Ok, I got my Lime green one last week from game the day before release date.
Initially impressed with it i noticed that the two LCD screens were not sat square on, meaning that the bottom one, in the bottom right was higher there than in the bottom left, and also the whole screen was more towards the right hand side than in the middle, same with the top screen but opposite corners ie: bottom right was lower than bottom left.
Upon further inspection, the lid also didnt close correctly as it seemed to sit on the raised part of the bottom touch screen. looking along the lid you can clearly see that it has been bent (bowed) because of this.
The kind rep at GAME arranged for my local store to swap it out for me so i went in and got another LIME Green one. Got it home but it had the same issues, but the top screen was even more out of alignment than my first one.
Phoned the store they kindly said take it back and we will check through thier current stock for a good one to ensure that i am happy before i leave.
After checking 3 more GREEN ones and confirming that all had the same similar issues, we checked a TURQUOISE one which didnt have the bent lid issue but still had the screens not being square on problem.
So.... We checked 2 RED ones, one had the same issues with lid and screens and the other was the only one that I and the management could honestly say was all ok.
Trouble was it was RED and i didnt want it!
The manager went on to say: "well, maybe thats how they are being manufactured now, or it may just be a problem with the first batch they made, trying to rush them out or something" To that I replied that then GAME should send them all back to Nintendo and get a refund!
Others have complained about the same issues with the new colour DSs, its not specific to GAME stores. But I got the impression that they would just be re-stocked for some other person to put up with it or complain at a later date.
I was told that I could wait for a different batch to come in, get a refund (from the online GAME as thats where I actually bought one) or take an older colour. Now originally i gave my WHITE one to one of my boys so i could be different and get a new colour. But I opted for a refund. Knowing I would get this sorted quickly from online I tried my luck accross the road in WOOLWORTHS to buy another GREEN one, but asked if i could check it as ive had some bad experiences with the new colour ones.
After checking 3 more in there too the management agreed that the DS's shouldnt be like this.
So I bit the bullet and opted for another white one, which i checked and low and behold it had no issues!
ANYONE ELSE HAD ANY SIMILAR ISSUES WITH THEIR NEW COLOUR DS LITE??