How do I tell if my DS has a screen protector on it?

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    How do I tell if my DS has a screen protector on it?

    Just bought a DSi, not sure if it has a screen protector on it, don't want to accidentally rip up the screen thinking it's a protector.
     
  2. ShadowSoldier

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    ... Did you buy it used?
     
  3. spinal_cord

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    You should be able to see it at the edges of the screen, no screen protector fits perfectly, you will see the edge if you look close enough.
     
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    used, of course, otherwise it wouldn't have one on it

    it's hard to tell if it's gunk at the perfect angle, or a screen protector, going to take it apart.

    DSis didn't use tri-wing screwdrivers it seems?

    the little snots that owned it before screamed profanities into the DSi sound program, ate food all over it, and chewed the stylus.

    My parents would've sold my gameboy to buy a stick big enough to beat me.
     
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    Look in the corner of the screen. The DS lite protector I have, its rounded edges, so it doesn't fit in the corner. You should be able to tell. If not, as crazy as it sounds, what I did, I used a thumbtack to lightly, and I mean extremely lightly pick at the corner to see if it did. If the thumbtack moved, it was gunk, If it got stuck, then it had a protector on it.

    Of course the protector I had, the corners had 4 rounded corners.. so it made it easy to see.
     
  6. Legaia

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    you know what? even if you bought it used and you don't know if it had or not the protection,buy one and put anyway just to be sure, after this if you think in some way the touchscreen is failing then you shoud remove it
     
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    No screen protector, I'll need to figure a way to fix it or buy a new screen.

    I used a new exacto knife blade lightly on the corners, just gunk.

    Thanks much.
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    Get some canned air or whatever to make sure you clean it, maybe a cloth afterwards. I sometimes use glasses cleaner on a cloth and give it a quick wipe. Then just get some screen protectors. Not surprising kids didn't have screen protectors, not very many kids do when it comes to electronics.

    [the fuck? afterwards isn't a word? afterward? that doesn't sound right...]
     
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    Do you have any air bubbles on the screen?
    Oh and you can't rip off the DSi's screens.
     
  10. zeromac

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    How can you NOT tell if it has a screen protector or not?! Its so easy to tell, just look at the texture of the screen you CAN tell
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

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    Well if he's never seen a DSi screen before or something, it's sort of hard to tell what the texture should look like.
     
  12. RchUncleSkeleton

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    A good way to check for a screen protector without risking damaging the screen is to use a guitar pick which is plastic and has no sharp edges....guitar picks also work great as a tool to open cases of small electronics such as ipods, cell phones, etc.
     
  13. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Huh... how good are they at separating Lego?
     
  14. RchUncleSkeleton

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    Not sure....never tried it! I'm guessing a pick thin enough to fit between the lego wouldn't be strong enough to separate them...If it's something you're not particularly worried about scratching or gouging you can probably use the dull side of a butter knife or something to get it apart....be careful when trying to separate metals though as they will get bent using such tools.
     
  15. shri1026

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    . anyway for how many bucks did you buy ????