Anyone scratch their DS's touchscreen yet?

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As I'm beginning to use the touchscreen on the DS more often, I'm worried
about causing unintentional scuffs and scratches.

I replaced the touchscreen with my first PDA (WinCE Cassioepia E-100) due to
scratching. It was a major PITA to both locate a new touchscreen overlay
and install it on that PDA, so definetly don't want to repeat that
experience with the DS. I got that PDA back in '99, but it seems that the
construction for touchscreens have come a long way since then. I also have
a Cassiopeia BE-300, which is much more resistant to scratching. (I don't
even bother with using screen protectors for the BE-300.) The touchscreen
for the DS seems to be as resistant to scratching as the BE-300, but would
hate to find out after the fact. I'm gentle when using the stylus, however
many of the DS games (especially mini-games in "Mario 64 DS") require quite
a bit of "rubbing" to be played -- which raises concern. Prefer not to have
to use a screen protector as they slightly distort the screen image.

BTW: For those that want to use screen protectors, I found something that
works great from the years I've had the above Cassiopeia E-100. Forget the
packaged "screen protectors" and their enormous markup prices. Go to a
hardware or office supply store and just get a roll of that thin and clear
lamination stuff. (The same stuff that manufacturers put on new products,
such as the front display of say a DVD player, that protects the product
until it reaches the consumer.) You can get a big roll for $5, measure out
a section the size of the LCD, and just cut it with an Exacto knife. Easy
to apply without air bubbles getting trapped, no adhesives (static keeps it
set in place), and sure as heck is a lot less expensive.

Cheers,
-Eric
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    I have not had any other "touch screen" device in the past, my DS has
    been used extensively, and if you give the bottom screen a wipe, it is
    perfect. No scratches, and I have really hammered mine.

    G.
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    "G" <g@g.com> wrote in message
    > I have not had any other "touch screen" device in the past, my DS has
    > been used extensively, and if you give the bottom screen a wipe, it is
    > perfect. No scratches, and I have really hammered mine.
    >
    > G.

    Awesome. Guess I need not be so paranoid.

    Cheers,
    -Eric
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    "Eric" <nospam@nospam.not> wrote in message
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    > "G" <g@g.com> wrote in message
    >> I have not had any other "touch screen" device in the past, my DS has
    >> been used extensively, and if you give the bottom screen a wipe, it is
    >> perfect. No scratches, and I have really hammered mine.

    For the brief time I was playing a game using the touch screen, I was really
    pretty hard on mine with no signs of wear. Sure beats the screens on my
    PDA..lol Also of note, the two DS demo units at my local EB - both
    constantly accessible to the public are still perfect though I never see
    anyone messing with them when I'm there.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 Eric <nospam@nospam.not> wrote:
    > BTW: For those that want to use screen protectors, I found something that

    yeah I just stuck a pda screen protector on my one (cut to size).. works
    a charm.
    --

    "I hear ma train a comin'
    .... hear freedom comin"
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