Misaligned screen on (new)3DS consoles

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  1. Aurora Wright
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    Hello, today I received a blue New 3DS XL from an European shop which imports from Australia. I liked it a lot but then immediately noticed that the touch screen is (slightly, but noticeably) misaligned, the left part being closer to the top and viceversa. I have had two XLs and neither had this issue. But it happened on a DS Lite. Is this common on (new)3DSes? (I already asked for a replacement anyway, I'm just curious)
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    My EUR New 3DS ambassador edition too
     
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    It would be really embarrassing if the quality control on New 3DSes was lower.
     
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    Early adoption = fail
     
  5. Aurora Wright
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    In this case, as you might know early adoption is probably the only route for an hackable consoles for a long time.
     
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    Don't worry, Nintendo will reverse your misfortune with 10 free VC roms ! But to early adopters, that suuucks hope Nintendo fixes it, thanks for reporting
     
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    Any pictures of what this looks like on the N3DS?
     
  8. Aurora Wright
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    This is hard to show in pictures, that's why I made a quick drawing of it. But I managed to show it somehow, look at the bottom border (I used a DS mode program to paint the screen black) IMG_20150119_185205.jpg
     
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    I literally can't tell. There will always be some amount of misalignment, but it looks like it DEFINITELY fits within the margin of error to me.
     
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    wouldn't it be better to show it with a more brither color in DS paint? So wie can actually compare it to the black border? I can't see anything on that screen tbh.
     
  11. Aurora Wright
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    IMG_20150119_203339.jpg (better lightning)
    With brighter colors the camera tries to compensate for the increased brightness and you can't see anything.
     
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    sits higher in the top right corner compared to to left? that would piss me off too.
     
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    can't you put it to warranty? can you show us with a game on it? maybe it will notice it much more....
     
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    Yeah, I asked for a replacement because I'm kind of ocd about these things (same thing for dead pixels). I just can't ignore them. Anyway as I said with a colored screen photos come out worse because of the camera. Here it is with a blue screen.
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  15. Aurora Wright
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    Yep. Also I know that screens aren't "perfectly aligned", but on my DSis, and original XLs it's not like this.
     
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    yeah can notice it a bit :C is the top screen alright?
    yupyupyup sadly is right... probably they will get away from the quality checks with some vc games...
     
  17. thaikhoa

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    My n3ds is fine. Used to have bottom screen's ds lite was misaligned as the description :D
     
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