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Nintendo Australia to replace wrist straps - here's how! [Dec. 21st, 2006|04:02 pm]
Nintendo Wii Gamers AUSTRALIA

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Taken from Nintendo Australia's site

Wii Remote Wrist Strap Replacement Information

Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version. We have received some reports that when consumers swing the Wii Remote with the original version of the wrist strap using excessive force and accidentally let go, the cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the Wii Remote to fly across the room. Because some of the Wii consoles shipped in early December utilise the original version of the wrist strap, you will need to determine which version of the wrist strap you have before requesting a replacement. Please see the diagram below to determine if you have the original version of the wrist strap. If your Wii Remote already has the new version of the wrist strap it is not necessary to replace it. The newer wrist strap is thicker than the original version.

To request a replacement wrist strap, contact NINTENDO CUSTOMER SERVICE on (03) 9730 9822 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST).

To check whether your remote has the new or old strap, click here.
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From: pimento
2006-12-21 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna keep my old ones.. eventually they'll be rare and they'll be worth MILLIONS! MWAHAHAHAHAaaaaa......
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[User Picture]From: mattsterweb
2006-12-21 01:20 pm (UTC)
Hey, great idea! I'll keep mine too!

*someone else* Yeah, me too!

*someone else* Yeah, that's a good idea!

*someone else* I'm gonna be rich!

*you* ... dang.

:P
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From: pimento
2006-12-21 10:33 pm (UTC)
Uhmm.. by keep them, I mean... get rid of them because they're worthless.. anyone who keeps them would an idiot, yes...


:D
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[User Picture]From: mesana
2007-01-11 01:35 pm (UTC)
and how long will it take them to replace them? i already had to have my sensor bar replaced. luckily my EB had one left (and before xmas too). they had just gotten 3 in like an hour before and said i could swap it over if i brought it in that day. awesome guys those dudes. just i have 4 of the bastards. it was hard enough to get the 4 motes and chucks preordere, let alone swapping the motes over.
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[User Picture]From: eruntalon
2007-02-27 11:32 am (UTC)
Before I phone, does Nintendo charge existing old strap owners at all?
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