do only black ds lites have yellow touch screens?

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Have you ever seen a nintendo ds with a yellowish touchscreen?

  1. No, all the nintendo ds I tried were OK.

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  2. Yes. It was a white nintendo ds.

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  3. Yes. It was a black nintendo ds.

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  4. Yes. I've seen black and white nintendo ds with a yellow touch screen.

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Aug 19, 2006
  1. ipumuk
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    hi,
    finally i got a pristine white nintendo ds lite.

    - my first white one had stuck blue pixel.

    - the second replacement was a black one with a yellowish touch screen. (i told the guy in the store it had a stuck pixel again and he replaced it without even looking in the box)

    - the third one was also a black one with a yellowish touchscreen. (the salesperson opened a new black ndsl with me and we checked it together. he argued he couldnt see the yellow tint. i got loud so he finally gave me a fourth one)

    - they had no black ndsls left so he gave me white one and said he had no time to check whether the fourth new dsl satisfies my demands. i was lucky. it had no yellowish touch screen and no stuck or dead pixel.

    now i wonder whether only black nintendo ds lites have those yellowish touch screens? two of the black lites had one and none of the 2 whites i tested.

    does anyone of you have a white nintendo ds with a yellowish touch screen?

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  2. tker333

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    my black ds lite has the yellow touch screen as shown from the right....too bad the shop had no more black ds lites left so i had to live with the yellow touch screen T.T

    i emailed nintendo and they said the yellow touch screen is a protective layer for the touch screen thats why it has a yellow tint.....IMHO i think this is bs
     
  3. pte

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    Every touchscreen is a bit yellowish in some way. That is just mainly because the touchscreen technology at the moment requires that. It does not go under the warranty by Nintendo, not unless it is really yellow. Every touchscreen out there has a bit "yellow" pic. You only notice it by doing the comparison like in the pic, shouldn't be even noticable otherwise.
     
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    I have a white ds with a cracked hinge and yellow screen!
     
  5. zim_

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    defectson touch screen only

    my first ds lite white bad pixel
    2nd one yellow screen
    3rd one perfect for months no yellow at all
    it was really annoying in brain age, with the white backgrounds, it looked bad..
    its not easy to see at first

    they swapped them for me with no trouble at the nintendo world store
     
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    my first white ds lite had a yellow touch sreen, so i went back to the store. the guy at the store opened two other white ones which both had the same problem... as he didn't want to open another one i took my money back... [​IMG]
    i then ordered another white one via internet which had a yellow screen as well plus a really big dead pixel in the middle of the screen... so i sent it back... [​IMG]
    now i really don't know what to do, maybe try another one at the store... it's really annoying and a big shame for nintendo, if you ask me...
    and please don't tell me it's normal for touch sreens to be yellow, there are many ds out there who don't have this problem, so that's bullshit!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. gryto

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    I have a similar story to TheShaolinMonk, except with the original DS. I got a good DS though, after getting my money back at one place though...
    I got a good one from a very large retailer.
     
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    Even the lik-sang dudes white NDS has a yellowish touchscreen, look:

    http://www.lik-sang.com/news.php?artc=3872

    So my opinion is, that touchscreens just are a bit darker (yellowisher hehe)
    coz the light has to pass more "layers" (eg. the touch recognition layer)

    the videos show it better than the pics
     
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    If that where the case, all dslites would have the yellow tint but they dont, so your opinion is 100% wrong...
     
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    Can I say, I had 2 black DS Lites, one had a dead pixel and the other didn't. The one with the dead pixel didn't have a yellow hue and the other DS Lite did.
     
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    WOAH!!! WHAT A NIGHTMARE!! are you serious? DAMN!!

    what store was that?


    another thing is that liksing one might have the hori protector on it i am only saying that cuz it does make a simiar color for the entire screen

    when i had yellowing it was only on top, is yours full screen yellowing? [​IMG]
     
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    @zim: why DID you have yellowing? did you send it in for another one?
    I got my DS lite black today and I only have some minor yellowing on the top of both screens - not very disturbing in my opinion but when big N gives me a new one, I would think about returning it.
     
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    hmmm I only really notice it when I turn it on
     
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    me too
     
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    I was wondering, I got a red pixel, is it dead or stuck?
     
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    stuck, try turning on and off a few times.
    a dead pixel is dead black =)
     
  17. zim_

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    why did it have yellowing??? i dont know why it just came that way, if you read my post i already toldthey swapped them with no problem at the nintendo world storein NYC.

    i didnt have to send it anywhere, i just brought it to them and told them give me a new one. they did both times no problem. the store manager said he didnt see the yellowing but i guess he did eventually cuz i got another one. I think at that store they are most inclined to make you happy. so i reccomend that store.

    this happens to me all the time when i buy somenew electronics, its become normal for me now (which sucks). so check it with a white screen AND a black screen before you leave if you buy a ds lite
    l8r
     
  18. Jackbauerx

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    OK, now i have my 6th(!!!) ds lite, again with a yellow touchscreen... this time i went to another store (mediamarkt), cause the first store (saturn) didn't want to give me a new one (already tried 4). atm i'm thinking about giving up and accept the yellow screen... but actually i don't think i can accept it... I mean, there are perfect ds lites out there, so i want one too, dammit! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. tker333

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    just accept it dude, my shop let me check all the black ds lites and all of them had the yellow tint......
     
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    I guess I was lucky on the first hit [​IMG] I bought my black ds lite on the release and it has neither dead pixels or a yellow touchscreen [​IMG]
     

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