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RLSid17

Hi this is my first time posting in Nintendo Life I just had my DS Lite replace the top and bottom screen and also the shell. Only issue is that the protective screen is not sticking very well. I've tried to put double sided tape to it but it is still not sticking. I had to push it every time and after a minute it sticks out. Is there a fix to this?

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WoomyNNYes

@RLSid17 If you're talking about a film or tempered glass protector that keeps lifting, that means the screen or adhesive was contaminated(dirty). At that point, I think its a losing battle. Unfortunately, dust can get in there, even if you're being careful. The solution, as far as I know, is start over with a new protector. Do your best to make sure the screen is clean, handle the adhesive as little as possible. If it helps, trying looking up a video tutorial.

When I got the amFilm tempered glass protector for the Switch, I looked up their tutorial video. AmFilm sells their screen protectors as a two pack, in case applying the first one doesn't go well. (obviously, you don't use tempred glass on the DS or 3DS's flexibe touchscreen.)

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@WoomyNNYes well it's not a tempered glass protector but the screen that covers the actual LCD screen. i did check the adhesive and it is starting to dry. I'm not comfortable using super glue as it might mess up the adhesive. is there other than super glue that I can use?

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WoomyNNYes

@RLSid17 Oof. Definitely don't use super glue. It's not meant to be looked through, even if it's clear. It will look awful. And it will not come off. I can't stress that enough.

Unfortunately, film is fussy, and I've never found a solution to fix a film edge that won't stick. I recall one tutorial video that recommended using a hair dryer to help make an edge stick, but it didn't work. Hence, my hopeless outlook towar

I did learn that applying tempered glass is more likely to apply well than film. It's not easy, just better than film. However, I don't know if glass will fit in the DS clamshell design when you close it.

I'm wish I had a better recommendation for you, but these are the things I've learned after fussing with film edges that won't stick. Getting another screen protector, and trying again, is the only good solution I've seen.

EDIT: If you do get another protector, check their website or if they have a youtube for video tutorials, just in case they say something that improves your odds of success.

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This person is talking about the plastic layer that is in front of the lcd display in the DS, not a separate protector.

Those are stuck on with glue around the black borders. You can use small drops of super glue though that might make it harder to repair later on, and can be hard to control when wet. I usually see people using a really thin double sided tape, or buying complete replacement pieces that come with the glue pre-applied. You can get those online, mostly from eBay and places like that.

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@Eel Thanks! If that's the case, then, Ohhhhhh, I see. ūüėČ

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@Eel @WoomyNNYes Thanks for the advice! Yes I did think that if I buy a tempered glass it would only be the same size as the plastic layer. I did try to use double sided tape but the adhesive from the black borders aren't sticking enough.

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UPDATE: I tried glue stick and the screen is now sticking so that one works

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