View Full Version : Screencover surgery operation.
04-28-2005, 08:46 AM
Okay, i just got my 18€ worth of screencovers for Zire.
Now the question is... HOW ON EARTH are you supposed to place them withouth leaving miniature airbubbles allaround?
I cleared the screen, spent 10min just placing it carefully. Still some air left below.
04-28-2005, 09:07 AM
A few tips...I too hate screen protector application.
1. install the screen protector in the bathroom with the hot water tap on and the door closed (this steams the atmosphere, making lint less likely to stick)
2. clean off both sides of the screen protector and your screen with a lint-free cloth
3. after doing #2, take your screen protectors and remove any excess lint from it with tape. hold it by its edges and use the sticky side of the tape to remove lint
4. I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS STEP, BUT READ ABOUT IT RECENTLY AND PLAN ON TRYING IT THE NEXT CHANCE I GET. Put a small drop of baby oil or cooking oil on the surface of the screen protector that will abutt the device. This IN THEORY will help you press out any bubbles that form, pushing the bubbles to the sides of the protector.
5. Carefully align the protector and use a credit card as you apply it to help smooth things. This also helps ensure that the protector is placed a tiny bit at a time.
6. Don't get fingerprints (obviously) on the "sticky" or "device side" of the protector, but don't worry about fingerprints on the non-device side of it, those will wipe up pretty easily.
If you DO try the oil technique, let me know how it works for you. Thanks!
04-28-2005, 09:22 AM
Hmm... I think i just might try that oil thing.
So you are supposed to insert the oil between the screen and the protector?
04-28-2005, 09:32 AM
You should have read reviews about all screen protectors before you did buy those protectors, because some of those will not leave almost at all any airbuddles under.
Example: My sony clie th55 crystal clear screen protector. Touch isn't very good, but it don't leave almost any airbuddle under and protection is really good because it handles so many scratchs + very bright view.
Some tips are that clean the room where you will place the screen protector so clean all dust from table where you will place protector and wash your hands before operation.
Now only think what you can du if you want buy new protectors is that try carefully "push" airbuddles out with some kind of card.
I hope that some of those tips help :o
There are all kinds of screen protectors, thin-disposable kind, thick-washable kind, milky-non-glare kind, etc. Each has different procedure and graffiti writing feel. Some are so thick that may not make air bubbles, but reduce sensitivity, and may lead to digispokes problem (http://www.1src.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45669&highlight=digispokes).
I use the thin-disposable and yet very clear kind (Fellowes WriteRight) to avoid the digispokes. There may be some air bubbles during installation. However, by applying it slowly from top-to-bottom, followed by credit card swipe over the fresh installed layer, I can minimize the air bubble formation. There are no dust to worry about because the screen protector has coat that you need to peel it off while placing the fresh, now exposed, tacky layer on the glass/digitizer. Once you complete the peeling, applying, and creditcard swiping, you then use the credit card again to drive the air bubbles out by swiping from center to the edge. If you still have some left over air bubbles, don't worry about it because after a day or two, the bubbles will diffuse out through the screen protector, leaving you with a clear coat, as if you don't have a screen protector. ;)
I used to have the expensive, thick-washable kind that left milky looking coat and got digispokes problem. Its installation is a bit tricky. I have to wash it throuroughly to get those dust off, dry it off with dust removal spray (not with towel becaust of lint left over). Every now and then I have to peel it off the glass/digitizer, blow the trapped dust or lint off with the dust removal spray and re-apply the screen protector again. If the dust or lint is pretty stubbornly stuck in between the screen protector and the glass/digitizer, I ended up removing the screen protector completely, wash it again and start the procedure all over again. What a chore. I ditched it.
To date, I'm still happy to use the thin-disposable kind for the last 2 years. I replaced this screen protector once every 2-3 months. Not bad at all for $1/screen protector.
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