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Initial post: 29 Apr 2012 20:06:08 BDT
M. Richards says:
So, like an idiot, I put off buying a screen protector for my brand new kindle touch. This morning I discovered that there was a relatively deep 1.5 inch scratch on the screen. Has anyone had any luck removing scratches from their screens? Any advice on what I could try to get the scratches off? Please, any advice is greatly appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:09:17 BDT
Suze says:
I haven't any scratches and have no intentions of putting a screen protector on it, as I think it will cause reflections when reading in sunlight. How on earth did you get such a deep scratch on it.

Amazon are pretty good, and with it being so new, if you tell them what you've done they might replace it for you free of charge. Follow the help link on the top right of this screen for contact details.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:12:17 BDT
L Brasi says:
I cannot imagine any way of 'removing' scratches which would not leave an area that would constantly bother you. Contact Amazon Customer Service and ask how to proceed - based on other reports I am sure you will be very happy with what they do.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:18:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2012 20:22:59 BDT
jewellers rouge might do the trick Rab but ther's a knack to it and it's only for very fine scratches and takes a lot of work.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:25:27 BDT
L Brasi says:
Yeah Lys - but the screen would end up with a polished area amongst the matt finish - dae yer heid in it wid.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:27:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2012 20:28:21 BDT
AYE then he could go ower it wi a wee bit wet and dry.That wid tak the shine aff it (only kiddin)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:29:55 BDT
Suze says:
Won't that look nice on a week old kindle :)

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 20:30:39 BDT
How old is the kindle? Amazon a really good at replacing them within the warranty period even if you have damaged the kindle itself. Give them a ring and ask.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:33:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2012 20:37:27 BDT
bit careless gettin it damaged like that after only one week.wis he no Suze.I still handle my kk with the greatest of care.Might have been better to use these then it might no hav got scratched

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:50:17 BDT
Suze says:
lol.

Just had a quick look at my screen but it's fine.

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 21:25:50 BDT
It hasn't occurred to me to get a screen protector for my K4 - should I? i know when I initially had my touch screen phone I bought it a screen protector, but it made the screen frustratingly unresponsive, and I took it off quite soon after fitting it. How many K4 and KK users use screen protectors? Are Touches more vulnerable?

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 21:57:34 BDT
Miss Swinden says:
I boought a 'matt' screen protector for my K4 last week and it's shocking, reflects everything - I'm going back to just not having a screen protector, it's done fine since Xmas without one...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 22:02:24 BDT
Touch screens are no more vulnerable to scratching than previous Kindles.

Putting a plastic screen protector over the screen defeats the whole purpose of the non-backlit tecknology of e-ink.

The best investment is a suitable cover to encase the Kindle which covers the screen and protects it when closed.

Dave.

Posted on 29 Apr 2012 22:29:04 BDT
just me says:
Use a case to keep it protected.
If you get no joy from amazon try a bit of tooth paste, it's very gentle and removes most light scratches, but yours may be too deep.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 22:37:40 BDT
Brian says:
You're right there , just - a case is essential for all touchscreens - although my lads are testament to the fact , that iPhones don't need cases!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 08:38:08 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Suze - same here - I really don't want a screen protector even though OH keeps saying I'm stupid and should want one!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 08:39:54 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Sara - I don't have a screen protector on my KK and even after nearly two years of heavy use it still doesn't have any scratches on the screen. I don't think they're necessary as the screen seem pretty scratch resistant to me.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 10:08:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2012 10:10:14 BDT
L Brasi says:
Dave's is the best advice here. Using protectors is like paddling in your wellies!.

If you have the 'Official' Amazon Touch case then buy a length of 10mm wide elastic and cut enough to go around the case top to bottom with tension - glue the ends of the elastic together by overlapping ends 10mm and using epoxy fast set - better than knotting. Spring this loop around the case when storing - this prevents 'foreign' (or even home grown) objects getting inside the flap and wreaking scratchy havoc. Buy enough elastic to make several as you will keep losing them.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 10:20:41 BDT
L Brasi says:
Many smart phones have 'Gorilla' hardened glass which is quite scratch resistant (but not totally scratch or shatter proof).

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 10:48:27 BDT
Brian says:
My lads are a testament to the fact that iPhones are virtually indestructable! I never bother with screen protectors on owt , but then I am a careful chappie.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 10:55:09 BDT
L Brasi says:
iPones do not like being dropped in front of car and then being run over - as demonstrated by 'ma boiee' a few years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 10:59:37 BDT
Brian says:
Steve didn't account for that - nojobby's perfect!

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 12:28:55 BDT
M. RICHARDS When you have got sorted with the scratched screen I would recommend buying the screen protector they sell at POUNDLAND for IPad just cut to size it does the job. I use it for my tablet cheaper than the one they tried to sell me when I purchased my tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 12:39:52 BDT
What does a perfect" jobby" look like please Brian ?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 13:17:18 BDT
Brian says:
Eh?
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