NDSL return woes.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by archagon, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. archagon

    archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 17, 2003
    United States
    Circuit City's 30-day no-questions-asked return policy has spoiled me.

    Partly due to the fact that I foolishly spent ~$200 on my NDSL (bought used white, decided I wanted new black, sold for a loss on CL), I'm consumed by the desire to find the perfect NDSL. I've already returned my unit no less than 7 times for relatively insignificant reasons (shoulder buttons creak/don't click evenly, screen doesn't snap into place, slightly stuck volume knob, etc.), and now - even though I told myself over and over again that I would keep it - I'm considering returning my current unit as well due to the fact that the bottom screen has a slight yellow tinge. (common problem)

    Should I do it? Is it likely that I'll eventually find a flawless NDSL?
    I'm dying to finally settle down and apply my screen protectors, but it's impossible for me to achieve any kind of closure!
  2. crescentsaber

    crescentsaber Advanced Member

    Jul 19, 2005
    dude, nothing in the world is perfect. you can return it 20+ times and still be dissatisfied with what you have, or you can save your time and settle with what you have now. As long as it works ( it is, right ? unless its got a defect that keeps you from playing games normally ) just stick with it. thats my 2 cents though.
  3. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    You are just like me.

    1st DS: Green stuck pixel. Sold on eBay
    2nd DS: Perfect! Sold on eBay for...
    1st DS Lite: White. Got stained by a friend and his fucking cheese balls. Sold it on eBay.
    2nd DS Lite: Black. Single red stuck pixel. Returned to Nintendo to try fix it. They didn't - but charged me anyway for the fun of it. Tried to open the DS myself to try massage the pixel. Broke that DS. Sold it as broken on eBay.
    3rd DS Lite: Black. About 5 stuck pixels (seriously). Store wouldn't give me a refund so I sold it on eBay as brand new.
    4th DS Lite: Black. Finally a perfect unit
  4. 111111111

    111111111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2007
    I wouldn't keep a yellow screen one, but creaky buttons? lol like I care if they creak.
  5. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    the bottom of my phat turned yellow out of the blue. anybody got an idea why [​IMG]
  6. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    iv had my phat since the release in the UK and i havent had a single problem no stuck pixles or anything DS phat ftw!
  7. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

    Jan 3, 2007
    United States
    Yeah, you need to grow up and just deal. Although here's a story for the kids:

    First DS - DSPhat+MarioKart bundle - Two stuck pixels - Returned the same day
    Second DS - DSPhat + MarioKart bundle - fine... sold to a friend to buy...
    Third DS - Black DSLite. Gamestop tool told me that I pre-ordered a pink one... it escaled to talking to the manager, the employee had to give me the last remaining black (which he was planning on buying) to this day he uses the pink DSL.

    My current black DSLite is pretty good, especially after I got the expandable case, now long playtimes don't hurt my hands. I noticed the lower screen creaks a bit if I push it down (?) but it only does that when I push down with a decent amount of pressure, so that's an easy thing to avoid. No cracks or stuck/dead pixels and I have used it nearly every day since launch. Good things.
  8. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 20, 2006
    My right shoulder button creaks a little bit, but that doesn't annoy me much as a bright stuck pixel
  9. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

    Feb 21, 2004
    If I see a dead pixel. It goes back, no matter what shit I have to put up at the store. People claim "Oh it's a little issue and you're just being picky.". No, I'm not. If you bought a receiver and let's say that it caused some clicking in the sound every couple seconds, you'd return it.

    Now outside of stuck pixels, I am willing to let some things slide. My DS Lite has the hinge crack. No bigge, it hasn't gotten worse at all and I can play it just fine. The touch screen can be pressed in on the lower right corner, again no biggie. You shouldn't be pressing a screen that hard anyways.

    Point is, if it has a defect that is apparent during standard and proper use, you return it. If it's just a small aesthetic blemish or a rare quirk, don't be picky. Because if you return it, you could get a unit far worse.
  10. Issac

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    Apr 10, 2004
    I use my fat ds all the time, (bought on release in europe)..
    no problems at all
    not even a scratch on the touch screen (No screen protectors)...

    one thing tho, the plastic tape thing on the backside (protecting the console ID etc.) fell off, and now I dont have a number there (or wait, maybe it's called serial number?) anyway...

    I treat it badly though, so the outside is.... lacking some silver paint [​IMG]
    (looks like it's rubbed with sand paper)...

    fat ds = the king....
  11. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Dec 18, 2004
    Guantanamo bay
    I returned the first DS lite because it had one stuck pixel. Switched it with another one, since then no problems, a perfect DS. I bought my from Bestbuy, in case you're wondering.
  12. teh_raf3

    teh_raf3 Whatever suits you

    Oct 5, 2004
    Belgium, Bruges
    I bought a regular DS at launch, it had a stuck pixel. I traded it in, got one with a broken touchscreen, traded it in again and got a good one. I then sold that one and bought a DSlite Black, which works perfect.
  13. aquariumboy

    aquariumboy Advanced Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    United States
    chattanooga TN
  14. Louse76

    Louse76 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 7, 2007
    United States
    Deltona, FL USA
    I think you're imagining many of those problems, geez.

    Anyhow, I had one Black, dropped it myself and one shoulder button wouldn't click like it should - returned it.

    Bought a second one and its perfect. Like mint. I keep it in a sunglass case that is made for cleaning glasses, so when I get fingerprints, I put it in there and rub between my hands, and its like new.

    On the other hand, I saw some idiot trying to return a DS that was literally ripped in half and missing a piece of the latch, plus it was white, so it looked like it was played with in the mud. His damn kid needs to be slapped. Then he needs to be slapped. Then he should slap himself.
  15. archagon

    archagon GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 17, 2003
    United States
    JUST as I decided to settle down with my new NDSL, I discovered three specks of dust behind the top screen that look like dead pixels!
  16. PhoenyX101

    PhoenyX101 Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Exact same thing happened to me! Just got my Onyx DS Lite yesterday and immediately noticed 3 specs of dust under the screen (one might be a dead pixel but I can't tell as I am no expert). The casher at EB Games said I have a 14 day warranty so I am going to return it today. I hope they don't turn me down because it is only a minor issue in their opinion.