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DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:02:15 pm »
I saw an article on Kotaku about hinge cracks on the DS lite, so I rushed to check mine, and unfortunately it has a crack on the hinge.

Anyone else have this problem, and if so, what's your adivice?




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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 03:22:12 pm »
I have that crack. So has just about every DS Lite user.

I wouldn't worry about it. It's mostly cosmetic issue, and a small one at that. (You didn't notice it until other people had mentioned it, right?) I don't believe anybody has really had further complications due to it.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 03:39:06 pm »
Know what's really pathetic?

I felt sorry for my DS when I saw the crack.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 05:14:38 pm »
From what I've heard, one probable cause is from opening the DS Lite to its full 180 degree position, as this may put too much pressure on the hinge.


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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006, 12:17:54 am »
Mine doesn't have a crack. *shrug* Sorry for you peeps that do though.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2006, 05:53:44 am »
I have a regular DS. This news makes me both happy and sad at the same time.
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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006, 08:45:24 am »
Yeah, well I have both, so this makes me both smug and sad at the same time.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006, 08:50:45 am »
No crack on mine.

What will you do?

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006, 08:58:23 am »
No crack on mine.

We obviously care for our systems much better.  8)
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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006, 09:12:45 am »
No crack on mine.

We obviously care for our systems much better. 8)
*throws a knowing glance at the others*
Apparently so.  8)


(I just remebered the time I dropped my GB Color into a lake. "long, long story." and it sat at the bottom for about 15,20 minuites in the mud at least 10 ft deep in water. We finally got it out, and to this day it works perfectly and so does the game.  ;D

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006, 11:06:39 am »
Here are a few articles I've scrounged up on the issue.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=24813324
http://news.gaminghorizon.com/media2/1153449120.4582.html
http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/Digg_story_DEBUNKED_Nintendo_press_release_about_DS_crack_doesn_t_exist

The outlook for the problem doesn't look to bright at the moment, unless theres something I haven't been able to find.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2006, 12:26:55 pm »
During my lunch break, I called my best friend who just recently purchased a DS Lite. His system is without cracks. After that, he contacted some people he knew with DS Lites and sent me an email to let me know that one out of a dozen people he asked had a crack in theirs. So it seems isolated, whatever it is. But if Nintendo is willing to replace a DS over a dead pixel, a cracked hinge should warrant a similar result.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2006, 04:18:28 pm »
well i heard about some bad productions a while ago...and that Nintendo would send a new one whit no problems...god i love those guys

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2006, 09:22:34 pm »
There used to be crack on my DS but i snorted it.  ;D

Well let us know how the crack thing turns out if you send it back might help me decided if i should ever finally upgrade.

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Re: DS lite hinge cracks, bummer!
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006, 11:23:36 pm »
*checks his DS*
nope, no cracks, and I do open my DS the full 180, the only bad thing that I've noticed is that when it's open fully the left shoulder buttons slightly stiff.

I used to play my original DS that way, but now I play it so that it's opened at almost 180 degrees (Where the first stop is).

I've tried playing it while it is opened full, and I can't. It feels like it is opened more than 180 degrees from my perspective.