3DS scratching top screen when closed

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Tonitonichopchop, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 9, 2009
    United States
    Although I'm aware this issue has been discussed in the past, I was wondering if anyone here knows of a good way to prevent the 3DS from scratching/smudging the top screen when closed. I love my original 3DS and don't want to upgrade to the 3DS XL or 2DS, so I'm curious what others here have done about it. Right now my current solution is putting an old credit card in between the two screens when closed which has done a good job so far. It is a bit annoying though, especially if I want to quickly close my 3DS for whatever reason.
  2. EyeZ

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    I used the foamy material that separated the screens when i received my 3DS, always replacing after use, worked a treat.
  3. Chocolina

    Chocolina GBAtemp Fan

    May 28, 2012
    United States
    Another fine example why people should use screen protectors before they even start playing with their devices.
    Closing the 3DS lid doesn't cause the marks, its the pressing you do while the unit is closed that does the damage.

    Like sitting or wearing tight pants with your 3DS for example.
    The marks show on screen protectors too, but they can be rubber/cleaned away and you definitely avoid permanent damage as well.
  4. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
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    This is what I do since I'm not a fan of screen protectors:
    3DS Top screen wear & tear

    The screenshot has been horribly compressed since I posted it (thx xenforo), but the bumpers are placed directly to the right and left of the inner camera. They are still holding up to this day.
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  5. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 9, 2009
    United States

    Thank you, this is exactly what I wanted:)
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  6. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    Use a screen protector and put a piece of microfibre cloth between the two sections - you're going to need a cloth like that anyways for cleaning the bottom screen every now and then. It's, in my opinion, a better solution than sticking disgusting bumpers on the system - I personally love to keep the exterior of consoles untouched. Additionally, a screen protector will secure the top screen from accidental damage.
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