small enough for the stupid screw.