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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months agoFeedback:2 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Unusual request, but im looking into trying to start changing the casing on my ds's, but rather than me mess up a working one, im looking for a faulty ds and ds lite that i can use as a practise model.

Even though im after a faulty one, i need it to be a "working" faulty one, something along the lines of a broken case, hindge etc, i still need the actual ds screen etc underneath to be working.

Not bothered about boxes, chargers, stylus atc, just after the machine.

The cheaper the better cause going by my past electronic experiance, its gonna probably end up in a million pieces on the floor :)

Ant
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months agoFeedback:2 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#2
Hi,

One of the hinges on my son's DS Lite broke earlier this week. Just bought him a replacement yesterday.

Will have to wait until around 4pm to ask him if he'd be prepared to sell the broken one, though.

What kind of price were you looking to pay?

I guess you'll want Recorded or Special Delivery for it to make sure it arrives in the same condition, too.

BFN,

fp.
#3
TBH looking to pay as little as possible :)

As for delivery, not bothered about special or recorded, as long as its well wrapped up :)

Just had a look on fleabay, and they seem to be going for £40ish broken, so looking to pay less that that lol
banned#4
fanpages
Hi,

One of the hinges on my son's DS Lite broke earlier this week. Just bought him a replacement yesterday.

Will have to wait until around 4pm to ask him if he'd be prepared to sell the broken one, though.

What kind of price were you looking to pay?

I guess you'll want Recorded or Special Delivery for it to make sure it arrives in the same condition, too.

BFN,

fp.


these cases are really cheap to buy and fairly easy to replace, hence why broken cased ds's dont sell cheap, a couple of quid on a new case and as good as new
#5
Ant
TBH looking to pay as little as possible :)

As for delivery, not bothered about special or recorded, as long as its well wrapped up :)

Just had a look on fleabay, and they seem to be going for £40ish broken, so looking to pay less that that lol


OK.

Like I said, I would have to ask my son (who is at school at present) if he'd want to sell it... after removing the Pokemon sticker from the lid first [!], so I'll let you know.
#6
From what iv read, and seen, the cases look anything but easy to replace, hence why i dont want to do it on my ones first.

Spoke to a few companies on the net, and they want about £40 just to fit the case, because it is so time consuming and tricky.
#7
sassie
these cases are really cheap to buy and fairly easy to replace, hence why broken cased ds's dont sell cheap, a couple of quid on a new case and as good as new


...please elaborate on the source of such cases (I hope I'm not being too lazy asking you to 'google' for me), and what is involved in the swap-out of the old case, if you have the time/inclination.

BFN,

fp.
banned#8
my 15 year old nephew did one in about an hour, (first time he done one) fiddly yes, its just time consuming, all you need is a little peace and quiet and about an hourish and sorted
#9
sassie
my 15 year old nephew did one in about an hour, (first time he done one) fiddly yes, its just time consuming, all you need is a little peace and quiet and about an hourish and sorted


:)

Counts me out then (with 5, 6 & 9 year olds) all NDS'ing away in the background.

Why is the "Animal Crossing" theme so damn tuneless :)
banned#10
fanpages
...please elaborate on the source of such cases (I hope I'm not being too lazy asking you to 'google' for me), and what is involved in the swap-out of the old case, if you have the time/inclination.

BFN,

fp.

[url]www.dealextreme.com[/url] my nephew got his from, like i said it is a fiddly job and you need some time, but he said it was fiddly but no real problems


fanpages - surely they got ot bed ;-) Actually my 5 year old was about when nephew done his, but then we had to go out, and nephew said easier to do without little one about as you need to concentrate
#11
Well if it's going to be a real bother to swap DS cases, why not think about increasing the value of your DS with a custom case DS then??? I'm inspired to have a go at one of these now. Any ideas what I could shoehorn it into? I'm currently working on a toploading Betamax PC for the front room and of course there's my external DVD writer:

http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/9/10/5/f_c64dvdm_460ea0c.jpg
#12
sassie
[url]www.dealextreme.com[/url] my nephew got his from, like i said it is a fiddly job and you need some time, but he said it was fiddly but no real problems


fanpages - surely they got ot bed ;-) Actually my 5 year old was about when nephew done his, but then we had to go out, and nephew said easier to do without little one about as you need to concentrate


The site is showing "Service Temporarily Unavailable" at present, but I will check back later, thank you.

My two eldest kids go to bed first, but my youngest is still wide awake when we're not!

...

