Hardware How do I remove fake Nintendo 3DS Screen Protectors?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-NINTENDO-3DS-SCR...=item3a65269a66 FAKE!

I bought a Nintendo 3DS LCD Screen Protector from eBay from this bastard for about £1.85. Upon arrival, they had engrish scrawl on the actual protector, had a brownish tint and had a crap cleaning cloth. I applied them, knowing that I am a retard, and they scratched almost immediately. I would like to know how to remove them, and replace them with genuine Hori stuff, as I have heard that they can cause permanent damage. Top and bottom screens, please.

Oh, and please, please never buy them from eBay. Just look.
 
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I'm not sure what you expect us to tell you.

Just take the screen protector off normally.
 

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I just both thouse kind from deal xtreme,
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they worked perfectly on mine
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If u want to talk it off, take something that is really skinny, like the end of a envolope of something, (the harder the better), and push it inbetwen the edge that is the least stuck to the screen, and try to peal it off. If not, take a pin and wrap it in 1-2 layers of tissue paper, and pry the protectors off (tissue will protect ur screen from damages)
 

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The best method is to use a very sticky tape, apply to the corner of the screen protector and peel off. This will ruin the protector, but it sounds like they're destined for the trash anyways.
 
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Pro Tip: If you buy one and don't know if it's a fake Hori or not, unpeel the protector from packaging, and if it's sticky it's fake shit but if it's not sticky it's good because it sticks with static which doesn't stick to your creen and put horrible glue on it.
 

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I always use sticky tape (scotch tape isn't sticky enough!) on the sides on the applied protector, then peel it off when some came out.

I had bad experiences with fake (3rd party but not fake hori) protectors as well. It cost me S$10 (US$8, £5) and after sticking just a slight use of the stylus actually scratched the lower screen badly. Now I switch to hori ones which cost $16, far better than the 3rd party ones.

I must say though, that clone was a bad one. The 3DS logo on the protector wrapper was full black and the '3' looked really odd in the image.
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So, Sellotape is my best bet- won't that damage the screen a bit, or anything? It's been on for a while but i've only used the touch screen a tiny bit. Will it leave sticky residue on the screen?
 

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tigris said:
So, Sellotape is my best bet- won't that damage the screen a bit, or anything? It's been on for a while but i've only used the touch screen a tiny bit. Will it leave sticky residue on the screen?
Sellotape (or SCOTCH... Singapore actually claims that 'sello' is incorrect) won't really damage the screen and leave no sticky residue.

You can also use a blower/some cotton buds to remove some dust which were accumulating by the corners of the screen.
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chris888222 said:
tigris said:
So, Sellotape is my best bet- won't that damage the screen a bit, or anything? It's been on for a while but i've only used the touch screen a tiny bit. Will it leave sticky residue on the screen?
Sellotape (or SCOTCH... Singapore actually claims that 'sello' is incorrect) won't really damage the screen and leave no sticky residue.

You can also use a blower/some cotton buds to remove some dust which were accumulating by the corners of the screen.
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Better sooner than later, I suppose
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In the past I've used superglue on my finger, stuck to the corner of the protector and peeled it off that way.

I was trying to remove the screen protector (and failing), then saw the glue on my desk so I figured why not
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Maybe not the best solution but it worked
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