I bought my DS lite the day it was released (june 11th) and man, i've love it like crazy =) until yesterday =(. As i woke up in the morning and reached for my DS to unplug it on my desk, i instantly noticed a crack on the left hinge next to the power outlet. Now, first i thought to myself, crap.. i must have opened it too hard or something, but i could have sword that it wasn't there the night before when i plugged it in. I called nintendo to see if there was something they could do, considering i only bought it last month. The only thing nintendo would do was give me a $20 dollar discount on a $95 dollar repair (making it $75) because i just bought it -_-. Paying 1/2 the original price for repairs for something i didn't do?! are they crazy?! So sadly, i hung up holding my broken DS in my hands seeing that there was nothing i could do.
And just before going to bed today, i found it. Apparently, there are hundreds of DS lite users out there who are having the exact same issue as i am:
now, i know what you might be thinking... oh man, this reminds me of the ipod nano scratches. But this is alittle different. I didn't even touchhh the DS and it cracked. I can see if i had it in my pocked and banged it and it broke, but i didn't. =/ Anyways, all the users in the formus are trying their hardest to spead the work and see if the big N, will do somethinggg.. at least drop the price on the repair. 1/2 the unit price for a manufactoring defect is insane, all they have to do is replace the pastic, it's not like their gutting the whole system. Now you might also be saying "oh stop crying, it's just a crack" but.. it's not just a crack, it's a crack on the hinge.. one of the main component parts of the unit. what happens if the crack gets bigger or the left section breaks of completely, then what is there left for me to do?
anyways, this is getting kinda long, so i'll end it here. Please help spread the word, and if you have a DS lite, i insist you go check it out and see if you have a crack too.
thanks guys, talk to you later
~Dan from T.O.
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