If it costs £40 to get somebody to do it for you, and it takes an hour, there could be a potential market for this service, depending on the cost of the cases, of course :)

Not a bad earner for a fifteen year old though, eh?
#13
billyX
Well if it's going to be a real bother to swap DS cases, why not think about increasing the value of your DS with a custom case DS then??? I'm inspired to have a go at one of these now. Any ideas what I could shoehorn it into? I'm currently working on a toploading Betamax PC for the front room and of course there's my external DVD writer:

http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/9/10/5/f_c64dvdm_460ea0c.jpg


:)

There's no truth in the rumour that it's just a NDS Lite inside a Wii console case then Nintendo are selling then? ;)
banned#14
fanpages
The site is showing "Service Temporarily Unavailable" at present, but I will check back later, thank you.

My two eldest kids go to bed first, but my youngest is still wide awake when we're not!

...

If it costs £40 to get somebody to do it for you, and it takes an hour, there could be a potential market for this service, depending on the cost of the cases, of course :)

Not a bad earner for a fifteen year old though, eh?

yes it is, hence why ebay is no longer cheap to buy broken ones, they are so cheap to fix, buy screens for a couple of quid, boxes a couple of quid, he has done his own and was so chuffed but not sure he would be confident enough to work on other peoples pride and joy :w00t:
#15
sassie
yes it is, hence why ebay is no longer cheap to buy broken ones, they are so cheap to fix, buy screens for a couple of quid, boxes a couple of quid, he has done his own and was so chuffed but not sure he would be confident enough to work on other peoples pride and joy :w00t:


:)

Worth considering though.

I expect there will be some photos online (or even a YouTube video) of somebody doing one step-by-step for me to follow, if I don't sell the broken one to Ant.

How many broken consoles are you looking for, btw, Ant?
banned#16
fanpages
:)

Worth considering though.

I expect there will be some photos online (or even a YouTube video) of somebody doing one step-by-step for me to follow, if I don't sell the broken one to Ant.

How many broken consoles are you looking for, btw, Ant?

Yes, i am sure there is something on youtube, or somewhere, he just went with a piece of paper, and drew a picture of case, and noted where each screw was, on popped each bit on the picture, and went from there, just writing everything down, like i said it prob took him over an hour but was deffo less than two, but worth a look around for some diagrams, or vids on it, good luck with whatever you decide, luckily i purchased from argos and took out the 3 year accidental warranty for £18, so daughters covered for another 2 years
#17
sassie
Yes, i am sure there is something on youtube, or somewhere, he just went with a piece of paper, and drew a picture of case, and noted where each screw was, on popped each bit on the picture, and went from there, just writing everything down, like i said it prob took him over an hour but was deffo less than two, but worth a look around for some diagrams, or vids on it, good luck with whatever you decide, luckily i purchased from argos and took out the 3 year accidental warranty for £18, so daughters covered for another 2 years


...are you are covered until next Friday when the Silver DS Lites are available in the UK & she wants one! :)

Thanks again.

BFN,

fp.
banned#18
fanpages
...are you are covered until next Friday when the Silver DS Lites are available in the UK & she wants one! :)

Thanks again.

BFN,

fp.

silver or pink? i think she will be sticking with the pink- lol
#19
Hi
Just ordered a new case for my sons ds from [url]www.ps2laser.co.uk[/url] for £11.99. I'll let you know how I get on. They've got ds lite cases too.
#20
Wow, the shock case in 'Donkey Kong' orange looks cool, really retro!
http://www.ps2laser.co.uk/HTMLobj-3232/dsliteredbig.jpg
banned#21
massmail666
Hay fanpages!, i read somewhere on the net that nintendo will replace the DS for free (broken hinge ones!) as its a comman problem like the ROD with 360's. Just phone nintendo up, u got nothing to loose! :)

i thought that was sony :oops:
banned#22
oh well there you go ants and fanpages you can get a new one :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
banned#23

sorry, i wasnt takin the pee, it was a thumbs up :thumbsup:
#24
My son is on his second case as the hinges keep breaking. The first time it was still under warranty so nintendo did it for free but it took forever, hence me buying one this time. Can't do with him whinging for 6 weeks!! My daughters ds touch screen broke and they sent her a new ds lite instead of trying to fix it!
#25
ella22
My son is on his second case as the hinges keep breaking. The first time it was still under warranty so nintendo did it for free but it took forever, hence me buying one this time. Can't do with him whinging for 6 weeks!! My daughters ds touch screen broke and they sent her a new ds lite instead of trying to fix it!


Not sure my son's NDS is still under warranty... will have to check. However, did buy my other two sons an NDS each last November, so if I have the receipt for one of those then... hmmm...

The URL above was Nintendo US given the costs in dollars. Also the article was dated 21 July 2006, so they may have changed the design since. This aside, it is the right hinge that's broken, but I guess a warranty claim is a warranty claim regardless.

Thanks.

BFN,

fp.
suspended#26
[SIZE=2]Isnt it only the US DS lites that have faulty hinges? I cant find anything for the UK, although Im going to phone the UK customer services and ask as my ds hinge has a crack, although thats not in warranty so I doubt they will be very helpful. [/SIZE]

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