Returning a flashed DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by imLOST, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. imLOST
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    I realise that there is already a thread quite similar to this but I wanted to start a new one as my case is a little different.

    we have a problem....

    My DS screen is broke :,( [​IMG]

    My DS' top screen has been broken for about 3 weeks now but it has been steadily getting worse and worse. I don't know what happened to it. I did not drop it or anything before I noticed it. As you can see in the video, there is a white line running diagonally up the screen from where the light is shining through. It's not this that's annoying me, it's the dead pixels that are grouped together at the bottom right of the screen.

    I included a video so that you can see for your self. It can be quite hard to enjoy some games such as Pokemon and Custom Robot Arena as their script is at the bottom of the top screen..

    So what will I do? I have 3 months left on my warranty but the fault is not with Nintendo I presume (Although I'm unsure how it actually happened). I'm a bit unsure about sending it to Nintendo because I'm unsure about how good their customer care is and how reliable is.

    Would it be something that one could attempt them self or is it a very specialised job?

    Or could I just bring it back to the shop? Or would they just send it on to Nintendo?

    HELP!

    If I was to reflash my ds with the original firmware, would Nintendo be able to find out that it had been flashed before?


    Thanks for the Help.


    Some videos so you can see.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy2SxTzljVc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBT3x8uKz7I
     
  2. Flyfishing

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    There's a few ways you could go about this.

    1. Install FlashME Stealth and send it to Nintendo for repair.
    2. Revert back to the original FW (NoFlashME) and send it to Nintendo.
    3. Purchase a new DS top LCD screen (I've got mine from eBay in the past) and repair by yourself. Not too hard to do. Make sure you have a tri-wing screwdriver if you choose this option.

    Nintendo will not be able to tell if you've flashed your DS as long as you either install FlashME stealth (they don't usually check them for the stealth version since it's pretty uncommon compared to regular FW) or go back to original FW. Make sure that if you revert back to the original, you have another way to flash your DS when you get it back.
     
  3. slayerspud

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    Use noflashme / nofmlite. Download links for both are here: http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

    If you have warranty left, you may as well send it back. You will most likely get a brand new ds scratch free ect.
     
  4. imLOST
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    Yeah, I think that I'll re-flash it with the original firmware. (To be extra secure) and then send it back. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. nobbystiles

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    you could try wiffy they have the answer to everything, lol only messing. KingD
     
  6. imLOST
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    LOL [​IMG]

    I was looking for some different advice seeing as GBAtemp would be more open minded about the whole flashing situation.

    Any advice still welcome folks!
     
  7. Flyfishing

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    So what if we're more open minded about flashing? Does that mean Nintendo is as well? Because if you're sending it to them, then you want all precautions made to ensure that they have no reason to assume that you have voided your warranty, right?
     
  8. eNforcer

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    The long crack looks like it was caused by pressure put on the bottom left of the screen. You really can't put a lot of force on these types of screens.

    It's happened to a few phones I've had with large screens on them. Pressure was put on one spot and a crack spread all the way across.
     
  9. lblk32

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    what is the difference between a nds that is flashed and a nds that isnt flashed.
     
  10. Flyfishing

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    Normally, when a DS is flashed, the health and safety screen is removed (this is not the case with FlashME Stealth). Also, it will act like a PassMe and redirect the DS to boot from slot-2 when a GBA flash cart is present. It also protects your DS from any bricker program.

    Difference between FlashME and FlashME stealth is the fact that it (stealth) leaves the health and safety screen intact. Therefore Nintendo is more likely to not notice the fact that the firmware has been changed.