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Post by Thornwillow » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:07 am

I have a DS, and at the bottom right top corner of the screen there is a broken pixel or however you want to call it. Its a small white dot on the bottom screen. Im lucky most of the DS games use the top screen, but while i play bottom screen games it bugs me to death! Does anyone have any suggestions to help me so i can ignore this little white dot? IT DRIVES ME INSANE!!!

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:12 am

Take a black Sharpie and color over it.

Actually, if it annoys you really bad, you could get one of those really fine tipped Sharpies and color over it. I don't think it would really affect the system that much. But then it would look weird for light games.

I don't know how to fix dead pixels.
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Post by slimjimmy » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:17 am

Some people find that just pushing against the pixel fixes the problem at times.
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:20 am

did you import it? cause if you didnt you can just call nintendo, tell them about it and they will send you a new DS and a prepaid UPS sticker and once you get it all you have to do is ship your DS back to them
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Post by Thornwillow » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:21 am

[quote="slimjimmy"]Some people find that just pushing against the pixel fixes the problem at times.[/quote]

So i just push the screen and it may fix it? Well, i can try it, but it wont interfear with the touch screen will it? Becuase i heard the touch screen is sensitive

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:26 am

Yes, it is sensitive. You're not even supposed to touch it with your fingers. If you do that, just be careful.
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Post by Thornwillow » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:30 am

[quote="Turbo Tax 1.0"]did you import it? cause if you didnt you can just call nintendo, tell them about it and they will send you a new DS and a prepaid UPS sticker and once you get it all you have to do is ship your DS back to them[/quote]

It is a used DS, i dont really own any topscreen games, i mainly want to know if it would still bug me with a topscreen game like Need for Speed or Super Mario 64 DS. It is so hard playing Animal Crossing tho for the pixel!

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Post by vb_master » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:02 am

Is it still under warrenty, you can send it in for a free replacement.

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Post by slimjimmy » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:08 am

Thornwillow wrote:
slimjimmy wrote:Some people find that just pushing against the pixel fixes the problem at times.
So i just push the screen and it may fix it? Well, i can try it, but it wont interfear with the touch screen will it? Becuase i heard the touch screen is sensitive
I remember from another thread about the DS's dead pixels that some people pushed against the problematic pixel and it would work, just don't push too hard.

Or do what vb_master said, if it's still under warranty, just send in for a replacement.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:56 am

I hear Nintendo is generally pretty good about replacing things that are out of warranty, even... then again, if it was used, you probably don't have a receipt. In this case, good luck with that.

If you are going to try to rub the lcd, just give it a gentle "massage".. maybe even use the pen to do it :)
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Post by Sword_Gun » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:04 am

Oh and when your massaging, make sure to use some of that hot wax massageing oil. Gotta give that DS some lovin'!
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:25 am

Um, yeah... in this case, it probably couldn't hurt to point out that he is kidding, just in case you were thinking he was serious for some reason :P
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Post by Sword_Gun » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:32 am

I was kidding? huh what?! Kidding :p
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Post by atari2600a » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:37 am

I've found that rubbing does help in some cases! (It worked on this laptop I'm using :P)

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Post by NES_fanatic » Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:14 pm

Do NOT push on a touch screen pixel!!!!!!!!

The touch membrane thing is over the actual screen, so you'd wreck your touch screen if you did that.

For that reason, pushing only worls for the top screen.
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