Putting a DS Lite with broken hinge into new case?


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So I was looking on dealextreme, and found this awesome case. Naturally as a Zelda fan, I need this case. I was thinking about buying a used DS lite, and remembered that lots of people have DS Lites with broken hinges. However, they still work fine. I was wondering if I would be better off getting one with a broken hinge and putting it in a new case. I know it would be cheaper. I just don't know if it would work or not. I'd appreciate any help on this! :)

Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching, but it wouldn't let me use ds in the search for some reason. It would take it out..etc.

Thanks in advance!
Alie said:
They also have refurbished nintendo ds lite for like 80$...take one of those ;)

$80 isn't that cheap. And apparently it comes with a non-nintendo battery and charger, and 1 stylus, and no manuals.

I don't know if replacement cases replace the hinge too or not.
If it doesn't, I saw new hinges for like 6 bucks shipped on ebay. It just seems like I could save a lot of money using one with a broken hinge.