Liquid under 3ds xl top screen...

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  1. xtreme1
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    So i got a nice new 3ds xl and wanted to protect it with a skinomi screen protector. Bottom went on fine, top took a little bit more. Since these are wet screen protectors i guess i got the top one too wet andnow even after i removed the top scren protector I have lots of little black spots all over the inside of the screen.

    I put it under a hair dryer on warm for about an hour and now moved it to some brown rice. Anyone have any other tips?
     
  2. Schizoanalysis

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    It may not be the tip you want, but next time just use Hori (dry) screen protectors.
     
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    Im going to just send it in to http://www.gophermods.com/ and be done with it.

    Yeah. Future reference I guess.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    ...wet screen protectors? Sounds dangerous. :mellow:

    I've never seen any of those around here - all I've seen are dry. Water and electronics don't generally go well together, unless we're talking about a kettle, I suppose. :unsure:
     
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    You can open the 3DS XL, and there is a plastic cover over the LDC screen. Try wiping it off with a microfiber cloth.
     
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    While this is good advice, more often than not opening the system and wiping it like that introduces a lot of dust onto the screen and it's surprisingly hard to get it clean again. What I would to would be putting the system in a dry sock and burrying it in rice over a couple of nights - it should get rid of the moisture.
     
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    True, but unless he used distilled water it can still leave spots after drying. That is why I suggested microfiber (or any other dust free cloth) will work. Also a pair of rubber gloves to keep fingerprints off it wouldn't hurt.
     
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    Very true. I guess it all depends on whether there will or will not be any marks and whether he can or can't open the system.
     
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    Did that. It's in the LCD, no water under it.

    Yeah. I knew that would be the catch. Of course there is dust under it now, but that is a small price to pay for trying to fix the wet screen itself.

    Since it is a holiday in the States until Monday, I will be leaving it locked in a air tight ziplock until tuesday. (tried to pickup some silica gel, but couldnt find any locally)

    Since it is in the screen itself, I really just have zero hope it will actually do anything. It is also not distilled water, but a clear drying solution made by Skinomi. The irony is I actually already applied a skinomi protector before, with no issue. They tend to look good.

    Cant embed the image, but here is what I'm dealing with: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4dwru9mw4ixnh1f/20140831_090026.jpg?dl=0
     
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    I am in complete shock, the screen is actually about 90% better after a full day in rice.

    But get this. Now my hinge broke. Somehow sitting in rice all day has broken my hinge. WTF.

    SOOOO.... Anyone know how to fix a 3DS XL hinge? The hinge still works at the 120 degree angle and the 180 holds it somewhat, but the usable angle, the 170 degree angle click just disappeared.