It seems that some gamers are now modifying their Nintendo 3DS hand held devices with Xbox 360 parts to prevent screen scratching.
It's kind of shame for the manufacturer when gamers have to fix the design flaw by themselves.
Wow so some 3ds don't have the rubber spacers odd. Mine has them??? That's not a design flaw just poor assembly or gamers taking the bumpers off. I'm sure nintendo will send you some just like how they did with the wii mote thing.
"I'm sure nintendo will send you some just like how they did with the wii mote thing" "as Nintendo refuse to take responsibility for the problem and recommend using a piece of plastic or cloth placed between the two screens instead" The More You Know <★ Come on, now. Read the first few sentences of the article at least. Good to know that this doesn't affect the warranty. Because it shouldn't.
Lol. The designers over at nintendo must be going "D'OH" *facepalm* Something as simple as adding a little rubber foot haha.
i thought the problem was they did have them but they weren't thick enough on some of the machines.
Oh so the problem isn't the spacers? Really I'm not going to that site man lol. I have a 3ds right here. Hmm so the problem is coins getting stuck in-between well I always carry my 3ds in a pocket with out stuff like that since I did own the clam shell ds and gameboys. Your best bet would be an after market sleeve maybe or try putting stuff like that in the other pocket maybe?
i have rubber spacers and my 3DS doesnt scratch my Microsoft phone does every time i look at it joke but when i slide it in and out my pocket it scratches my 3DS is imune to scratches and im very happy with it the screen is crisper than Vitas but you will need to wait 4 Tekken and certain games before really seing this 3DS has 231ppi/Vita has 220ppi i think the only thing with 3DS is when u close it and hold it ie put abit of pressure on it u get an outline of the circle pad on the upper screen but it wipesaway very easily
wow the 3ds just isnt catching a break :/ wonder how the WiiU will do. Agree or Disagree if you Agree
I have a black 3DS and used the feet from my Xbox 360 Elite (other ones are grey). Works a treat.
Whoever disagreed is either a twit or hasn't tried it. It does work. Here's a pic of mine I just took. http://www.msxbox-world.com...
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simple and cheap screen protectors work too. .....bunch of morons.
Xbox 360 only does everything! ... including fixing your 3DS.
I don't think something like this should ever be necessary.
dang i need some mine already has a small scratch maybe a screen protector asap also dam
lol stop the press
Scratched screens due to a design flaw? Class Action being filed in 5-4-3-2-1...
I might give this a shot.
nice name...just saying.
A really stupid design flaw
Strange i thought it was only a certain batch that had the flaw. Looks like its a flaw in the current 3DS model.
So tell me... why would you use those rubber stoppings from a $300 game console that can't be easily replaced, when you could just run down to your local hardware store and buy some for just $2.
or a pink eraser from your bookbag...
smh really blowing up articles to dangerous levels when it involves nintendo... its not that serious there has been a revision of the product to fix that issue....
Quote Fatstar - "there has been a revision of the product to fix that issue.... " Where? Got a link?
I'd also like to see that link.
I think the main point is.. how did it get by testing. This is a very simple to catch flaw that should have been revised long before final hardware were sent out.
well the marks dont happen right away, dont happen on every console and its not always something you can see right away. I can say mine does have the issue but i had a screen protector from day one (basic for any handheld, cant see why ppl just dont buy one) and i barely see some marks every now and then on the plastic, but never a permanent mark.
Since the NES Nintendo has had a reputation for excellence in hardware design. NO MORE. Who could have seen the trouble Nintendo are in 1 year ago when the Wii was dominating. Now, the Wii is declining, the 3DS isn't selling, the shareholders are running, the Wii U is worrying, and the new hardware faults are troubling...
LOOOL, yeah nintendo is totally sinking. It's obviously a safe yourself scenario. Wii U isn't worrying, whats worrying is the fact of how crap your memory is. Not too long ago SONY, had that little glitch in PSN remember that??? Oh yeah no, sony is the chosen child, the golden boy, the untouchable one. Obviously the wii is dated and with the anouncement of the wiiu people aren't gonna keep buying it. Might just wait until next year to upgrade. The 3DS will have a price drop and they're giving people 20 free games! Obviously on this website everyone but SONY is shit and there for they should just bow down and admit defeat. Nintendo will be fine this is just a rough patch just like SONY had.
why're you having a tantrum and assuming that he's a sony fanboy?
probably cuz he's a sony hater
Isn't Droid Control an Xbox fanboy?
