3ds XL top screen protector

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  1. arapozo
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    arapozo GBAtemp Regular

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    Is there any way to remove the top screen protector that sits in front of the lcd?
    Recently it has gotten a couple of dust particles inside of it and is driving me insane.
     
  2. arapozo
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    arapozo GBAtemp Regular

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    Nobody else has experienced this problem?
     
  3. how_do_i_do_that

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    You can open it up by removing the screws that are covered up by the 4 rounded corner squares found around the top screen.

    Of couse people experience this. People tend to just avoid doing anything that causes this in the first place like putting it in a lint filled pocket.


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    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20120802/231891/
     
  4. zb123

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    I just removed my top shell and replaced it and it's extremely hard to get back on correctly, It's sort of off and causes the edges to be a bit sharp.
     
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    I would recommend you not to open up that area just to clean it, usually you'll end up with more dust inside than before, unless it's really that bad.
     
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    Agree with what Jax604 said. Do not open the console unless it is so bad that needs to be opened.
     
  7. innercy

    innercy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    my previous experience opening the top cover of 3ds was a disaster!!
     
  8. arapozo
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    arapozo GBAtemp Regular

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    I opened it and close it back again. The screen and the front are actually hold together so it would take some work to separate them.
    That leaves me thinking how the hell does something get inside. Based also on the fact that I do not put this on my pockets or anywhere dusty enough.
    I put one of those screen films on top and is less noticeable, if it gets where I can't stand it I'll sell it and buy an new one.
     
  9. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    It is glued together or it is held down by double sided film. If you end up removing too much of the adhesive, I can recommend you get this:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WIQW3U/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    This will allow you to rebond anything you need since it is normally used in cell phones and small electronics that are have things that are held together with this type of adhesive. You might have to find the EU equivalent seller on from amazon in your region though.
     
  10. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Get a can of compressed air and just try every possible area? If the dust got in there then there must be a way to push air through. Even if you can't get it out you might be able to push it to the side.