My launch Lite has had this type of hairline crack (not my photo) on the back of the hinge for as long as I can remember, it was common with early Lites back in the day and has never caused me a functional problem or gotten worse. I'm planning to replace my white shell with a third party replacement off eBay just for a new look, and was wondering if anyone knows what causes this crack. Was it a flaw in the white shell, or will the internal parts of my DS cause the new shell to crack? I thought I had read years ago that there was some kind of ring in there that was coiled too tight and was causing that crack but I can't find anything about that via google now. Any advice? Thanks!