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Discussion in 'Nintendo DS' started by JT., Oct 18, 2007.

  1. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Well, I have a DS, although it's the original model (DS Phat as people like to call it). Problem is, it has a faulty touch screen, which won't calibrate, and will draw to the left or right as were touched. It's really annoying, annoying to the point that I don't want to play any games which involve touching the touch screen, which is why I'm not even gonna buy Zelda:pH. It's also got a speaker which makes cracking noises at a certain note...

    So, I'm now wondering, if it's worth buying a DS Lite. The DS has been out for over 3 years, so a new handheld could be coming out any time soon, which is why I don't know if I ought to get one. Want to know your opinions, if I should get a Lite.

    PS. I live in a place without Nintendo service, meaning I can't get it repaired.
     
  2. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    I'd buy a used lite on ebay or somethin'

    the original DS is sexier though! :lol:
     
  3. Skippy

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    The DS Lite is selling amazingly well. It's very unlikely they'll be replacing it with something new within the next few years.
     
  4. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    they better. . . the DS is outdated. . .
     
  5. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    I'd say the DS has another couple years in it, so I would probably get another since it's your touchsceen that's messed up.
     
  6. RivalDestiny

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    Trade your DS Phat into EB/Gamestop right now, they're having a "Get $20 Extra for Console trade-ins". You might as well get the DS Lite now as a new handheld won't be out any time soon.
     
  7. zurukea

    zurukea Billy Talent is awesomest

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    Buy a DS, I'm getting one soon, I always buy stuff way after it comes out lolz
     
  8. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    The DS is inly in it's "young adult" phase of its life, it's got a long ways to go.
     
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    at rivaldestiny, he can't trade it in because they keep trade in records and when they find out they have a broken DS they will make him pay the money back
     
  10. RivalDestiny

    RivalDestiny WiiChat Member
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    heh, I've gotten away with trading in broken guncon controllers, gamecube controllers, and un-formatted memory cards =P...never had a call back.
     
  11. jan22

    jan22 WiiChat Member

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    They even released a new color. Or.. They released it to get attention because the sales drop... Nah.. ,)
     
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    yeah i think now that many games will involve the touch screen so you can probably sell your old ds on ebay or something and have them fix it or something :aureola:
     
  13. Remegy

    Remegy WiiChat Member

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    hmmm *ponders*
    well, all i can think is that ur in one hell of a problem there my friend...
     
  14. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Guess I better get a new one. Now I just need to choose between silver and black...

    I could just as well give my old one to my sister as a christmas present :lol:
     
  15. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Black xD, Looks sooo much better.
     
  16. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Very true, black looks much nicer. Silver is tempting because it's new, but whatever. Black it is.
     
  17. Remegy

    Remegy WiiChat Member

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    Nice!
     
  18. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    I suggest you trade your old one in. If the game fits in and plays the store won't mind. I got £20/$40 for my Gameboy SP so you should get alittle more for a DS.

    [Yeah I traded it in to get money off Paper Mario]
     

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