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dccervantes

July 1st 2009 9:54 pm

What Condition Is Yours In?

After 3 years, my DS Lite is still going strong. The only issue is the stylus holder has become worn and doesn't grip the stylus or keep it in the receptacle anymore. No biggie

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pohatu771

Mine's in near-mint condition...

Of course, I got it for Christmas less than a year ago. The original DS it replaced (from launch day) is much worse.
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JakeAdams

I had mine for two years and played a few titles a lot but it never really became a travel essential. Once I got some good games on iPhone the DS lite quickly became obsolete in my travel bag.
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Darktype

I got my DS lite by when it first came out (not sure just how long ago that was though). Anyway, it still works perfect, wish my other consoles were as reliable as it.

=]
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Solar

Let's see, got my white one at launch and:

Shoulder buttons are now mostly decorative. (probably just dirty).
Screens are great.
Left hinge is cracked.
Every corner is dented or cracked.
Dirt in all the seams.
Stickers are worn and peeling off.
Stylus holder worn.
Styli lost: a lot.

It could do with a complete case replacement, but other than that it works just as fine as ever.
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mca1990

That is exactly how mine is, but I did buy mine second hand. I have those exact same issues and not one more or less.
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kythreotisg

I got mine about a year and a half ago after having an old Phat since launch, and the screen is still pretty much perfect, can't say the same for the rest, but the only damage is in scratches to be honest. The stylus holder is also loose, but I don't know if that could be because the stylus is damaged in someway or something..
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yobosensei

I haven't used it that much. It looks very new.
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Riddler

Have had mine for over a year now.. looks almost perfect, minus a few very faint scratches on the lower screen.
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johnkim

The shoulder buttons have yellowed, there's a crack in the left hinge, and dirt has accumulated in the seams on mine. But other than that, it's still chugging along fine!
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Benner

It's ok, a lot of scratches on you front side of the case (the side with the two squares) but thats pretty much it. A few scratches on the touch screen, although they're all unnoticable when playing.(btw, mine is black)
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jamesboocock

It still works, though the casing is more than a little beat-up, in fact there was a minor drunken altercation just the other week that caused the right hinge to 'remove' itself from the main body.
So no more DS on my way to work I guess. I was considering a DSi at some point in the near future anyway.
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rickles

I got mine about a year or two ago, and it's in near mint condition. There's maybe a smidgen of dirt here and there, but overall it works like a charm and look and feels just like its supposed to. I hope that good games keep coming out for it even with the large amount of DSi's out there.
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lioconvoy

I bought mine in pretty good condition on eBay a couple months after it came out. Now, the right segment above the shoulder button is nearly disconnected. It works great, but it just seems aesthetically displeasing for the most part.
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mrkaiser

Mine is in perfect condition after a year and a half of solid use.
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ImaMac

I've had mine for over two years and it is still going strong. The battery life is still even pretty impressive. Pretty solid device.
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theDon

mine flaps like a bird.
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Cifer

I have the onyx DSL for a while now, all round good condition but right hinge is cracked (not from me, though).
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Omnoptu

Various scratches that don't really cause issues, loose stylus holder, small crack on hinge. I tried to see if the hinge crack was covered but the Nintendo rep I talked to from my description wanted me to pay $75. But really, not like the crack does anything anyways. Solid device.
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jlarex

I bought the Onyx DS Lite as soon as it came out and it still looks nearly mint condition. Only one tiny scratch on the outside which is nearly invisible. The screens are perfect, even though I never used a screen protector. I like keeping my gadgets looking brand new for as long as possible so I'm always super careful with it (keep it in a case when carrying it around, clean only with a microfiber cloth, etc.).
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ikara

Mine's doing pretty well for being ~2 years old. Granted I don't use it that much, but besides some scratching on the top and some discoloration from grime on the bottom it's fine. Never had a problem with the actual inner hardware.
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jld

my old onyx one had a cracked hinged.. but sold it for decent amount and got a shiny red one.. no problem with the hinges this time around.. still kicking after 2years
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clark

Massive, hinge crack.

