Nintendo DSi: Touch Screen Not Working Properly

If your Nintend DSi touch screen is not responsive, it may need to be calibrated. What happens if you can’t get to the menu to recalibrate it though? You might have to start the DSi at the calibration screen by using these steps:

1. Press and hold the L Button, R Button and Start.

2. Continue to hold these buttons while pressing Power.

3. Keep holding the L, R and Start buttons until the calibration screen appears.

4. Follow the on screen directions to calibrate.


  1. Tom says

    Hey! Thanks for this very helpful instruction! This dad is not a gamer, but my 8 year old daughter was in a panic because her DSi was frozen in a frame on her Toy Story 3 game and I had NO clue how to fix it. A quick google search led me to your page here, and after finagling the instructions, I got it to shut down. Great work, folks! You made “Dad” the hero again!

  2. Derrick says

    I accidentaly placed the battery in the opposite direction in my nintendo dsi,and now its not working,who could know what the problem is,HELP!

  3. vale says

    i have a similar problem but not completely.You see… i draw alot in flipnote, and i just not that theres a tiny part in the right of the touch screen that isnt responding. i draw over it, and nothing happens. i have no screen protectors. can anyone help

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