Is the "cracked hinge" problem fixed?

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  1. Melchizedek
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    My white DS Lite has a cracked hinge. I'll get it changed, but I was wondering if it would be better to pick one of the "new" DS Lites instead... Is the problem fixed?
     


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    I bet they at least try to get rid of problems with the latest Lite waves. I've got a black one and it doesn't look as "iPodish" as the white one. Neither it has the hinge problem but these Scandinavian models might be from a newer production line anyway so the problem was fixed already with tightening the screws too much.
     
  3. Deaddy

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    I'd be curious to know whether the US onyx ones have yellow touch screens.
     
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    Mine does [​IMG] The blacks seem to all carry that yellow screen. My case isnt cracking at all though.
     
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    That's bad news. Can anyone else confirm that all north american black ds lite have yellow touch screen?

    I plan on purchasing a black ds lite this weekend. But if this is true, I think I will go with navy blue then.
     
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    I deny it. I have checked two US blacks, they have the grid touch screen. Same with pink. on all 4 that i looked at (2 black, 1 pink, 1 white that was shipped shortly after the onyx/pink release) No yellow screens, but the white was neither yellow nor grid.

    PS, be diffeent and go with Ice Blue [​IMG]
     
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    What do you mean by 'grid' touch screen? Is it a bad thing?

    As for the Ice Blue color, I don't think it's available in Canada.
     
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    I just got my US Onyx DS Lite on the day it came out, and I have a grid touch screen, no yellow at all.
     
  9. Deaddy

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    I don't know what this is but it sounds bad to me.
     
  10. ridgecity

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    My DS lite jus cracked so I guess after I fix it, IT WILL BE FIXED.
     
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    I just got a black ds lite, traded in my white one with 3 games and I didn't hve to pay anything at EB. Anyways, the screens are not yellow at all on mine. Just wanted to report that.
     
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    No, grid touch screen is good. Basically grid is clearer and has a softer feel than grainy.
    Some people equate the grainy with a yellow tint, but that's not true.
     
  13. martin88

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    I heard that black ds lites attract more fingerprints, and that navy blue attracts least fingerprints. Is this true, is it a big issue?

    If not I will go ahead and purchase a ds lite black. Thanks.
     
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    They don't attract more, they are just more visible on a darker surface.
     
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    You leave fingerprints on whatever you touch. [​IMG]


    But, I recently got my White DS Lite replaced, (2 weeks ago), and to my dismay...it cracked.

    I'm was planning to send it in anyway, it had 2 dead pixels.

    EDIT: Oops, didn't see that the topic was about the new colours. But just reporting the white ones probably still can crack.
     
  16. Deaddy

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    Did you get it replaced by Nintendo the first time?
     
  17. NotAgOat

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    Its not that "white" ones crack, but a few defective ones did, it does not apply to all of them.

    I had to replace my white DS with a new one when they first came out because of a broken mic. One thing I noticed different is they added rubber stopper pads on the top screen so it close's quieter and probably softens the close when its snapped shut.
     
  18. mackster

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    well i got the AUS DS lite white and iv had it for around 2months well 1 month ish and im now starting to see the cracked hinges and a crack near the right back button WOOT !!!! go nintondo
     
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    I bought a new white DS Lite about two weaks ago, and the screens are very clear, no yellow tint or dead pixels.
     
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    sorry guys if this is off topic but as i just posted before i have a AUS DS lite and they cracks are starting to show ( cracked hinge and @ the back R button ) they are now still just little cracks but when they get bigger im going to try get a refund for a black one you think they would let me??