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Topic: Nintendo DS(i) protector case – how to remove properly?

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nagareboshi

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Hello there everybody.
Today I purchased a clear protector case by Hori for my Nintendo DSi. I attached it without further problems (although the hooks on the top part did scare me because I thought they would make scratches) but the removal of this case seems to be pretty hard. I hurt my thumb at the many attempts I did (I ripped my skin under the finger nail). Maybe I'm just too dumb to do it the right way. The instructions on the back of the package don't help me either.
Why do I want to remove the protection? Just in case I want to insert a custom design between the case and the system.
Is there any easy and safe way to remove it? Any help is appreciated. Maybe a video tutorial would be even better! Haha :)
(I know.. it's kinda stupid, but I need help :p)

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thewiirocks

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I can't help with the protector case, but I can make a suggestion. Adding "armor" to the outside of your system is the wrong solution. Not only does it change the thermal properties of the system (potentially leading to system problems down the road), but the protection is mostly against external scratches with little thought paid to rough handling or dropping.

Instead, I'd recommend looking for a proper carrying case. Preferably one that will properly restrain the system while providing cushioning against rough handling. I ended up getting the following $10 case from Gamestop:

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_i...

The case is padded, has elastic bands to properly restrain the system, contains space for up to 12 games, has a solid wrist strap that allows you to effortlessly transport the system, and a velcro belt loop for longer excursions. Oh, and it fits a DSi without issue. It's one of the best cases I've seen on the market, and it's surprisingly affordable.

Just my 2 cents worth. Good luck with getting the protector off!

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nagareboshi

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thewiirocks wrote:

I can't help with the protector case, but I can make a suggestion. Adding "armor" to the outside of your system is the wrong solution. Not only does it change the thermal properties of the system (potentially leading to system problems down the road), but the protection is mostly against external scratches with little thought paid to rough handling or dropping.

Never thought about the heating issue. Thanks :)
I bought the case mainly to protect it from scratches and dirt. I even think that after some time of usage the matte surface of the DSi will become sort of glossy through rubbing and touching it.
But maybe I'll overthink it because I already own a good carrying case.
Thanks for your opinion and advice!
Oh and btw, I found a way to get it off easily :)

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Victoria

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Thewiirocks - Thanks for the advice. I was considering that clear plastic cover as well for the same reason Nagareboshi mentioned. I too have a padded case, but when I'm playing on the go, I'd like something to protect it while it's outside the case.

I've seen a few leather-type ones that hold the bottom of the case in while playing, but the top half folds back out of the way.(is it ok to post links here?) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tuff-Luv-Classic-Leather-Style-Ninten...
They look simple to remove, but good for gaming on the road. I wonder if this would work better?

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Pegasus

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For protection I use BD&A's system wallet. The DSi fits very snuggly into the case, and it has room for three additional cartridges in the flap - more than enough games for on the go at any given time. What I really like though is that it is kept shut by magnets. Not having to bother with silly velcro or a zipper is quite nice.

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