I already had a DSi die on me a few years back, but that time it was under warranty so I just sent it back to Nintendo and they game be a new one. This time my DSi has a similar problem but it’s no longer under warranty. It begins by turning off randomly, and then to not at all. During my latest attempt to turn it on again, I saw that the top screen display malfunctioned. Derp.
The thing is, I didn’t even play on it obsessively or bring it outside that much. Damn, the DSi has terrible durability. Good thing I still have my DS Lite I bought back in 2007 or 2008. I was an idiot kid who didn’t care for my electronics properly and my classmate dropped that thing on pavement multiple times (didn’t have a protective case back then), it still works fine. Years of intensive playing gave me malfunctioned shoulder buttons, but at least it still freaking turns on. I also don’t have a cracked hinge.
I checked Ninty’s website and apparently I need to pay $85 to repair my DSi. No thanks, I have a working DS Lite (minus shoulder buttons) and a fabulous 3DS in case I want to play an action game that utilizes shoulder buttons. I officially give up on the DSi. Logically thinking, it was a useless revision of the DS anyways. No ability to play GBA games, shorter battery life, doesn’t feel nice on the hands, and two bad experiences tell me that it’s less durable than the DSL. The DSi shop I never used since the massive DS game library was enough to satisfy me.
It was good knowing you, DSi. But what I intended to be the backup for my DSL ended up dying first. Not cool.