It’s broken. Yes my DS Lite arrived but it is broken. It has a hard time reading the cartridges and it also freezes more often than not while trying to play a game.
I researched a little online, asked a few forums if this was the norm and sure enough, it isn’t. I already submitted my return request via the online retailer and just my luck, they don’t have any left in stock so there is no way they can send me a replacement. Instead, they will refund me my money and give me a $5.00 gift certificate. How sweet. I’m just going to have to wait until I see it in stock again. Perhaps it’s a better bet if I buy it locally, that way I don’t have to mess with sending it in the mail to be returned if it comes broken again.
I just thought I’d update this and let everyone know that my DS did not actually arrive broken and that it was the carts I was trying to use that were actually broken.
I went out that same night and bought two games from Game Stop. I put each one in and each one turned on and played fine. They both did not show symptoms of “no DS cart inserted” and again played without a hitch.