Took it out of the nerf armor for only like a week, keeping it in perfect shape, and one of the hinges cracked badly :/ It kinda sucks I have to shell out $130 after having this since launch. If I buy a new DS Lite, will it have any kind of piracy block? I have an R4...and hope it still works if I buy a new DS...I also have an ez flash 1 in 3 or whatever :/ Thanks.... P.S. Does anyone know if there are any sales for the DS in store [target walmart etc.]?