bad pixels on Nintendo DS

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    azotyp GBAtemp Maniac

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    I have a question, im planning to buy a nintendo ds lite, but dont know how is now bad pixels situation on world DS market.
    Is nintendo still releasing a consoles with bad pixels, or they started to do some quality controles and aren't releasing bad pixeled Nintendo DS Lite's ?
     
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    well, i think newer ds lites being manufactured have worse screens, so that might contribute to dead pixels, but mine personally doesnt have them
     
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    Every electronic with a liquid crystal display screen will have a chance of coming with bad pixels. Thats just the nature of LCD screens.
     
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    Yeah i know, but since nintendo are replacing/repairing bad pixeled consoles, they could like make quality controles for lcd's.

    Anyway im planning buy ds in normal shop wit guarranty, hope they will replace bad pixeled ds if my new bought ds will have some.
     
  5. 4saken

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    I'm kind of tight about the pixels, so I've gone through many DSLs finding a good one. From my sales, the chance of finding a unit with no stuck/dead pixels is somewhere around 20%.
     
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    So maybe good choice would be to buy ds from second hand like on auction, from person that wrights that in his console there are no bad pixels.
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    Nintendo's goal is to spend as little as they can making the DS, and if something is wrong, they're hoping the consumer wont care.
     
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    Never had ANY problems with DS units myself (but I'm an early adopter). Can't really imagine units coming with dead pixels being normal (considering the size of the screen cutting around bad pixels shouldn't be to hard and shouldn't leave much waste). Doesn't your store give you a return policy?
     
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    I dont know now, cose i didnt checked it out yet, but i will shure check thing like that before buying anything.
     
  10. Switchy

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    I'm so surprised to keep reading these stories about problems when buying a DS and having to exchange it time after time.

    I bought my first DS (Phat) the day it was released and it was perfectly fine.
    There was a speck of dirt between the screen and the case but I didn't feel like opening up my DS and it didn't bother me at all either.
    Then a month ago or so I bought myself a Lite and there weren't any problems either!

    Was I lucky or ... ? [​IMG]