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Old 02-19-2015, 12:08 PM
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Quick questions for those who own a "New" 3DS. Normal or XL.


On the older models, like my OG 3DS, the frame around the touch screen would kinda scratch the top screen. The scratches are pretty bad on mine. Incredibly noticeable when in 3D or even when playing in a bright room/area. Does the New 3DS have this same problem?
Old 02-19-2015, 12:12 PM
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It can still happen but it requires a lot more pressure to be put on the unit than the original. It could happen if you were keeping it in a very tight pocket for example.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:14 PM
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That's good to hear. I barely put any pressure on mine when it happened. Thanks for the information. Gonna buy a microfibre cloth I reckon, for extra security.
Old 02-19-2015, 08:35 PM
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After I learned about the scratches happening, my immediate reaction would to be take action in the form of putting something between the two screens when I close the unit.

This is my first venture into hand held gaming and I want to keep the screen looking nice. What I've noticed on the videos of the NEW 3DS XL is each and every one of them come with a thin Styrofoam pad already in place between the two screens. I guess most people just throw that away. I didn't and planed from the start to use that thin Styrofoam every time I close my NEW 3DS system. So far it's worked well.

Like you said, a microfiber cloth between the two screens will work.

Of course now my fear is (when it comes to the screen scratching) using the stylus. For now I only use the stylus very rarely if at all. I mainly use my finger on the bottom screen hoping to keep the bottom screen from getting scratched. But what I've been noticing is finger and smear marks all over the screen.

So I'm wondering as far as keeping the bottom screen clean and scratch free, is it better to use the stylus or your finger?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:13 AM
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After I learned about the scratches happening, my immediate reaction would to be take action in the form of putting something between the two screens when I close the unit.

This is my first venture into hand held gaming and I want to keep the screen looking nice. What I've noticed on the videos of the NEW 3DS XL is each and every one of them come with a thin Styrofoam pad already in place between the two screens. I guess most people just throw that away. I didn't and planed from the start to use that thin Styrofoam every time I close my NEW 3DS system. So far it's worked well.

Like you said, a microfiber cloth between the two screens will work.

Of course now my fear is (when it comes to the screen scratching) using the stylus. For now I only use the stylus very rarely if at all. I mainly use my finger on the bottom screen hoping to keep the bottom screen from getting scratched. But what I've been noticing is finger and smear marks all over the screen.

So I'm wondering as far as keeping the bottom screen clean and scratch free, is it better to use the stylus or your finger?

Can you use one of those soft tip stylus' like you would use on today's smart phones? or do those stylus, operate through a different mechanism?
Old 02-23-2015, 02:21 PM
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From my experience the stylus can scratch the bottom screen, but that screen can take a beating. I haven't used a stylus in years. Too small for me.
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My 3DS XL has little rubber bumpers keeping a tiny space of air between my screens. I baby my system and keep it in a case. I never put it in a pants pocket. When I would carry mine around, it was Winter. So, I had it in a very loose coat pocket. Now that it's Summer, I really don't know how to transport my system without putting it in a pocket, which would be very bulky in it's case. Any suggestions? Like maybe a messengers satchel?