White Ds tends to crack? Who knew?

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Jun 3, 2008
  1. kevenka
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    Seriously...I just now notice that my White DS lite has a tiny crack on the top right and as I looked on other websites, it seems to be a universal problem. Did you guys know about this? and is it just the polar white Ds or all of them? Thanks.
    Kevin
     


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    Yeah.. my first DS Lite (white) knows about it.. :/ [​IMG]
    my second DS has begun to crack as well -.-
    except the hinge problem,my new DS has alot of touchscreen issues..
    first it was 0.5-1cm off, i sent it in for repair, came back, nothing fixed, sent it away again, with a THOROUGH explanation, got it back.
    seemed fine, but i've noticed that when i press lighter than.. HARD, the touchscreen recognize the touch as 4CM to the right for a millisecond...
    really tired of this -.-
     
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    Really.. why is it only the white ones? Maybe white is weak. Red is strong?
     
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    I can't speak for everybody, but I knew this, which is why I bought a black one (that and because I didn't want white, but I digress). I learned of this back when NSider still existed. The composition of the plastic that they use for the white DSL is too brittle. Never mind what Ninty said about it (something about some screw being too tight), it's the composition of the white plastic that is at fault.

    I don't know if it's ONLY the white one with the issue, but I've never heard of any other colors having the problem myself. Pics of the crack were ALWAYS a white DSL. I've had my black DS since they were released in USA and it's still fine.

    How long have you had the DSL? If it's less than a year, Ninty should fix it for free.
     
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    well my friends brand new crimson had a hinge crack recently, and he takes good care of it :S
     
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    It's not because of the color, it's because the white DS Lites are the older versions, so they're more likely to crack. If you get a newer color, it's less likely to crack.
     
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    yeah, the first one passed 1 year right before it cracked.
    my second one now, im thinking of sending in and requireing a brand new one before august (1 year mark) , because, it is obviously faulty, and already been to repair 2 times..
     
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    it is an ALL COLOR issue, just a universal design flaw. some units get it, some dont
     
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    Wow, im glad i chose the black one then [​IMG]
     
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    Seriously to say all white DSes are flawed....you sir a big racist.

    RACIST
     
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    Hey, so if I had my Ds lite for less than a year? I can send it in for repairment for free under warrenty or something?

    P.S. Who's Ninty?
     
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    Mine got a crack but Nintendo say I will have to pay fees to get it fixed. [​IMG]

    I think it was about £40 ._.
     
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    I might want to do that depending how much it cost...b/c I'll just get it fixed...Sell it and buy a crimson black one [​IMG] If it isn't too expensive.And another thought just cross my mind is, why should they charge us for such a faulty product =/
     
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    Ninty is short for Nintendo.
     
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    Hehe...No duh [​IMG] I should've known that [​IMG] but yea...thanks for the reply rayder.
     
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    when you call them, think of Phoenix wright, keep pressing, bring p how nintendo admitted it. but make sure your under warrenty or else it wont work. me and my bro always double team the call guy. pretty fun, but mean.
     
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    So you think I am still able to get it fixed under warrenty policy [​IMG]?
     
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    i got my white one replace free but they said you a referb. So my returned one had a stuck pixel, second returned one had 3 dead pixels, finally I got a good one. Now I have two black, 1 yellow, and 1 white all flawless.
     
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    "They said you a referb"? Sorry but could you clarify that? So..do you mean I just call nintendo and ask if they can cover this problem with warrenty or should I demand for it?
    Thanks for replying weaponxxx!
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refurbishment_(electronics)
     

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