Refurbished DS Lite from Hong Kong/China...

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Jul 20, 2010
  1. Schizoanalysis
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    Ohhhhh... I'm itching to buy this refurbished DSL:

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    http://priceangels.com/Nintendo_DS_Lite_Po...ario_p3921.html



    But I have heard not so good things about refurbished DS Lites...

    eg... microphone does not work, screen has dead pixels... etc


    Does anyone have any good experiences with them?

    I want this case!


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    I don't think it will look as clear as your image.
     
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    No, that's cool...


    It won't look exactly like the original, but I like the design...I am cool with yellow printed on black.

    I just want it to function 100% (or at least 90%) like an orig. DSL.



    The one in your image is laser engraved.... the case from Price angels, I am sure, is printed like this.... it will look different, but i am not so concerned with this....

    just the functionality
     
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    I'm really against buying major purchases from china unless you have a reliable way of contacting the people behind the product and can get a return/dispute taken care of within a reasonable amount of time.
     
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    Yeah, I saw a new lime green DSL at EB for $190 or so.
    I was thinking about getting it....


    But I like the "Nintendo World" mushroom case....
     
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    Its design of case VS 100% functionality.
    You have to pick.

    Btw, you'll be looking at the screens more than the case. I'm sure a dead pixel will be far more annoying than a common case.
     
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    im SURE you can find that case somewhere, of course it wont be official but there should be a copy of it somewhere .. also not to mention a case swap/mod isn't that hard to pull of either
     
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    Did Nintendo actually release that design on the market?

    I've always thought when the Chinese say "refurbished" it's like a nice word for fake and allows them to package it without boxes (and keeps your expectations lower...) - rather than actually being an original refurbished model.
     
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    I presume it is a second-hand/used DSL with a new (3rd party) case... fitted in a Chinese factory...
     
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    My refurbished one came with box/manual/charger etc...

    Of course, everything is fake (almost everything, only the motherboard and other working parts are genuine), but you have a box. [​IMG]

    I have it since more than one year now, it still works perfectly, a real bargain for 80$ shipped.
     
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    no of course not it isn't original

    but lets put it this way... its a good kind of fake

    i remember i did a case swap for that limited edition Pokemon case, looked good, just like the original, hope you can find this one though!
     
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    Like someone above said, Nintendo probably send their broken DSs to a group in China where they replace the broken parts then sell them off as refurbished. You can't fake a motherboard, but everything else is "serviceable" with enough patience and finger finess... I'd say these are probably better than second hand DSs, because they're packaged in new, if cheap, cases.
     
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    I bet they could, I once saw a TV program on the fake industry in China. They were even faking eggs would you believe. Give a person enough intensive and the correct tools and they will find a way to do it.
     
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    It is most likely not cost effective to fake a motherboard.

    Getting a 2nd hand motherboard from an old DSL would be cheaper than producing a new one, I imagine...
     

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