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Topic: DSi XL with Blank bottom screen

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ReverendMayhem

Hi all, Im brand new to this forum as never had a DS before and I bought a DSi XL untested last week. It turns on and the the top screen comes on and works fine, but the bottom screen is completely blank. I can hear clicking noises when i touch it and it does select different menu options etc but I obvs can see what im doing because its blank. I have looked this up and the exact symptoms of my DS i cannot find online. Anyone able to give me any advice on if I need a new screen or could it be a loose connection etc. I am happy to have a go at fixing it myself but i would like some advise before I go steaming in.

Thanks for any help in advance

Dan

ReverendMayhem

Yosheel

It might be broken, try taking it to a place that fixes DSs.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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ThanosReXXX

@ReverendMayhem You can try this:
https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a...

You can also try switching it off, then holding L, R and start while switching it on, to (hopefully) get into touch screen calibration mode, and then see where it goes from there.

But if none of that works, then it's more than likely off to the repair shop...

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ReverendMayhem

Thanks both, and Thanks for the link ThanosReXXX. I will try this when I get home and fingers crossed I can get it working again If not then perhaps I will have to try swapping the screen out

ReverendMayhem

Yosheel

If the screen itself doesn't look physically broken, and you have some experience with opening and checking electronics, you could also try opening it up to see if all the ribbon cables are conected properly.

Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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ThanosReXXX

@ReverendMayhem You're welcome. Be sure to let us know if you got it to work again.

P.S.

But use the reply button next to a persons username (or add the @ sign before a username), otherwise we won't get notified...

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ReverendMayhem

@ThanosReXXX Thank you. I use slack all day everyday so I should know how to @ someone but I clearly failed like the forum noob i am

ReverendMayhem

ThanosReXXX

@ReverendMayhem No worries. Happens to the best of us...

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ReverendMayhem

@ThanosReXXX so I tried the the button combo and it went into calibration mode but the touch screen was still blank. The backlight for the screen does come on though. I suppose the next step is taking it apart and checking for loose connections?

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ReaderRagfish

I had this exact same problem with my original DS after I opened it up to clean the buttons. The issue was that I didn't clamp down the screen's ribbon cable connector far enough. It was a pretty simple fix.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

ThanosReXXX

@ReverendMayhem If you feel confident enough to open it up and check to see if you can find something possibly being amiss, then you could always try. Perhaps its just a loose connector or dirt, causing disturbance in the connection.

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ReverendMayhem

Sadly I have taken it apart and all seems to be ok. I honestly thought I would find a lose connection or something but all looks fine. The lower LCD also looks ok to me. I dont really want to replace the lower screen just to find that its something else thats wrong but I guess thats my only option

ReverendMayhem

Yosheel

Good luck, I hope replacing the screen does the trick.

Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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