Should I request new straps?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by sphere9, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. sphere9
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    i bought my Wii yesterday and am wondering if i should request the new straps from nintendo and how i go about doing so.
     
  2. webjedi

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    Sure, why not - they are free. [​IMG]

    I ordered the replacement straps and have not installed them but you never know if someday you'll need one. Maybe the cat will chew a strap or in a year the originals start to look dirty and you'll want to replace them.

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/strapreplace.jsp
     
  3. sphere9
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    that site is america only...
     
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  5. Jdbye

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    Yeah, get them while they're free, don't miss the chance! [​IMG]
     
  6. Hooya

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    They let you get "new" straps when you have new ones already? The straps have been updated since December... I got my Wii in April and didn't think I could get replacements. It even asks for your serial on the site so they can tell, don't you think?

    Edit: Well, I just tried it and ordered 4 "replacements". I do have 4 remotes, but they all have the v2 straps. Of course, I took those straps off months ago 'cause they annoyed me, but I can maybe use one for a camera or something...
     
  7. Monkey01

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    I had a Wii that came with good straps, but bought Wii Play afterwards that came with lame straps. So they can't tell only from the serial of your Wii if you've gotten lame straps with the ones not bundled to that Wii. But I suppose the Wii Play comes bundled with newer straps for months now too already, but it's worth the try ofcourse.
     
  8. kellyan95

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    I got extra straps and used them for my camera, DS Lite, ect...
     
  9. mike10

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    I sent nintendo a quick email asking if they could send them to me and they just wrote me back telling me that they would send me 4 of the new straps for free
     
  10. superrob

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    Off course they are free [​IMG]
     
  11. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Too bad I can't get any... [​IMG]
     
  12. Gifted1

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    Thanks for the link. I need one for my DSLite. All my Wiimotes have the v2 straps and are perfectly fine but I better take advantage of the opportunity now.
     
  13. PaulieD

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    I'm in Australia what Nintendo email address do I send my request to [​IMG]
     
  14. OCI

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    Is this for US residents only? : (
     
  15. woytek

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    I am going to send Nintendo Benelux an e-mail, see how they will respond!

    I really have some issues with straps that are too loose around my wrist. I'm not afraid of them breaking but I am afraid of them simply slipping of my wrist!


    edit: oh wait, I will need the V3 straps for that problem! If they're ever released... [​IMG]
     
  16. berrrt

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    excusez moi for this dumb question, but how exactly can i tell the difference between v1 and v2 straps? [​IMG]
     
  17. Jax

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    The thickness of the string.
     
  18. Gifted1

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    I got my new straps today [​IMG]
     
  19. Icarus

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    I've just ordered 4 new straps. I don't even need them but, well, they're free xD Maybe I'll use one with my DS or something.
     
  20. sphere9
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    problem with the australian site seems to be that you have to call nintendo to order the new straps =[
     
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