Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dead DS

Spark is sitting and playing a game on his DS in the living room as we are trying to motivate him to go and empty his part of the dishwasher. He gets up, with his DS in his hand and heads into the kitchen to get his job done. I am out on the deck throwing old popcorn off to the chicken when I hear this horrible scream. I come running in and here he has, on his way into the kitchen, dropped his DS into the dogs full water bowl. What are the chances, the bowl is tiny compared to the size of the room. We wiped it off with a rag, dried the keys with the hair dryer, laid it on a towel to drain and watched as the screens went blank.

He has spent the afternoon scouring the internet for solutions on what to do with it now. One place said that Game Stop will buy them and have them fixed - not true. He called them and as he was hanging up the phone he said "They pay zero dollars and zero cents for broken game systems." I wasn't surprised but didn't want to dash is hopes in case it really was true. Anyone out there have any suggestions? If he gets a new one it will be because he bought it with his own money so he is desperate to find a way to make it work.

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Unless the wiring has already been damaged, it might simply need a good drying.Before you give up on it entirely, did you try drying it out completely? You could try throwing it into a ziploc baggie with some of those silica packets they put into everything from shoes to electronics. It's worth a shot. Good luck!

Peace and Laughter,