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DS Phat hooked on crack [Update 1]

When the big scare of hinge damage on a massive scale to shipments of DS Lites in America hit, we were all going over our units with a magnifying glass. We were all thankful that Nintendo was so kind as to offer free repairs for damaged handhelds. Turns out the issue might not only be Lite-exclusive.

During the latest podcast from VGM Daily, it's revealed that a DS Phat developed a rather large crack at the hinge. If you're one of the few who didn't trade up for their DS Lite and kept your old unit, you might want to go check at the bottom of that dusty old box out in the garage that currently houses your DS Phat and make sure it's without crack.

We've contacted our Nintendo rep and will update you as to how Nintendo will handle your broken DS Phat. Keep an eye on DS Fanboy for further updates.

[Update 1: Cleaned up the wording a bit.]

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9-06-2006 @ 12:55PM

Tempest said...

Reputation Nintendo will not fall never.


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David Hinkle2

9-06-2006 @ 12:55PM

David Hinkle said...


The sentence refers to those who did not trade up their original DS for a DS Lite and opted to hold on to it. Whether they purchased a DS Lite or not is irrelevant. For the sake of clarity, however, I will change the post.

Thanks for reading!


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wii the people3

9-06-2006 @ 2:09PM

wii the people said...

Damnit David Hinkle! Stop taking shit from these barely literate morons and start practicing the words "Fuck off" in a mirror. I would say practice typing them in a mirror but it would just look screwed up with the reflection and all. Just say it until I come up with a viable solution.


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David Hinkle4

9-06-2006 @ 2:49PM

David Hinkle said...

I've never been one to turn down good advice. ;)

Thanks for reading!


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9-06-2006 @ 4:09PM

Jules said...

The last sentence of the middle paragraph doesn't make sense. Surely it should be the people that did get a ds lite that should be checking on their phats in the garage.


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9-06-2006 @ 4:11PM

Jules said...

First off 'wii the people' i'll take your advice and tell you to fuck off. My English is fine, i'm from England, and I have a university degree so don't go judging people as barely literate. My comment was not to have a go at Dave. I actually like Dave's posts because they're always very entertaining.

My point was that I have a DS phat and don't understand why it would be in a box in a garage if I don't have a DS lite - afterall I'd want to have my DS with me to play on. Right?

Anyway the post doesn't have to be updated for my sake. Keep up the good work Dave.


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big E7

8-01-2007 @ 12:22AM

big E said...

my orignal ds had that problem and it turned into an unusable top screen


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