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Is your touch-screen yellow?

Reader greatslack wrote in to us explaining a little problem with his DS Lite. See, the touch-screen has kind of taken on this yellowish tint. In hitting the tubes to find others who documented this same problem, he stumbled upon this. The linked story does show a DS Lite unit with a noticeable tint, however we've never even heard of such a thing happening before.

Have any of you noticed a yellowish tint affect the touch-screen of your DS Lite?

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1-18-2007 @ 11:32AM

Fortyseven said...

I *did* notice a very very slight tint on my Lite, but I noticed it a couple months after purchasing it. I just assumed it was due to the touch screen itself...

I have to really look for it to notice it, though.


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Blue Sam2

1-18-2007 @ 11:41AM

Blue Sam said...

I didn't notice until you mention it. It look little yellow to me. I don't remmy if I had same or different since I brought it.


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Andy G3

1-18-2007 @ 11:47AM

Andy G said...

I've always noticed it, just thought it was normal I guess, but I don't have a DS lite, I have a DS Phat, and mine's been like that since I got it.


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1-18-2007 @ 11:51AM

oe said...

I can't really tell. Maybe the thin film of grease from constant use on my Enamel Navy's touchscreen is acting as both stylus lubricant and screen protector.


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1-18-2007 @ 11:55AM

Melm said...

There are tons of accounts of this out there on the forums and other sites. Even IGN has an article covering this, among other problems with the DS Lite:

I have it to, but it doesn't bother me that much.



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1-18-2007 @ 11:55AM

Redshifted said...

I have noticed the same thing with my white one (bought in North America). Thankfully my black pokemon one (imported from Japan) does not have this problem.

Was driving me nuts for a few days, but now I don't care anymore! :)


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1-18-2007 @ 12:02PM

Menge said...

Yes, mine's a little yellowish. but it's always been like that. it's not really noticeable.


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1-18-2007 @ 12:54PM

msoya said...

Yes, mine was yellow from day one. It's only noticeable on the health and safety warning screen, really - it's not easy to see on the main menu, and almost impossible to notice in-game.


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1-18-2007 @ 1:20PM

theGreatOne said...

WTF? it's NOT normal? balls, mine's been like that since day one, figured different type of screen inevitably meant slightly different display capabilities.
Never been a problem, but I want mine fixed anyway.


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1-18-2007 @ 1:27PM

alienhead said...

My phat ds has a tint to it, But not my lite.


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1-18-2007 @ 1:54PM

Pierre said...

thanks for pointing that out. really. I hate you. It's all I'm going to think about when I turn on my DS Lite now.


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paul haine12

1-18-2007 @ 1:57PM

paul haine said...

My DS Lite (dark blue, Japanese import) has a yellowish touch screen, but it's only noticable during the 'WARNING DO NOT PLAY IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIE OR SOMETHING' screens that you always get on boot up.


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1-18-2007 @ 2:32PM

waliur said...

when i bought my one it was white, a few months later i saw it become yellow, i contacted nintendo, they told me to send it over and confirmed that it was not ment to belike that and they sent me another ds lite, when i recieved the second one, that too was yellow and i contacted nintendo again and gave me another lite, they knew what the problem was and sorted out the probelm immedialty, great customer service. my advice contact nintendo tell them and they will give you one that is white not yellow


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1-18-2007 @ 3:37PM

Dan said...

Mine IS yellow. It was a launch day DS Lite. Since it had a yellow screen and a dead pixel, I returned it to Nintendo and got back another unit... with a yellow screen. A friend of mine also had a yellow screen so I just assumed all of them were like that.


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1-18-2007 @ 3:38PM

Xyzzy said...

I had a Sony Clie (Palm device) way back in the day and the first one I had was VERY yellow. I replaced it with a new one that was white. Not sure what causes it, but it has to be something with touchscreen technology.


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1-18-2007 @ 4:27PM

Bryan said...

PSA: Don't eat cheetohs whilst you play your DS.


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1-18-2007 @ 5:44PM

Linc said...

I have had this since I bought mine, you get used to it, and its not as bad as in that pic. But when comparing mine to my buddies who both bought at the same time, mine was noticably more yellow than his.


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1-18-2007 @ 5:47PM

atsui said...

Mine is perfect.


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1-18-2007 @ 8:31PM

EBG said...

Mine has a very yellow-y tint, but I don't want to send it in, or use up my extended warranty.


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1-18-2007 @ 9:15PM

Kefka said...

I've never noticed any yellowness with my Phat... long live the Phat!~


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