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Nintendo replaces DS with a single dead pixel on LCD
  Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 9th, 2004 2:18 PM
I must say, I've always thought Nintendo was a great company -- their "Quality Not Quantity" approach really worked well for them in the past, and it looks like that philosophy stretches over into their hardware as well. Dead pixels are common amongst PC laptops and often you're out of luck on returning/exchanging an LCD that only has a few dead pixels or doesn't have a certain number of dead pixels within 1 inch of eachother for example. One unlucky new Nintendo DS owner found he had a single dead pixel on his LCD screen -- while most manufacturers wouldn't lift a finger, Nintendo promptly replaced his unit in just 5 days.

This is a great move by Nintendo, and while I wouldn't expect laptop manufacturers to eat the costs of an entire LCD screen over one or two dead pixels, it's good to know that there are some companies out there that want to provide the best experience they can for their customers.

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