Lol Ms-Xbox world. All they can seem to talk about are systems from other companies
That site is worthless, they don't even know what else to find as news, when I saw "Xbox 360 parts" I though it might be something internal on the console, but now I find out they're talking about a damn piece of plastic, a damn sticker not even considered a system part for Christ sake, they even making Xbox users look bad, even the 360 is looking bad with those idiots!!!!!
Wow no RROD risk joke?
I was just about to make one.
Seeing as how it's rubber stoppers and not anything directly related to the hardware, that's impossible.
My Spidey-N4G senses are telling me to tell you to duck from the incoming barrage of RRoD risk jokes. *gets behind the Incredible Hulk... and gives him a wedgie*
It's actually pretty sad that Nintendo isn't using Corning Gorilla Glass on both screens. (of course that would require the bottom screen to be a capacitive touch screen, which it should have been in the first place)
Hey if I had a 3DS and my screen got scratched because of this Id be pretty annoyed at Nintendo too. Yet another reason Im glad I didn't pick one up at launch.
I have a Black and Teal 3DS and I have no problems... The 3DS has stoppers on the left and right upper side of the top screen. The only way I can see this happening is if you are pressing the hell out of your 3DS when it is closed... Funny how they compare it to Microsoft... The red ring of death can't even be compared because people lost their systems and had to send them in for weeks... I went through 3 of the original Xbox 360's and all 3 red ringed... So the comparison is a joke...
My system doesn't have a scratch, but better do this now before it's too late. Just wondering how he made them stick there.
its much easier to just get a screen protector, most people should have one just for the sake of avoiding regular scratchs on any screen anyway
Screens using Gorilla Glass do not need screen protectors, and if the 3DS were designed properly it wouldn't either as it is very difficult to scratch a screen in a clam-shell. I guess if you dropped it when it was open that could happen, but unless you're a small child you shouldn't be dropping your electronics anyway.
so i just called nintendo and asked politely if they gave me a screen protector to fix my issue and they didn't want to. gotta say firs i felt f*cked by the sudden price drop now THIS . dam nintendo is letting me down . im in the verge of regretting my purchase . -_- . i told them that a simple screen protector would solve my issue but no they couldn't offer me one. dam tight asses now i have to fix their mistake
Of course they won't, as the delivery of that simple, cheap screen protector would probably cost them a lot more than the actual production price of the protector. Why don't you just go to your local store and buy one rather than demanding that from the customer service? l mean it's good that you informed them on the issue but demanding a 2$ solution and wasting your time waiting for it to be delievered does not really sound like the best solution to me. lf they agree to replace your DS for the scratches, however, that would be another case but l highly doubt it.
yes true but its a disigh flaw and i know i didn't pay 250 to have a scratched screen right? weather i pay 1 dollar or 100 for this screen protector is not my point . jesus man i barely have a month with it and theres scratches plus the customer sevice rep was pretty snobby and rude when i simply asked if this was an issue . at this point i don't expect nintendo to do a dam thing about it and its coming out of my pocket . i guess im pissed cause i didn't catch it earlier and could have avoided the scratch on my top screen . but since its there and totally not my faul i think i have the right to be pissed don't you think ? and come on dude how much can nintendo lose for sending a few thousand free screen protectors to those affected huh ? were talking nintendo man not some booth in a swapmeet. im sure they wont go under for it . and its the least they should do for their loyal fanbase.
You do indeed and you're right on your complaint, l'd be pissed too. However l don't see Nintendo doing something about the issue except altering the design for the future machines. They're probably like: "lt's just a scratch anyway, not like the hardware is malfunctioning..."
You would think with all that space on the top half they would have made the screen bigger.
did the Xbox not have the same issue with teh disk drive and scratching disks?
Does this explain why all Xbox360 games have the same graphics as DS games?
That is... ironic
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