Fix 3DS scratches?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Poketard, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Poketard
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    My 3DS top screen has a scratch on it. Is there any way I can fix this without sending it in for repairs?
     
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    buy other toothpaste and try it again? it worked for me.
     
  5. Poketard
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    Really? Worked for you? Guess i'm just not applying enough pressure...
     
  6. Eerpow

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    No don't do it! the screen will end up with millions of small scratches instead. And could get a LOT worse depending on what toothpaste you use.
    Get something that is actually designed to melt the plastic on a microscopic level, I've used it before and can't recommend it enough, displex!
    Buy a high quality microfiber cloth add a few drops of displex and polish it for like 10-15 minutes almost continuously. Never had screen scratches on my 3DS screens, but I've removed scratches this way on the outside shiny casing of my original 3DS.
     
  7. avran89

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    If the scratches are from contact with the bottom screen, I would recommend getting a Nerf skin or put some black electrical tape around the top corner to prevent the top screen from touch the bottom screen's edge.