updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed August 2, 2006
DS Lites repaired free
According to Nintendo, some DS Lites - 0.02 percent by their estimation - have developed cracks in the plastic on the left-hand side of the hinge, by the power connector. GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that Lite owners in both Europe and North America can contact Nintendo for free repair if they discover such damage, since their systems should still be under the one-year warranty. This is not the first time that the DS has had technical problems, since some units in the original shipment suffered from dead pixels. Buyers were able to get free replacement units in that case.