Is it possible to re-affix a screen protector?

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  1. Pedeadstrian
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    I recently used my 3DS for the first time, so I decided to get a screen protector. The top one worked just fine, but inbetween dusting off the bottom one and applying it, a few specks of dust fell onto the screen, and now they show up with air bubbles. So what I'm wondering is if it's possible to take off a screen protector and still have it work, or if it's possible to use a credit card or the smoothing tool to get rid of those specks without scratching the screen.
     
  2. McFlurry

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    You can just grab a creditcard and slide towards the air bubble. At least, that worked for me a couple of times. Depends on the type of screenprotector though, I think.
     
  3. Kouen Hasuki

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    Air bubbles will drop out over time in my experience
     
  4. bowser

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    As long as it doesn't have any adhesive, just take it off and wash it with water and reapply. It worked for me. Just be careful not to scratch it.
     
  5. Pedeadstrian
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    Since I have dust or other foreign material in the air bubble, won't the speck scratch the screen?
    Even when there's a foreign object inside them?
     
  6. raulpica

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    If you remove it it'll catch SO MUCH dust under it that it won't even attach anymore.

    Seriously, don't even try :P
     
  7. superspudz2000

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    u cant reapplly iit once its on. the back is sticky.
    just rub the spot until the air come out.

    also next time you should do it in a place with lots of moisture to prevent dust. some have suggested running hot water in the bathroom sink until the air fills with moisture,

    but what i do is wait until someone boils a pot of soup on the stove, then do it on the kitchen table before supper.
     
  8. Kouen Hasuki

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    Or full blast the shower with the door closed for a few mins
     
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