Kids, electronics and water are not friends.

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  1. MaHe
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    And I, althought knew it, had to learn this the hard way. I made a 'water-proof' DS case, but instead of testing it with a sponge or something first, I just used a DS. It worked OK for a while, then suddenly a hole appeared in my DIY case and the DS turned off. I left it to dry and now the L button doesn't work at all, sometimes there's minor noise on the speakers and sometimes the screens start blinking randomly.

    People, NEVER EVER be as stupid as I was. It's just another $150 down the drain, unless I can convince Nintendo (or for that matter my local store) it ceased working .. on it's own. But that'd be a fraud and I don't want that. [​IMG]
     


  2. kellyan95

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    "Let it dry"?

    Take it apart, and sit it out for 3 days=a good dry for electronics that got wet
     
  3. Linkiboy

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    Atleast you didn't take the battery out, attach it to electricity, and put it in a fish tank.
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    That sucks. You really should've checked it first.

    Don't feel bad about trying to return it. Go for it, if you think it's possible. Just make an innocent face. "Water? What water? I would never."
     
  5. MaHe
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    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Well, I wouldn't HAVE to make it a fraud. I'm lucky the manager of the store just doesn't care. I once bricked my DS Lite (while flashing it), the only explanation I gave was 'my DS doesn't work' and before I could start to explain further, I was holding a new one in my hands ...

    P.S.: I can't open it up, don't have a tri-wing screwdriver :'(
     
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Try and replace it first. If that fails, try fiddling with it. Take it apart and douse it in WD 40.



    WD 40 FTW.
     
  7. jaxxster

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    leave it in the airing cupboard for 3 days like some one said. I once left my psp in my bag and oasis spilt on to it so i just put in a sink full of warm soapy water, completly drowned it and then left it to dry...3 days later...it worked [​IMG]
     
  8. VVoltz

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    Thats not the hard way, believe me, if not, ask this guy. [​IMG]
     
  9. Veho

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    [​IMG]






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  10. Psyfira

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    Am I the only one even remotely curious about why it needed to be waterproof? [​IMG]
     
  11. Linkiboy

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    playing in the shower, duh
     
  12. Osaka

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    I put my DS in a zip lock bag to play it while taking a bath ^^; it worked fine btw
     
  13. Takeshi

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    Try to exchange it. As you said before, it's not a fraud if they don't ask. [​IMG]

    Seriously, if you're doing things like this your definitely too young for owning a 360!
     
  14. *Layzie*

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    wow lmao
     
  15. jimmy j

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    WTF? How old are you guys? You're supposed to be getting washed, not playing with your bath-toys [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MaHe
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    So am I. I don't even know why I did it! [​IMG]
     
  17. OSW

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    you amaze me. that is freaking risky.
     
  18. jimmy j

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    how did you use the touchscreen through a ziplock bag? [​IMG]
     
  19. .::5pYd3r::.

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    [​IMG] lol nice i once did that to my k-zone magazine(kids mag) so i could read it in the shower
     
  20. deathfisaro

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    I would assume it'd be really hard to flip through pages of ziplocked magazine;
    DS in zip lock is brilliant