Nintendo admits manufacturing flaws for DS Lite

By Justin Mann on July 24, 2006, 9:21 PM
Nintendo has recently admitted that there is a flaw in the design of the DS Lite. The flaw, which lies in the housing for the unit, can cause cracking above the power connector. While it affected a minor portion of DS Lite owners and doesn't affect the functionality of the unit (in the short term), Nintendo is still making customers aware of the issue and offering replacements to those who have damaged units. Whether or not this lies outside the standard warranty on the unit is unclear, but with a manufacturing defect they don't have much choice but to replace them.

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asphix said:
Hrmm.. I'll have to check mine when I get home. The unit seems to be pretty robust so far.. so I guess as long as you dont miss the hole as your plugging it into the charger, and dont pile it into your pocket with loads of other stuff, you have less to worry about.More importantly, its good to know that Nintendo is addressing the issue appropriately... considering the sheer number of units sold already, it speaks volumes about them as a company that they have so readily accepted the reality of the issue and offered a customer-friendly solution to those effected.
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