I'm sure that quite a few of you guys make sure to always take great care of your system. Some of you might even have your launch day 3DS still shining good as new minus a scratch here or there. I've had a DS/3DS for quite some time now, and I'd love to get some tips. For some background: I've had a DS/3DS since the launch day of the DS Lite, and I've loved my DS's to death, but I've always been terrible at taking are of my systems (which is awkward because my past 3 systems have been limited editions). I realized this when my Pikachu N3DS's circle pad top fell off a couple of months after my genius self jammed a penny into it in order to hatch Pokemon eggs faster. I decided to turn my abyssmal record around when I got a Hyrule N3DS in January. I got both a Duraflex covering and case for it, and I started to handle it more carefully and routinely clean my screen. And it's been good for these past months, except today for when I pulled it out of my backpack and there was a crack along the hinge (pic: http://imgur.com/4Coq0nn). I sat down and thought about it, and I guess it may be because I always take it with me to school/work and I'm not careful with handling my backpack. Still, however, I would love to hear from the gbatemp comunity, especially because I also purchased a N3DS Mario bundle, and I'll open it soon once the Duraflex covering I ordered arrives. What are your console care tips? Including, but not limited to: - Screen care - Traveling with it - Cleanliness - Scratch prevention - Making it last - Recommending a case/ protection (Is the cityslicker worth it?) Also please tell us the condition on your 3DS remains in and the time you've spent with it. Thanks everybody! Edit: Forgot to add a question mark at the end of the title. If anyone could tell me how to correct that, that'd be great.