Bad stuff...., was a launch day white one. The only thing that ever touched the screen, was a screen protector. I was quite proud of myself.
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jld

my old onyx one had a cracked hinged.. but sold it for decent amount and got a shiny red one.. no problem with the hinges this time around.. still kicking after 2years
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B3N

Need to add screen protector since letting an 8yo girl loose on it.
Ok other than that.
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B3N

Need to add screen protector since letting an 8yo girl loose on it.
Ok other than that.
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DJskittles

my DS lite's L and R buttons keep going out. particularly the L button. i know its an issue with the dust, but if it is, then boy it is reeeeally dusty cause it shorts all the time. what kind of screw driver do you need to open it cause they don't look like any i've seen...
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BigMac

Mine is scratched up from every angle, bits of plastic missing, no stylus and the touch screen has deep scratches from playing that mario cloud game with a pencil.
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cajuntechie

Mine is 2 years old and the top screen doesn't work if I open it all the way, turns all white. probably a loose wire. :( The hinges cracked and broke looong ago.
I does still work great as a GBA game machine though~!
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AnkuMadan

I have a white one that has some slight pink discolouration on the small rubber separators on the inside of the DS, and there's some dirt in one of the seams, otherwise it's in mint condition, works like it did the day I got it.
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Saturdays

Mine is in great condition, and i love my M3 simply lol
free games rule
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chuuchdizzle

My DS was working great until yesterday, it shut off by itself(fully charged) and now when I turn it on, the bottom screen flashes white and turns itself off. anyone know what i should do?


I got the Zelda edition one too.
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martymankins

Near mint condition. I keep mine in a case. No screen or any protection on it.
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jonathanjayy

Mine is working great, I have one of the Special Edition Red Ones, Before They Made It a Mainstream Color. It's wonderful.
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marit

After almost two years, mine has been on a road trip from Florida to Tennessee and back again without any glitches or complications. I keep my DS Lite in a silicon pink skin and have not lost a stylus yet! As a result, my DS feels just as shiny and new as the day I tore it out of its gift-wrapped box.
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wmcduff

Mine's in great shape, bought in Japan a few years back. I just added a DecalGirl sticker (Shattered style) which really freshened it up. I'm not sure where the original stylus is though; I bought an extendible metal one a few years back and I use it exclusively.
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andrew

My DS has had A LOT of use ;)

- Cracked hinge
- Right shoulder button cracked off
- Very inaccurate touch screen
- Has difficulty reading some cartridges
- Replaced the case on the bottom half
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tator

Have had mine for a year and a half and it is in almost the same condition as when I got it. It has not had "heavy" use, but my wife and I have put it through its paces during several long stays in the hospital our daughter and it really helped to pass the time. Just sucks that it only supports WEP for online gaming.....
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Earthbound

I got mine since it came out. First thing i did was get screen protectors and a protective case (b/c of kids). The case is scratched up and worn down but looks like new with out it. Luckily i havent had to replace the battery. Still keeps a good charge.
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deven

= Hinge crack - Sent it in for warranty repair. Been intact since.
= Touch screen is not smooth. (Thanks Elite Beat Agents! Good game.)
= Touch screen is woefully uncalibrated and will not calibrate. (Try playing Trauma Center with that!)
= Stylus holder loose.

Yet probably the most played console I've own. It's been good to me =)
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andrew

Lol, Elite Beat Agents is also the reason why my screen is no longer smooth and is highly inaccurate. That game is amazing though... although now I can't really play it anymore because of the inaccurate touch controls.
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applesauce

I dropped my on asphalt once, and it scratched a corner....

More importantly, the L button no longer works/registers. I'm ordering screwdrivers from DX to open it up and hopefully fix it.

People don't use screen protectors?!?!? Isn't your touch screen in horrible condition then.....?
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mjbuckets33

Mine is in great condition, I thought after a while the bottom screen would start showing some wear but it looks as good as the day I bought it =)
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sebastiandavies

Mines a black one! Ive had it a few months now and its still in great condition, though smudges really easily but no scratches!
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devolution

Mines a bit under 2 years old and now the touch screen won't calibrate anymore and is out of calibration enough to be useless. It works fine though for non-touch screen games...
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reefinyateef

My R button began sticking after a while - same problem happened with the original DS. Hopefully my new DSi doesn't repeat the problem :(
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Glen

mine is still good with the scratches from drop the occasional drops, mine turned yellow at from a day of it bathing in a bag of melted cheese. still works fine. DS>Cheese
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