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Stan the man
April 9th, 2010, 04:48 PM
My long loved long used Original ds ( version 4 ) broke on me. The problem is there are some white lines at the bottom of the top screen. I can still use it it just ruins games. Such as pokemon because I can not see what people are saying. Any one had this happen and know what to do?

TheAppleFreak
April 9th, 2010, 04:52 PM
I haven't had anything like that happen to me, but my friend has a giant black hole in the touch screen that completely obfuscates all touch input. Also, my DS has a broken hinge, and I can't wait 2-3 weeks for it to be repaired.

Heart's Soul
April 9th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Well, the DS Firmware 4 is really old and it's not surprising it's broken. Buy a DS Lite.

Team Fail
April 9th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Are you talking about a DSi? Well, it is screen damage. Has your warranty expired? If so, I can extend it for you. Than you can ship it in. I know you don't want to wait, so here's what I'd do:
1. Buy a DS Lite.
2. DO NOT sell your DSi (Or whatever it may be. I'm assuming it's a DSi because we're talking about firmware.)
3. Ship your DSi for free repair. (This is only if you have warranty. It lasts for 1 year from purchase date, unless you register it with Club Nintendo. You can get an additional 90 days if you do so.)
4. Transfer your Wi-fi settings before you ship it off. That way, you won't loose friend codes you may have.

Now, you may be wondering, "Why do I have two DS's? Well...
1. Ypu have someting to play while the DSi is gone
2. You can do this in the future if it happens ever again.
3. You'll have 2 DS systems, so you can do wireless communication to do things that require more than 1 DS. That's what I did.

Bluerang1
April 10th, 2010, 02:13 AM
My DSi went for 2 rides on a Water Ride, after being on the heater for a while then charging, it recovered. My DSLite, which I was going to re-start using for fake Emerald that has issues (eBay for ya) and Platinum, I lost my Diamond :(, dropped in the toilet while on, nothing happened, it was still on and working. But as it was the toilet; I turned it off, dunked it in Dettol, now it won't turn on again, or charge. It sparks on then goes off, and it charges for an instant then goes off. I miss it :(

Heart's Soul
April 10th, 2010, 07:59 AM
^ If it was still working, then there's no problem, so why use something that KILLS a motherboard on it?

sabapple
April 11th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Well, I also still have my old DS and I remember how the touch screen was all screwed up so I had to send it into Nintendo to fix it for like 20 bucks.... =/ I wouldn't really know you should do except call Nintendo, they have very nice costumer service ;)
But now I have another problem with my ds, somehow my Pokemon Platinum version is jammed inside, like, it won't pop out when you press on it.... =/ I am rather upset...

Bluerang1
April 11th, 2010, 01:54 PM
^ If it was still working, then there's no problem, so why use something that KILLS a motherboard on it?
I thought it'd be fine :( As it was fine in water, and seeing as it was the toilet water, I though it better to disinfect it lol. I guess that's what ruined it :(

donavannj
April 11th, 2010, 02:00 PM
I thought it'd be fine :( As it was fine in water, and seeing as it was the toilet water, I though it better to disinfect it lol. I guess that's what ruined it :(

You would have been better off letting it dry, then using disinfecting wipes to carefully clean the outside, and letting it dry again.

Heart's Soul
April 11th, 2010, 02:11 PM
^ You still have a fair chance of breaking it.

donavannj
April 11th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Disinfecting wipes are considerably less damp, and you would want to avoid openings to the inside of the case.

And this also begs the question of why you would have it near an open toilet.

Bluerang1
April 11th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Disinfecting wipes are considerably less damp, and you would want to avoid openings to the inside of the case.

And this also begs the question of why you would have it near an open toilet.
Ah. I had it in side jacket pocket, which I should have closed properly, and went to use the toilet before I went out. Has I was about to, my glasses, which I shouldn't have had on as I was going out, were slipping off. So in other t ostop them, I raised my hand, allowing the DSLite to fall from my pocket and into the toilet bowl :( Silly me. I blame the glasses though.

Stan the man
April 12th, 2010, 06:41 PM
It was an orianal ds. Yeah i might get a ds lite. I was going to get a dsi because i heard the next pokemon game is for dsi only.

Eпvy
April 12th, 2010, 07:57 PM
The same kind of thing happened to me, except for it was the top screen, and it it cracked. There's cracks with large black outlines. Pretty much renders my top screen useless.

This happened to my SP and iPod Nano as well. D:

But here's it's just really bad. I was doing just fine with my DS from 2004, and not even having to THINK of buying a DS rehash, and then when all of the awesome games are announced (Golden Sun DS and Pokemon HG/SS) this happens to me! T_T

It was an orianal ds. Yeah i might get a ds lite. I was going to get a dsi because i heard the next pokemon game is for dsi only.

It's not. Don't worry about that.

Sora's Nobody
April 12th, 2010, 09:04 PM
I thought it'd be fine :( As it was fine in water, and seeing as it was the toilet water, I though it better to disinfect it lol. I guess that's what ruined it :(
You should really have completely soaked it in rice! The rice sucks out all of the liquid!

PuyoPuyo Raffine
April 12th, 2010, 09:11 PM
yeah with my very first original DS, first the hinge broke, and then the top screen went all white. thats when I had to trash it

Bluerang1
April 13th, 2010, 01:59 AM
You should really have completely soaked it in rice! The rice sucks out all of the liquid!
Dry rice or boiled? And should I try that now? I think it still has liquid in it...

Captain Hobo.
April 14th, 2010, 12:57 PM
This has never happen to me. But, on my psp the hatch where you put the game in at is like halfway open so I taped it.