Remember that DS Lite R button 'fracture' crack?

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Sep 13, 2006
  1. Deaddy
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    Do you remember that photo that claims to show 3 different DS Lites with the same big 3 crack fracture right under the R button? I was wondering if any other evidence of this crack has surfaced aside from that one photo. One person mentioned that it could easily be the same DS from 3 angles and I can see that being possible from looking at it (sorry I don't have the pic handy). What I'm wondering is whether this was an isolated incident that could have been caused by user abuse or whether it has been more widespread. Thanks.
     
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    I have more or less same cracks, though mine isn't cracked all the way through yet and my unit is still intact...
    The cracks are still quite small, but in the exact same spots as in the pictures you mentioned.
     
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    well, my friend had that a month ago, and after a while, the entire R button and the indicator light cover just broke off. He didn't abuse it or any thing, so i guess his was just faulty.......

    or so i thought

    yesterday, i woke up, got ready for school, and started packing my ds up, when i saw that there was a crack, right where the power switch was. It was only in the plastic lineing, but it had started to pop of (the plastic lineing i mean). This made absolutly no sense, seeing as i carry my ds in the original bubble wrap type thing, plus a case, everywhere i go (yea, call me crazy, but i like my ds shiny when i play it) so, i brought i to school, thinking "yea, if it gets any worse, ill just send it back" seeing as i was too stupid to get a extended warrenty last time. So, at the end of the day, were on the bus, enjoy a game of Metroid, when the R button stops working! My friend (who i talked about above) said it was basicly the same thing that happen to him, R button and all, so when i got home, i grabbed some games, some cash, and headed to my local EB. This had been the last straw with my white lite, so i got my self a black one. I had decided that 3 weeks was too long for me to wait for a new ds, and that black was nicer. So to answer your question yes, there is such a thing as the fracture. Sorry about the long post, i just had to get that off my chest.
     
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    Well thanks guys, I was wondering whether the left hinge crack was the only structural issue or if there really were cracks going on in other places (R button crack for example). Apparently there are.

    Nintendo has said the hinge crack was due to an overtightening and I thought that if they had stopped doing that, everything would be okay and I could send mine in due to hinge crack and get a good unit back, but as it seems, they just used some bad material in production and I'm going to hold off on returning mine to give them some more time to get things sorted out.
     
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    I am at the very start of the right hinge crack, if you saw it you would say it isn't there. You totally have to look for it on mine, from that point I discovered it I totally stopped touching it, and switched over to my DS Phat till I am able to replace the casing myself.
     
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    my previous ds lite didn't have a crack after 2 months of use. i sent it in because the r button was not clicky and it was starting to bother me.

    my new ds is about 2 weeks old and holding up fine. but i treat it very gently and always store it in a case when not it use. also, i never open it to the flat setting, always use the angled setting
     
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    People (like me) have developed the hinge crack without ever opening to the flat position so I'm not sure if you need to bother avoiding that.
     

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