my DSL got cracked, plz help.

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Apr 22, 2007

my DSL got cracked, plz help. by test84 at 3:31 PM (2,512 Views / 0 Likes) 40 replies

  1. test84
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    Hi,
    my DS got cracked today, i cant return it to nintendo since i live far away from USA (where they bought it for me).
    what are the ways to prevent it from going furthure? if i glue this hinge crack, is it possible that it will crack on some othe place too?
    thnx.

    after 4months of unpatiently waiting for my ds, now this happens, i couldnt enjoy even for 2months. its less than 2months.
    thank you GOD, THANK YOU. T H A N K Y O U.

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    PLEASE help. i have no choice, i cant return it to Nintendo like rest of people.
     


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    Dude, are you trying to make me look like a sales rep? [​IMG] - GBAtemp Topic

    They look pretty neat and it's a definite solution to your problem, but I'm waiting for some feedback before I buy (I haven't seen one first hand and they look a bit awkward to install)

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  3. test84
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    hey, wrong topic!
    u drunk?!
     
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    Your DS Lite is cracked, meaning the case is cracked. Putting on a new case means no crack, yeah?

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=48464

    Hey and guess what happened after all that, the case actually broke around the hinge. The other half of the replacement case I have actually broke too. I just had to put my DS back together the way I bought it. And, as you can see in my picture, the build quality is not very good. Everytime I opened it up I noticed the rings around the speakers and there were little things like that apparent in the plastic.

    You know you can actually buy an official Nintendo DS case? That would probably be the best solution.
     
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    if i COULD buy another case, i would RETURN IT TO NINTENDO in the first place. the problem is I cant buy from internet.
    so would people PLEASE anwer the question depending on my current state/situation ? thnx.
     
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    An attempt to answer your question as soberly as possible. [​IMG]

    First of all the crack on your hinge isn't that big. My NDSLs have cracked worse. Having the hinge cracked there doesn't mean the top of the DS would eventually crack off. Putting glue there wouldn't help the aesthetics of the situation but would prevent further widening of the crack. Also, the glue doesn't guarantee the prevention of other cracks on the hinge.

    Besides these suggestions there is nothing more I can say except LIVE WITH IT. Sure a few blemishes here and there are annoying. Just treat is as standard wear and tear. Hinges are not exempt from that. As long as it doesn’t interfere with gaming it is bearable. *end rant*
     
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    your cracked piece is on the upper shell, inner half, correct?

    I just finished modding a system and replaced my inner pieces with a transparent shell to give it a "skeleton" look, so I could send you my inner halves. however, changing them out is not one of the easiest tasks out there and you'd need a tri-wing screwdriver and sharp blade or pin to remove the screw covers on the inside of the upper half.

    in fact, you have to disassemble your entire ds lite to change the inner top piece. if you'd like, I can do if for free, you'd just have to pay for shipping both ways.

    pm me for details.
     
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    i have some possibilities here:

    1- does the Glueing void the warranty? see, i can now post my DS to my brother who is in the US and then my brother has to send it to nintendo and the same track of getting back here (with all the postal wasting moneys). if i do the glue thing and it doesnt help, i'll lose it all. so are you sure the super glueing that hair crack will prevent it from getting worse? i'm planning to use a toothpick and put a small layer of glue on the crack. comment here if anything reaches your mind.

    2- or i can wait for 2+ months and my father will get back to US and will change the DS for me, if i do the glue thing, i'll lose again.

    3- i can forget the glueing and work with it as normal, see if it get worse or not. if it get worse i'll contact nintendo through those two ways mentioned above and if it doesnt get worse, i'll be good.

    since i cant live without my DS, and i'm scared of new DS's problmes such as dead pxels and even crack(, atleast mine doesnt have dead pixels)i'm trying to solve the problem with the crazy glue.
    so tell me which way is ur preference.

    thnx in advance.
     
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    the crack is cosmetic and nintendo charges $50 dollars for repair (to install and put in new one), if i were you i would just glue it, i mean you are just putting glue on it, you are not opening it up so you are not voiding your warrnaty i have seen entire hinges break off though nintendo says its a defect that effects 2% of all dsl's but since its cosmetic and does not interfere with functionality they will only take $25 dollars off service charge (usually fee is $75 to get your dsl fixed after waranty expires).
     
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    thnx man for ur answer, some on at Digg told me that this thing will void the warranty.
    so you would glue it, what about others?
     
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    i read that Testors styrene liquid cement softens plastic a bit then bonds it together. I think that would work better than super glue.
     
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    thnx for ur answer.
    1- the question is, are you suggesting the glue thing or not in the first place.

    2- if yes, i have some questions about glueing. i dont think that we have that kind of glue in my country/city, the best think i think i can find is this crazy glue thing.

    3-question about crazy glue a friend of mine told me that when i apply the crazy glue, it will try to bulk a little when it soldifies. I'm scared of that solidifiying of glue will make the problem woresn. is he right about this?

    4- how much time should i wait to check if the crack gets worse or not? i play about 2,3 or 4 hours aday.
     
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    u can do what i did..i replaced my case and got a shock case..

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    btw, sorry about the dust and particles...

    i personally like the feel of the shock cases more than the original glossy finish. to me, it doesnt absorb those fingerprints that easy.
     
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    see? i cant.
    and i'm still in waranty so my concern is to glue and void (if it does) the waranty or do something else.
     
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    Mine has been cracked since December. It doesn't get worse when it's fully cracked and it's just a cosmetic issue. It doesn't make the screen loose or anything so I won't go worrying about it.

    Your DS crack will get worse since it's just forming and glue won't help much cos it's a manufacturing defect and whatever is making the crack, will break through the glue too. So I guess you will have to accept it like the rest of us. It's really not a big deal.
     
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    Dude, that is the smallest crack ever stop complaining.
     
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    dude, have u heard "the longest of trips, starts with a single step" ? my concern is about future, when it'll get worse, not now.
     
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    someone please clear it up, is it cosmetic or it will lose the upper screen? some ppl say that its just cosemetic, but i saw screens of broken upper screen due to this defect.

    why glue doesnt help? whether its cosmetic or not, i believe the glue will help, my concern is about warranty.
    it seems that people here dont read my posts, since i'll have to say the same thing as my first post over and over again.
     
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    posting these Qs again for 2nd page.
     
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    I've gone through 3 white DS-Lites now and all have developed hinge cracks, including those repaired my Nintendo.

    If you're still under warranty, see if you can exchange it for a black or pink model. They seem to be less susceptible to the problem.

    Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Once you get over the "new toy" syndrome, the hinge crack doesn't weigh too much on your mind.

    Do NOT use glue, especially super glue or equivalent. It will make the plastic brittle and certainly void your warranty.
     

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