How much has yours withstood?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Weaselpipe, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Weaselpipe

    Weaselpipe Erratic Temp user

    Nov 18, 2010
    Somewhere Else
    There have been a lot of threads about the top/bottom screen scratch issue, the hinge issue, and various other squeaks and problems.
    I thought I'd start a thread of 3DS success stories.

    First off, I dropped mine corner first onto concrete (due to running home in the rain and having it in my pocket) and all it left was a tiny scratch- in fact when I showed my girlfriend she couldn't even see it. When I dropped my DSphat onto some laminate floor once it left a big white mark where the plastic had weakened.

    Most impressively is that I went to see Weezer the other day (judge if you want to...) and only when I was inside the venue did I realise I was still carrying my 3DS in my pocket. I worried for a bit, and tried to protect it but after a few beers I was right down the front, leaping about and getting bashed into by all sorts of sweaty people for 100 minutes -getting overheated by the body heat of a few hundred excitable human beings. Not only did the 3DS suffer no ill effects at all, it also picked up 5 streetpasses.

    So what has yours survived?

    inb4 'cool story bro'
  2. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    My first 3DS had 8 dead pixels and was replace. My second 3DS couldn't update to 2.0.0 and was replace.

    DSPhat : replaced 2 times (dead pixel both).
    DSLite : replaced 2 times (dead pixel and broken hinge)
    3DS : replace 2 times (read up)

    So I feel you are very lucky this time.

  3. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 26, 2007
    United States
    New Jersey
    No damage at all... I take care of my stuff.
  4. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    i treat mine like a baby.. i only dropped it once about 3 inch from ground and i stopped the fall with my foot like a it was in a aluminum case inside of a pouch.. im calling nintendo on your 3ds abuse and having it removed from your care
  5. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 12, 2009
    this is for success stories not for fail stories there are plenty of those around already.
    and you do seem to have been lucky xD as for my 3ds it hasnt a scratch on it since i treat it like a baby to ;D
  6. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    Not a single scratch on the screens. I have screen protectors, so that fixes that problem. [​IMG]

    However, I have some REALLY light scratches on the back as I carry my 3DS around a lot more than my regular DS (with StreetPass and Play Coins being the incentive). You have to hold it under a light to see the scratches anyways.
  7. Hydreigon

    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

    Mar 7, 2011
    My 3DS is always kept in a case, which is then placed in a pouch, then placed in my backpack. I take extreme care of my stuff. In fact, the worst thing that happened to my 3DS was a whole lot of smudges all over the system.
  8. jamesaa

    jamesaa The Prince of Insufficient Light

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    I once let the 3DS drop about 1mm when placing it on the dock!!!!

    Yeah... that's about the worse mine has had so far... i treat my 3DS better than i treat myself [​IMG]
  9. Black ace

    Black ace GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2010
    Mine suffered 2 scratches on the back,I had an immediate panic attack when I found out. Never letting anyone else use it again.
  10. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

    Jun 21, 2011
    never dropped it
  11. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No damage at all. I take care of my stuff in general, but I keep my 3DS in a case when I'm not playing it.
  12. Weaselpipe

    Weaselpipe Erratic Temp user

    Nov 18, 2010
    Somewhere Else
    I treat it like a precious object, but if I am carrying something with me all the time (I need to, streetpass hits are few and far between- if I ever go somewhere without it I feel I'm missing out) accidents are bound to happen.

    I have a carry case, but it makes the whole thing too unnecessarily big and thusfore impractical to have in a pocket all day- I reasoned that it is a PORTABLE games system and can probably handle the odd knock. If it were so flimsy that it needs to be wrapped in bubblewrap and hidden from view in a rucksack, I would have serious concerns for a company marketing that as portable.

    I never, NEVER let anyone else touch it. My GF can, as she lives with me, but I won't show it off in the street and I tuck it away whenever mates come round. If it ever gets damaged I want to have done it myself

    Most posts here have reacted as though I had posted "I dangle children from balconies" on Mumsnet
  13. Aether

    Aether Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Same for me [​IMG] I always store it in a carry pouch and won't take it out in public.
    GF can use the 3DS if she wants to but she knows i'm extremely nitpicking over scratches. [​IMG]
  14. ninditsu

    ninditsu GBAtemp Regular

    May 17, 2009
    United States
    mine is apparently still 100% no scratches, dents, or scuffs after even dropping it on marble tiles from about 3-4 ft above.

    I now carry it with a case and has screen protectors on top and bottom screens
  15. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Jan 26, 2009
    i still don't have screen protectors, but i managed to snag an aluminum case. too bad it won't fit on the docking bay, but hey, at least i won't have to worry about scratches anymore. and the felt lining of the aluminum case was pure genius. i just hope it's not a lint magnet.
  16. Zerousen

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    Not really my 3DS, as I was buying it for a friend who gave me some money to buy it for him+accessories.

    It's covered with perfectly applied screen protectors (top and bottom), a Nice vinyl skin (both inside and out), and a clear case, I even found him a nice little case I had used for my PSP once, and it fit in the perfectly.

    I gave it to him about a week ago, he came over today, and I had not seen a single thing wrong with the device at all, buttons were fine, screen looked great, no issues what-so-ever.
  17. nikkuchan

    nikkuchan GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    Well, I usually keep my 3DS between my buttcheeks when I travel to keep it from getting stolen. The down side that I'm usually sitting on it, and it also gets quite hot. The outer shell is pretty resistant to weight, plus the added cushion from my behind does help keep it safe. It also seems pretty resistant to smell, because there's no offensive odor while playing. The screens are fine, except that under the weight of my butt, the top screen is often touching the borders of the bottom screen, so when I open it up I get 2 long smudge lines on either side of my top screen.