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Old 02-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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So I was playing tennis right. Getting really into it, right. I swing really hard (wearing the wrist strap), the wiimote slips out of my hand. The safty strap will catch it, right? Wrong. The loopy thing in the wiimote breaks clean through. The wiimote bounces off the wall, the window and finally drops to the ground. Now I have a nice dent in the wall. At least I had the rubber on the wiimote. No damage except where the strap ripped through. You think it'* covered under warranty?


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have you read how many times that has happened online?

lucky it didnt crack your TV like many others
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Nvr mind, warranty on acc. is only 3 months and my sis has had this for almost a year. Looks like it'* back to wal-mart I go They'll take anything back, even without a reciept!

I didn't realize the remote itself was breaking, I thought that ppl just weren't using the straps. Wow. It could have been a lot worse, so I guess I'm okay about the whole thing.
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Haha!...Wii is so awesome, you'll never see nonsense like this out of PS3 and Xbox players, unless they throw those cumbersome remotes in disgust.

I can't believe it slipped out of your hand, even with the bulky rubber condom!
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Nvr mind, warranty on acc. is only 3 months and my sis has had this for almost a year. Looks like it'* back to wal-mart I go They'll take anything back, even without a reciept!

I didn't realize the remote itself was breaking, I thought that ppl just weren't using the straps. Wow. It could have been a lot worse, so I guess I'm okay about the whole thing.

dont give up.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/strapreplace.jsp


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Wii Remote Wrist Strap Replacement Request Form

NOTE: The following wrist strap replacement information applies to certain Wii video game systems and individually sold Wii Remotes purchased before December 31st, 2006.

Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version. Because Wii consoles shipped starting in early December already utilized the newer version of the strap, you will need to determine which version of the strap you have before ordering a replacement. To view the difference between the original and the new version of the strap, please click here.

If you have an original version of the strap, please complete the form below to get a replacement

cant hurt to check it out.
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I can't believe it slipped out of your hand, even with the bulky rubber condom!
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Never happened with my Wii. Boy you guys play with it harder than me I guess!!
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I can't believe it slipped out of your hand, even with the bulky rubber condom!
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Ya...that was a little tongue-in-cheek comment.
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My son'* buddy smashed his laptop screen with a Wii-mote.

I'm still waiting for that kid'* Pops to make good on his claim to pay up for it.
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Wii Remote Wrist Strap Replacement Request Form

NOTE: The following wrist strap replacement information applies to certain Wii video game systems and individually sold Wii Remotes purchased before December 31st, 2006.

Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version. Because Wii consoles shipped starting in early December already utilized the newer version of the strap, you will need to determine which version of the strap you have before ordering a replacement. To view the difference between the original and the new version of the strap, please click here.

If you have an original version of the strap, please complete the form below to get a replacement

Can't just replace the strap, there'* no where to put it back on!
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