Protect Your LCD (IPOD or Digital Camera)





Introduction: Protect Your LCD (IPOD or Digital Camera)

Make replaceable protector patches for your otherwise scratchable LCD screens. I put these pieces of tape on my IPODs and Casio cameras and they work tremendously.

Step 1: Choose the LCD You Are Going to Protect (in This Case an IPOD Nano)

Step 2: Cut a Piece of Clear Tape to Fit. This Brand of Scotch Tape Is Excellent.

Step 3: Place Over the Screen and Stick Down Carefully Making Sure You Get No Air Bubbles.

Step 4: You Are Done! Simply Replace When This One Gets Dirty / Scratched.



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    Hokay, good idea in all, but i have an improvement. I lack the digital camera to make an instructable on this so. 1)Materials, Penknife or razor blade or something sharp Packing tape a measuring instrument,eg ruler if ur that dumb. an lcd to protect is a key componant Something to cut on. 2)First step Measure how wide the screen area is and how long it is 3)Second Step: Put enough packing tape on there to make about 4 of your screens, cut the screen size pretty precisely 4)Third Step: Cut another piece of packing tape with an extra centimeter of tape going each way (you can put more but that would be suffcient 5)Fourth Step: take the first piece you cut and put it sticky side to sticky side on the bigger piece. REMEMBER STICKY SIDE TO STICKY SIDE. then apply the shield you have just made to the lcd you wanna protect, put the piece thats the screen size on the screen and put the other sticky on the outside of the screen, therefore creating a residue free screen protector

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    actually. yes i am. What are you; and american hick? Kidding of course. and the Hokay is reference to "End of Ze world"

    I tried an experiment with the new Glad "Press-n-seal" wrap. This stuff is mildly sticky, and removes easily and cleanly. But it's frosty on the roll, and even when pressed down and smoothed on my Palm screen, it made the image look fuzzy. So not worth it, except maybe on an ipod where the text will still be readable even if it's slightly fuzzy. I'd stick with products meant for LCD screens - don't want to screw up a $500 camera trying to save $5 on a screen protector!

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    JEEZ, guys. All this over @#$%&* screen protectors!!?? There are plenty of inexpensive and excellent "screen protectors" out there for any size LCD you need to cover. Forget all those silly homemade substitutes. They all suck. Most especially the packaging tape. Puh-leeze! The "ready made" screen protectors (have you folks discovered these new fangled indoor flush toilets yet???), last a long time, even if you are a total cheapskate.

    maybe cut a peice of saran wrap exactly the size of the screen and put a little bigger peice of packaging tape on the wrap. this way if you take it off their will not be any sticky residue

    Nice, but a less sticky solution is to cut a clear piece of plastic from a package, and tape a border. Keeps the screen glue-free. Might scratch sooner, but less glue to remove from the lcd screen. With iPods, a skin covers up the tape, and keeps it factory-fresh.

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    Hmm, You think This Would Work On A iPhone, Or iPod touch? I Say Probably Not, But It's Worth A Try, Thanks For The Idea

    o ye nad for ppl new to this watch make sure the object you use it on it will be able to come off nice in clean when your done :)

    exactly what i do but i use it on phones mostly


    I found it extremely easy to remove air bubbles by gently moving them to the side with a credit card. Dont go to hard though becuase this somtimes blemishes the tape.

    a little trick to reducing/eliminating airbubbles for this or any adhesive (e.g. decals/stickers/vynl labels) is to wipe the surface with a detergent/water mix, similar to what you would do to clean it. But before the surface dries, lay down your sticker and you'll find it is much easier to work out the the bubbles. Somehow the moisture dries out, very rapidly.

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    I use the precut business card/id laminating (self-stick)sheets on my XM My-Fi. It does not leave alot of stickiness. Mainly just around the corners. I use a little Goo-Gone & soft Micro-fibre cloth to remove adhesive and clean before putting on a new piece. All can be purchased at Walmart.