How much has your NDS suffered and still ticks?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Takrin, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    Was wondering what the worse shape a DS can be while being 100% playable. figured i'd post some pictures of mine to start with since it has a mischievous owner poking at it for fun.

    1. It has suffered a minor hinge crack 2 cracks comming from oposite side trying to meet
    2. Crack next to gba slot where the plastic gets slimmer on headset side
    3. Fuses blown (and shorted with a peice of wire)
    3. power slider broke off (jerry rigged)
    4. Firmware Corruption about 3-4 times.

    the cracks i have no idea where they came from, maybe from drops and hinge prob from normal wear

    the fuse was blown when i was experimenting with a nds charger trying to use CR123A 3v x2
    mainly because i wired the voltage regulator wrong

    power slider was quite funny actually, i dropped it then turned it on to see if it worked, then it worked fine so i tried to turn it off and found it wouldnt turn off, the slider broke off and now its a button.
    Pictures of button

    firmware corruption from first installing flashme then trying to remove with old noflashme, then trying out other firmware to see how it was, and another time i forgot to plug it into the wall, just plugged the ds side and like a idiot i tried to flash lol

    dont laugh at my antenne booster, even if it doesnt work least the thought of it working is worth it [​IMG]
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Impressive, I doubt I could beat that but:
    My DS (old style) was cracked along the hinges (and superglued back together).
    Bent a pin in the DS slot, later fatigued it trying to bend it back (I wanted to do it without disassembly) so I pulled some of the excess up, works fine to this day.
    Superglue (unrelated to above) covering the pins, solder heated that off and left myself with an righteous headache.
    No spring in the DS slot anymore courtesy of me being lazy with the repair.
    Dropped from fair height numerous occasions (and fallen upon when it has been in bags).
    I took a chunk off the PCB surface when attempting to open up the ds slot case (they must use some weird solder on those things as it took ages to heat).
    Screen survived my ghetto stylus consisting of electrical tape and a watchmakers screwdriver, also survived my tungsten rod that would have been my stylus before I put a plastic nib on (to be fair though I was not playing a stylus heavy game when I did that).
    Sat right next to a stupidly powerful neodymium magnet (I could mess badly with CRT monitor/TV from about 40 cm away using it) for about 10 hours before I realised, lesser magnets have also been around for extended periods.
    Survived my experiments in creating a self contained passme1 although some of the ill effects already listed "may" have been caused by it.
    Never had any firmware issues but I am fairly careful with my homebrew (not checking it just from where I get it).
    Survived me using a screwdriver to wedge out the lite sized EZ4 until I used tape and later remade the case.
    Survived all the little kids and their astonishment of my game collection consisting of a fair few games.

    That is all minor stuff though compared to my friends old brick GB: he ran on 12V for about a year and a half (in full pokemon addiction mode) before the screen died, even then the GB would still boot.
  3. Lacrimosa

    Lacrimosa GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 25, 2006

    Damn, I could never imagine that ds can handle THAT much. [​IMG]

    I have mine for about nine months and it's like new. No falls, no liquids...nothing.

    Now I'm sure that if it falls off someday, nothing serious can happen (at least I have many chances to believe that it will not break apart). [​IMG]
  4. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    i dropped mine on the floor a few times but lucky no noticable damage,
  5. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    my phat ds is perfect nothing has ever happend to it and im sure i will have it even in 5 years [​IMG]
  6. capt.fruitcake

    capt.fruitcake Advanced Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    my phat ds is losing paint mainly [​IMG]
  7. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    My DS Phat is losing paint manly.

    I've noticed that strong magnets actually turn my DS off. After a few tries to determine if it really was the magnets and not some random powerdown fluke, I stored them several rooms away from my DS and I'm not interested in further experimenting, because this freaked me out.
  8. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States
    i saw a NDS lite fall out of a guys pocket hit the concreat sidewalk bounce hit the sidewalk again and it STILL WORKED FINE !

    all scracthed up and a white piec of the case missing BUT still worked lol
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    @veho it should not power it down but activate sleep mode instead: when you shut the lid the magnet in the speaker trips a switch (on the old style DS on the right in normal holding position) sending it into sleep mode.
  10. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
    Well, my sweet, black DS Lite is nearly perfect. It has just some micro-scratches on the outside. Fortunately they can only be seen when holding it in a good angle to a light spot [​IMG]
  11. Verocity

    Verocity Ö!

    Nov 26, 2006
    United States
    Never dropped mine ever, and hope to never, I have no scratches anywhere or hinge cracks no dead pixels, and its about a year old and I use it every day.
  12. yatzr

    yatzr GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 19, 2003
    United States
    US - GMT -06:00 Central
    i dropped my phat on to a ceramic floor from about 2.5ft and it still works fine. that's the worst thing that has happened to mine.
  13. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    Wow, i just thought i got lucky with my ds not breaking completely guess it was made that way. i heard some ds's screen goes dead once dropped, does this occur often?