Having bought 3 of these little blighters - which have all suffered with the same problem - just wondered if others have found the same!
The hindges that attach the two screens crack at first, then evenually come away altogether on one side.
First one was bought last xmas, that suffered a crack within a couple of weeks. Today it finally came apart from the right hand hindge, after it fell onto the floor from the arm of a chair. Carelessness perhaps.
The second one we bought last March, accidently got misplaced after 2 weeks, also suffered the first minor fracture. It was down the side of a bed and found later, but a replacement was bought.
The replacement had the same problem and completely came away within 3 weeks. Thats now (finally) been sent back to Nintendo, as they said it was covered within the warrenty.
Now, as you will probably say, its all been down to mishandleing and little care of the item. Ive not witnessed this firsthand, but as they are owned by 7 and 9 year olds, its quite likely to be the case (and as the intended audience for it) but would expect such weaknesses to be a lot stronger than they are.
I cant blame the kids on the one that broke today, it was me that knocked it off the chair (though it could be argued it should have been put away and not left for this accident to happen.)
Having looked around, it would seem to be a common problem.
Anyone here had the same? Know of any good way to stop it happening (apart from locking them away so the kids cant play with them!)