well it happened... left hinge had a crack after a month, but a year later... the right hinge just snapped off. now the top screen is separated from the bottom (on the right side) warranty is over by 1-2 months. i know there are shock cases, but for $30usd + shipping just isn't worth it. is there a cheaper alternative? on Dealextreme they sell DS fat housings for 7$. but none for ds lites. i also checked ebay, cheapest i could find is 19.99+9.99shipping from HK.. which could take up to a month. maybe someone out there knows a place selling ds lite shells for ~$10? whoever designed the dslite is an idiot.