Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crack is wack!

Damnit!!!Okay, I realize this isn’t at all entertaining, enlightening, or pertinent, but I feel the need to bellyache a bit. Y’all’ll indulge me, right?

Anywho, in August of ’06 I was shocked to discover that my beloved Nintendo DS Lite – a system that I purchased on launch day despite the fact that I had a perfectly functional DS Fat – had a nice-sized crack in the left screen hinge. Now this defect is far from unheard of with this particular model and it certainly didn’t effect gameplay, but my OCD compelled me to have it repaired.

Apparently repair for such a minor cosmetic flaw proved to costly or labor intensive, so Nintendo simply replaced my system with another unit. No harm no foul, right?

Well, unfortunately I just noticed that my replacement system now has a hinge crack all its own. I called NOA and they agreed to ship me another pre-paid label so that I can swap this system out for another non-cracked version via one of their service centers. I’m just sort of wondering if I’m gonna have to swap this one out in a year as well.

It’s kinda hard to get pissy when I’m essentially receiving a new handheld for my trouble, but I must use the power of the Internet to ask the following question:

There are tons of DS Lite owners out there, and a good many of them have suffered the unkind fate of a hinge crack, but am I the only two-time loser? Anyone? Bueller?

9 comments:

pinky said...

OCD much?

yessum.

funky49 said...

Sadly, I don't play my DS all that much... and I treat my electronics like they are my children...

churchHatesTucker said...

I can't even tell if the crack is the horizontal one or the vertical one.

Z, get M to take the picture. I'm sure she'd be calm enough to get one in focus...

Z. said...

All the time, Pink. All the time.

So what you’re saying is you put ‘em to bed early with no dinner, funk? ;)

Yeah, Church, our digicam doesn’t exactly thrive in low light situations.

Mr. Door said...

No, you're not alone. I was a call rep at Nintendo for a couple months, just recently. (I quit at the end of June)

Keep bugging them and they'll keep replacing your DSes. But what I've noticed is that it tends to happen with the white DS Lites rather than the black or pink ones. Not sure why that is, but there you go. It's not anything that you're doing.

Z. said...

Thanks for confirming what I had begun to expect, Door. I haven’t heard any tales of black/pink systems cracking up either. Wonder if they’d replace it with a black system?

Matt S said...

what, no love for the pink one?

Z. said...

None. ;)

Mr. Door said...

No, they generally don't switch colors on anything. But the thing is, if you throw a big enough fit, they will do just about anything to make you happy. You just have to go straight to a supervisor.