Explody DS: anyone else have this problem?
My DS exploded.
Well, okay, it was actually my friend's DS, and it didn't explode. It did, however, start emitting a nasty high-pitched tone (which was fortunately still subject to the volume control), and began to run as if someone accidentally turned off the turbo button (for those of you who didn't own a computer in the early 90s, it got real slow).
After a couple of tries at rebooting (without the game card), with the problem only persisting, eventually it got to the point where it turning it on only results in a black screen (well, two).
Tomorrow it's going back to Nintendo, unless anyone has seen this issue before and knows of some spiffy way to fix it?
And on a side note...why is Nintendo the only one with a 1 year warranty, and why do they think that's good? Dell and Apple offer that standard, with upgrades to longer service (a good idea in the case of laptops). They sell computers that have many permutations of hardware and software. Console makers sell one exact build, and certify every single game that runs on their console...yet they have no confidence in their hardware? The Xbox 360 had only a 3 month warranty at launch, and it soon became apparent why, with all the bricked consoles.
It makes you miss the days of "repairing" your console by blowing into it, but then, what doesn't?