Dealing with water damage

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by notnarb, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. notnarb
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    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    Short story even shorter - don't trust motel 6 ice buckets (or anyone/thing else that is super condescending for that matter [​IMG] ). My DS lite appears to be badly damaged, the power switch doesn't evoke any response from my DS with the battery in or while plugged into the AC adapter. The only thing that it'll do is show the charging light briefly when I plug in the AC adapter (again, regardless of whether the battery is in or not). The DS is still under warranty, but when I called a Nintendo rep they said that it'd be 50 dollars [​IMG] . So here are my questions

    1. If I don't leave a battery in the DS when I send it in, will they give me a new one?

    2. What are the odds that my battery is damaged? I have an old skool battery tester which pins the needle on 3V and is at the line between charged and needs charging for 6V. I know my dad had more advanced battery testers at his house if there is some other thing I would need to test to see if it's still good

    3. Are hori screen protectors re-applicable? I've had them on for probably about a year
     
  2. Lazycus

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    Hmmm, I think I can be much more condescending than an ice bucket. See, I just did it. I think the word you were looking for was condensing.

    Anyway, if your DS is still under warranty just send it in and say it doesn't work. Don't tell them about it sitting in a puddle of water.

    If you don't want to go that route then take it apart and dry off everything. Then let it sit and air dry for a day or two. Check for any visible damage (blackened parts of the PCBs or wires). Reassemble and try again.
     
  3. thejellydude

    thejellydude GBAtemp Regular

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    Just take Lazycus's advice, and call Nintendo and order a repair. Don't mention the water damage. Either one of two things will happen.
    1) You'll get a nice guy who lets you off the hook, and repairs it for free.
    2) You get a standard employee who will charge you $50.
    Knowing Nintendo though, you'll probably get the first of the two possibilities.
     
  4. notnarb
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    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    I already have a repair set up with the fed ex label already sent to my email :\ a little late for that (besides, the water indicator thingy is trashed).
    I would love to try to fix it myself, but two weeks waiting for a trywing screwdriver on a device I know sat it unfiltered southern california tapwater for 12+ hours (20 until I could get a screwdriver to remove the battery) just doesn't seem worth it, especially since it is less than a 1 day round trip from here to the nearest nintendo repair plant