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Today i was browsing a web page with the system and all of a sudden i get a black screen with white text: an error has ocurred, please power off the system and check the dsi operations manual. Now i get this error every time i pick ANY OPTION at the main menu (game, system settings, browser, music). Console is 2 months old.
This pissed me off a lot, i'm getting tired of such ****ty quality hardware being released to the masses (360 RRoD, PS3 YLOD and now this).
Already tried removing the battery then putting it back and do a manual system reset (hold all buttons and press power).
Since i live in argentina there is 0 chance to send it for repairs to nintendo, any ideas on what can i do to fix it?
Edited by Fox_Smash - 1/24/11 at 2:26pm
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Cant you take it back to where you bought it from rather than a direct RMA with Ninty?
    
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Cant you take it back to where you bought it from rather than a direct RMA with Ninty?
My sister bought it in the USA, in a best buy store, no chance for returns to anywhere.
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Is your sister still in the US and is it too expensive to ship it back to her? She could do th RMA for you.
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I would personally email Nintendo and ask if they would still do the warranty on it, worth a shot.

Worst case they say no but they may, just say yes. Gotta be better than nothing.
    
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No, she came back like 1 month and a half ago.
I should maybe find a replacement motherboard?
If i get it fixed, i'm selling it ASAP.
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I would call the store manager of where she bought it and explain what is going on and ask if you can ship it directly to their store for some sort of return, or exchange. Suggest that you're willing to pay for return shipping as well if you need to.
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I would call the store manager of where she bought it and explain what is going on and ask if you can ship it directly to their store for some sort of return, or exchange. Suggest that you're willing to pay for return shipping as well if you need to.
Not possible, we live in argentina and the console was bought in the USA.
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I miss the quality of old consoles and electronics. Nowadays with mass production and such low prices for powerful hardware, companies don't build things as solid anymore.
 
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Quote:
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Not possible, we live in argentina and the console was bought in the USA.
Why is that not possible? Because you don't want to pay to ship it?
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