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3DS: Dual lines going up either side of top Screen
Old 11-02-2013, 10:44 PM
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Hey Everyone,

I know this is a common issue with the 3DS: two lines going vertically along the top screen. I'm trying to figure out a way to prevent further damage to the 3DS (that is if you don't want to send it in to have it fixed, which I believe is free of charge). I've only had one semi-good idea so far, a thick tape to put beneath the D Pad and another piece to put to the right of the Power button. These pieces of tape would line up with the rubber pads on the left and right sides of the top screen (you know, the ones that are supposed to stop this problem from happening!). This should fix this problem, but I'm worried that the tape will leave a residue. Of course, none of us want to damage the beautiful paint on our beloved 3DSs.

Does anyone else have a better idea?

Thanks for reading,
-Electro

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:48 PM
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screen protectors for the top screen, the marks will only appear on the screen protector, and not damage the actual screen
as for them not appearing at all, idk
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Ah, that's true. A screen protector would work, but ones specifically for the 3DS can be expensive unless you want to buy them on Amazon or something... I was hoping to use something that I have at home.
Old 11-02-2013, 11:17 PM
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Buy screen protectors on the cheap from mall kiosks. Most will part with discontinued android and blackberry screen protectors for a reasonable price.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:22 PM
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Ah, that's true. A screen protector would work, but ones specifically for the 3DS can be expensive unless you want to buy them on Amazon or something... I was hoping to use something that I have at home.
i could go to game and get some for about ?1, id say thats quite reasonable
and you can sometimes get them included in protector packs, which have protective carry cases, and can also include extra stylus(es), game card cases, microfibre cloth, in-car chargers
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Yup, that's very true, like I said, though, I was hoping to find a way which would not require me going out to the nearest Mall/Gamestop/Marshalls etc.. to find a cheap screen protector.
Old 11-02-2013, 11:57 PM
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Yup, that's very true, like I said, though, I was hoping to find a way which would not require me going out to the nearest Mall/Gamestop/Marshalls etc.. to find a cheap screen protector.
then order online? or wait until you are next over in that direction and drop by gamestop or whatever if they do them and get some?
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:17 AM
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You're not understanding my point. Yes, I can just go out and buy them but I don't want to. I want to come up with a way in which I can use something laying around in my house to fix this problem. Plus, can't a screen protector effect the 3D?
Old 11-03-2013, 02:38 AM
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If you have other consoles like an Xbox 360 for example, you can peel off and use the rubber feet. If you have Kid Icarus: Uprising, the stand it came with also has rubber feet.

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Thanks, that's a good idea!

Btw, sorry if I came across as rude before. I guess I didn't specify exactly what I was looking for.
Old 11-03-2013, 04:07 AM
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There is an invisible solution for this problem.
On the Original 3DS:

You will need:
- thick, foamy tape. Like the one that sticks the Wii Sensor Bar to your telly.
- a sharp knife, or some sissors.

What you'll need to do:
- gently pry out the bumpers on th etop screen.
- peel of one end of the tape and place the bumper on the tape.
- cut of a piece of tape with the same dimensions as the bumper.
- peel of the other end of the tape and place the bumper back in place.

This will raise the bumper up to one milimeter and does not show.

Also, to prevent the 'double stripes'
- get a case that prevents as much pressure on the 3DS as possible. Like the Hori Hard Case.
- keep your screen clean, as well as the raised bits on the lower screen that couse the problem in the first place.
- get a good screen protector just to be sure. If the problem does occur, and is annoying simply replace the protector. The Hori screen protector works really well and is very easy to apply.

I don't know if it's nessesary to highten the bumpers on the XL. I just had a look and the bumpers are in a better place, raising the top screen over the bottom frame.

Oh, and I don't work for Hori ^_~v
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:23 AM
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Like the guy above me posted rubber feet the thinner the better just look as you close it to make sure its not too thin and the top screen does not touch the bottom I did this to mine no scratches best place for the rubber feet are one on each side of the camera when it closes the feet should touch the start\select bar.
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Like the guy above me posted rubber feet the thinner the better just look as you close it to make sure its not too thin and the top screen does not touch the bottom I did this to mine no scratches best place for the rubber feet are one on each side of the camera when it closes the feet should touch the start\select bar.
Do the rubber feet leave a residue if you were to take it off? Great idea on where to place them.

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Originally Posted by Mactire View Post
There is an invisible solution for this problem.
On the Original 3DS:

You will need:
- thick, foamy tape. Like the one that sticks the Wii Sensor Bar to your telly.
- a sharp knife, or some scissors.

What you'll need to do:
- gently pry out the bumpers on the top screen.
- peel of one end of the tape and place the bumper on the tape.
- cut of a piece of tape with the same dimensions as the bumper.
- peel of the other end of the tape and place the bumper back in place.

This will raise the bumper up to one millimeter and does not show.

Also, to prevent the 'double stripes'
- get a case that prevents as much pressure on the 3DS as possible. Like the Hori Hard Case.
- keep your screen clean, as well as the raised bits on the lower screen that causes the problem in the first place.
- get a good screen protector just to be sure. If the problem does occur, and is annoying simply replace the protector. The Hori screen protector works really well and is very easy to apply.

I don't know if it's necessary to heighten the bumpers on the XL. I just had a look and the bumpers are in a better place, raising the top screen over the bottom frame.

Oh, and I don't work for Hori ^_~v
The bumpers on the XL were fixed so they don't cause this problem
Thanks for the great tutorial, I'm just not sure what you mean by "thick foamy tape".