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I have a Nintendo DS Lite that needs a new housing. It works fine, just the rounded hinge on the right is bent and cracked because it was dropped. Can a local repair shop put a new housing on, or do I have to send back to Nintendo? It is out of warranty. I found some new housings on ebay and they are cheap, but the instructions on replacing the housing that I found on another site were daunting. So, I can purchase the housing and have someone else put it together, or send it back to Nintendo. What is my cheapest but best option?

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Go to this page on Nintendo's website. Regardless of your warranty status, they will offer repair options.

"Nintendo DS Lite - Plastic Housing and Hinge Issues

If your Nintendo DS is experiencing issues with the plastic housing (such as a cracked hinge), please contact our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 so that we may provide you with repair options."

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